Samsung Galaxy xCover7 to launch with Android 14 and same MediaTek Dimensity chipset as Galaxy A15 5G
Samsung's next rugged smartphone has now appeared on Geekbench, less than a week after official renders leaked online. Unusually, Geekbench refers to the upcoming device by its model and product names. In this case, the former is SM-G556B, a model number that matches Samsung's nomenclature for recent Galaxy xCover devices, such as the Galaxy xCover6 Pro (SM-G736) Galaxy xCover5 (SM-G525) and Galaxy xCover Pro (SM-G715).
Additionally, Geekbench states that SM-G556B relates to the 'xcover7', albeit as the device's motherboard. Samsung's apparent decision to include a MediaTek Dimensity 6100 Plus chipset underlines this, which shares many features with the older Dimensity 810. Incidentally, this also means that the Galaxy xCover7 will rely upon the same chipset as the Galaxy A15 5G and not the Galaxy A55 as previous rumours suggested.
Accordingly, the Galaxy xCover7 performs poorly in Geekbench 6, with just 663 scored in the single-core benchmark and 1,867 in the multi-core equivalent. Moreover, Geekbench reveals that Samsung has equipped the Galaxy xCover7 with 6 GB of RAM, which matches its predecessor. Unsurprisingly, Samsung has developed its next rugged smartphone with Android 14 too, likely based on One UI 6. It remains to be seen when Samsung will replace the Galaxy xCover6 Pro, which currently sells for US$422 on Amazon, as a renewed handset.