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Samsung’s rugged Galaxy XCover 6 Pro with 5G leaks well ahead of launch

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Leaked for the first time way back in March under the supposed name of Galaxy XCover Pro 2, Samsung’s next big rugged smartphone got a highly unusual official teaser a few weeks ago, with both the final name and front design confirmed ahead of a July 13 online event. targeting: “redefine” this particular class of mobile devices.

Of course, some questions about the main specs and features of the Galaxy XCover 6 Pro went unanswered, but if you expected that to be the case for much longer, you’re probably not that familiar with the Twitter work of one Evan Blass.
Better known by his @evleaks handle, the incredibly prolific leaker strikes again today as only he knows how to do it, not only to show the undoubtedly robust design of this upcoming phone from every angle, but also revealing the full spec sheet† That’s right, everything.

5G, a 50MP main camera, 120Hz refresh rate and much more

Gone are the days when rugged handsets were all about ruggedness, with modest internals in often grotesque bodies to survive the harshest conditions possible without breaking the bank.

Of course, the XCover 6 Pro won’t be as powerful as Samsung’s Galaxy S22 series high-enders, “settle” for an undisclosed 6nm octa-core processor that nevertheless sounds like a huge upgrade over the 10nm Exynos 9611 found in the 2020 original XCover Pro and the 8nm Exynos 850 under the hood of the more modest 2021 released XCover 5.

According to several previous rumors, we are dealing here with the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G mid-range chipset that will support the likes of the Galaxy A73 5G and Motorola Edge (2021), and as “confirmed today”, the processor will be fully utilized on the XCover 6 Pro, enabling 5G speeds alongside Wi-Fi 6E technology.

If the combination of 128 GB internal storage + 6 GB RAM doesn’t impress you much, the 6.6-inch screen almost looks at good on paper by mid-end robust standards, with not only FHD+ resolution but also support for “up to” 120Hz refresh rate.

The same goes for the 50MP primary shooter which comes equipped with an f/1.8 aperture, but predictably the rest of the rear camera isn’t all that great, including just an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle sensor and a flashlight.

While not exactly record-breaking, the 4,050 mAh battery will certainly prove to be a major selling point, allowing users to easily remove and replace it when traveling or working outside of a “normal” office.

A few negatives and an unknown price

With the 6.6-inch Galaxy S22+ weighs 195 grams while packing a 4,500 mAh battery, you might not expect the Galaxy XCover 6 Pro to weigh 235 grams.

But that’s only if you’re not very familiar with rugged designs and the weight typically added by making a phone resistant to immersion in water, as well as dust, dirt, sand, extreme humidity, altitude, salt fog, vibration and yes, even the occasional fall on a hard surface.

With all that in mind, we’re sure you’ll find it relatively easy to overlook not only the aforementioned weight number, but the 9.9mm waist and aged notch, the latter of which feels like a shock. downgrade the trendy hole punch from the Galaxy XCover Pro.

There’s clearly a (real) chance this compromise was made to lower production costs, and with all the specs above, as well as a good old-fashioned headphone jack, microSD card slot and preloaded Android 12 software, this brawny bad boy could be a unbelievable value for money, let’s say $500.

But the recommended price is actually still unknown, as is the commercial release date and… pretty much everything about the Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro was also confirmed on July 13.

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