The first rugged Samsung smartphone with 5G support is here with the new Galaxy XCover6 Pro and it brings most of the features you’d expect in a 2022 smartphone. Starting with the display, XCover6 Pro brings a 6.6-inch PLS LCD with FHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. With its increased touch sensitivity, the display on the XCover6 Pro can be easily operated even with gloves or wet hands. The display is also protected by the latest Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+.
In true XCover fashion, the phone is both IP68 water and dust resistant and MIL-810H compliant. The phone’s listed dimensions are 168.8×79.9×9.9mm and it weighs a hefty 235 grams.
XCover6 Pro also supports both 5G and Wi-Fi 6E. It’s powered by the Snapdragon 778G chipset alongside 6GB RAM and 128GB storage which is expandable via microSD.
There’s a 4,050 mAh battery on board, hidden behind a removable plastic back so you can swap batteries while you’re out and about. The bundled cable can charge the phone up to 15W, and the phone also supports proprietary accessories that connect via the two pogo pins on the bottom. The phone comes with only a USB-C cable, and the charger is sold separately. In terms of extras, XCover6 Pro includes a programmable push-to-talk button.
The camera department is headlined by a 50MP main cam with f/1.8 aperture which sits next to an 8MP ultrawide snapper with f/2.2 aperture. There’s a 13MP selfie cam up front tucked in a waterdrop notch. The software front is covered by Android 12 with OneUI on top. Other notable features include speaker boost mode, a headphone jack, and Samsung DeX support.
Unfortunately, Samsung has not shared any pricing details yet. We know that the phone will be available from July in select markets across Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. Based on rumors the device should cost around €600. Samsung is expected to formally announce the XCover6 Pro on July 13 alongside the Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro tablet.