On March 31, 2021, Samsung launches in France its rugged new smartphone, the Galaxy XCover 5. This lightweight technology model joins the Enterprise Edition lineup designed for professionals.
Little by little, Samsung is giving life to its powerful smartphone lineup. Via press releaseThe South Korean manufacturer launched its Galaxy XCover 5 phone in France on March 31. This mobile phone is geared towards professionals and has a technical sheet that is not very exciting.
Little but powerful
Not surprisingly, the Galaxy XCover 5 offers approx curves. The mobile is IP68 and MIL-STD-810H certified. So it will withstand submersion to a depth of 1.5 meters for 30 minutes, but also drops from a height of 1.5 meters Flat Metal Surface. It will also withstand extreme temperature changes, all in the 2021 included dimensions (147.1 x 71.6 x 9.2mm) and controlled weight (172g). Thus it gains about fifty grams compared to the previous model Xcover Pro It was launched in January 2020.
Still, this smartphone has a not very exciting product sheet. Thus, the 5.3-inch IPS screen displays 720 x 1480 pixels for a resolution of 311 ppi. Its processor is an entry-level Exynos 850 backed by 4 GB of RAM and runs on Android 11 and One UI 2.0 interface. On the side of the photo, there’s no frills either with a simple back unit (16MP, f / 1.8). On the front, there is a 5 mega pixel sensor that acts as a selfie tool. The battery increases to 3000 mAh, while the phone is only compatible with a 15-watt charge while some current models can reach 66 watts. Finally, the 64GB memory will be expanded via the microSD port.
Samsung wants to convince companies
It’s thanks to the software that Samsung would like to convince. The terminal is guaranteed for a period of three years, and will benefit from a series of security updates and is equipped with a Knox Suite solution to secure the company’s equipment. The partnership with Microsoft is also at risk with some specific manufacturer functionality that is natively integrated into the mobile phone. With Knox Capture, it is possible to scan barcodes or use an NFC chip to tag the site entrance or make certain payments.
Galaxy XCover 5 is already available in France at some retailers for € 299.