Samsung has released a new rugged smartphone designed for the company’s enterprise customers. The Galaxy XCover Pro features a long-lasting (and replaceable) 4,050mAh battery to deliver reliable performance for long days in the field. It is also MIL-STD 810G certified and IP68 water and dust resistant, allowing it to withstand rain and other adverse conditions.
Some of the phone’s other features make it easier to deploy in a wide variety of situations. The XCover Pro has two programmable keys that allow users to create custom actions that will be useful in their particular line of work, whether that means turning on the flashlight or opening a specific app without needing to navigate through several menu pages.
The XCover Pro offers a robust array of mobile solutions through its partner ecosystem, and is compatible with the new Microsoft Teams walkie-talkie feature. The touchscreen is an edge-to-edge 6.3” FHD+ Infinity Display that can be used while wearing gloves, though the phone does provide voice-to-text dictation for those who prefer a different approach.
“The XCover Pro is a reflection of Samsung’s increased commitment to the B2B market,” said Samsung IT & Mobile Communications President and CEO DJ Koh. “We intend to pioneer an open and collaborative mobile platform for the digitally-enabled workforce.”
Some of the phone’s other features are geared more towards retail settings and other, less rugged business environments. The XCover Pro comes with the Visa-approved Samsung POS point-of-sale program, which eliminates the need for dedicated payment terminals and lets customers make contactless tap payments directly through the phone.
The new phone is still compatible with other mobile payment solutions. It offers barcode scanning to facilitate inventory tracking, and leverages Samsung Knox for device security.
The Galaxy XCover Pro can be unlocked through face and fingerprint recognition. The latter is delivered through a side-mounted fingerprint reader rather than the in-display scanners that have given Samsung some trouble in other Galaxy smartphones.