Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro successor is allegedly spotted in new leaks
Samsung touts more and more of its new Android smartphone as the most rugged of their respective lines by the year, yet still sells Galaxy XCover-series devices. Now, the South Korean behemoth is projected to add a new variant in 2022.
OnLeaks and Zouton kicked this line of speculation off with a new set of renders allegedly associated with a "Galaxy XCover Pro 2", thereby painted as a successor for the 2020 phone of a similar name.
This leak predicted the inclusion of a 3.5mm jack, an exceptionally rare removable battery and a 6.56-inch display in the new XCover. This, according to a Google Play Console listing with the same xcoverpro2 name reportedly dug up by MySmartPrice, is to be an FHD+ panel with a 450ppi pixel density.
The OnLeaks x Zouton tip hinted at the Exynos 1280 SoC for this "Pro 2"; however, the Play Console allegedly links it to a Snapdragon 778G instead. In an even more twisty move, a subsequent leak purports to re-name it to "XCover6 Pro".
This plot thickened with the discovery of the same device - the Samsung SM-G736x - on the Bluetooth SIG website, indicating its certifcation as a device with the up-to-date 5.2 standard - and the name Galaxy XCover 6 Pro.
Therefore, it seems the XCover might be updated with a particularly premium new flagship soon (it even has dual rear cameras, a rarity in a rugged Samsung phone). It just might be intended to be a Pro 2 and a 5 successor in one, which, given the ongoing supply constraints, is entirely plausible.