While most hardcore Samsung fans might find it hard to think of anything other than the Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Z Flip 4 super powerhouses that the company is expected to unveil in a few months, the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer is clearly working on many other products as well.
Two of these are almost guaranteed to generate a lot of excitement among their admittedly small but incredibly loyal target audience, who are undoubtedly different from today’s ‘mainstream’ handsets and tablets with extra rugged designs.
What’s in a name?
Newly unveiled image of the Galaxy XCover Pro 2/Galaxy XCover 6 Pro.
That explains the large numerical distance between the two possible names, and while the aforementioned Qualcomm SoC isn’t a screamer, we believe the Pro suffix is fully justified here. Compared to the non-Pro XCover 5, also known as SM-G525, this SM-G736U phone that is currently in the pipeline is set to upgrade the RAM count (from 4 to 6 gigs) and the screen resolution.
By the way, the SM-G736U model number suggests a much stronger connection to the first-generation XCover Pro, also known as SM-G715, while also confirming a US release (at least in an unlocked variant) without a doubt.
The Galaxy XCover Pro 2 comes standard with 5G connectivity and an old-fashioned headphone jack, and almost certainly has Android 12 out of the box on the software side.
At least that’s based on the pretty impressive 450 ppi density revealed by Google, which seems to come out at about 5.85 inches in diagonal instead of 6.56 inches at a resolution of 2408 x 1080 pixels. Those numbers aren’t exact, of course, but it’s highly unlikely now that the XCover Pro 2/XCover 6 Pro will offer more than 6 inches of screen space.
What’s in a rugged tablet?
This is the original Galaxy Tab Active Pro with a rugged design and built-in stylus.