Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro becomes a series first with 5G support and a 120Hz screen
Samsung's latest Galaxy XCover-series smartphone has now debuted via the OEM's German website. The 6 Pro is indeed the atypically premium new variant hinted at in new leaks; indeed, the new rugged handset is lavished with multiple up-to-date mobile-device features.
They include a 50MP main camera, along with an 8MP ultrawide shooter in an appealing, red-accented dual lens rear panel hump. Its chassis also, predictabley, packs MIL-STD-810H as well as an official IP68 ingress-protection ratings. The reinforcment involved pushes its weight up to 235 grams, however.
This would make the Galaxy XCover6 Pro a hefty phone, even in the 5G era. On that note, it does indeed upgrade to this level of connectivity, even if this is done via the slightly older Snapdragon 778G platform.
On that note, the 6 Pro offers its series' first ever FHD+ 120Hz display, even though the 6.6-inch panel involved is also LCD. Then again, the same screen also features enhanced touch-response, so that it can still be used without removing one's gloves. It runs off a 4,050mAh battery that may overcome its slight drawback of charging at no more than 15 watts (W) by being removable.
Finally, the Galaxy XCover6 Pro will ship with a 3.5mm jack and One UI 4.1 based on Android 12. This is also now available to its immediate predecessor; however, the newer model is also rated for Samsung DeX out of the box.
The new 6 Pro has launched without pricing information, although it is said to go for as much as ~€600 (~US$630) mark on its release, which may only happen through carriers. For reference, the closest existing XCover Pro model goes for $400 on Amazon today.