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Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro becomes a series first with 5G support and a 120Hz screen

The XCover6 Pro is live. (Source: Samsung)
The XCover6 Pro is live. (Source: Samsung)
Samsung has now made the Galaxy XCover6 Pro official. The OEM's latest rugged smartphone is also its most premium, being the first of its line with a 5G-capable SoC, a high-refresh-rate display and a 50MP main camera. Then again, these specs are tipped to make the 6 Pro surprisingly expensive for what is often a standard-issue work phone.

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.

Only 1 6GB/128GB RAM/storage configuration is mentioned as an accompaniment to it, although there is microSD card support: a spec with increasing rarity that is particularly ironic in Samsung's case.

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.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-06-29 (Update: 2022-06-30)