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Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro is on the way, could be a huge power upgrade

We hope the new XCover device has a removable battery, though.
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May 27, 2022

 

TL;DR
  • Device listings point to Samsung’s rugged Galaxy XCover 6 Pro launching soon.
  • The phone has been listed on the Google Play Console and Bluetooth SIG websites.
  • It looks like the new phone will gain a massive horsepower boost over predecessors.

 

Samsung‘s Galaxy XCover phones are its most rugged options around, offering MIL-STD-810 designs and IP68 ratings for a more durable smartphone. Now, it looks like a new XCover device could indeed be on the way soon.

MySmartPrice spotted a Google Play Console listing for the so-called Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro or Galaxy XCover Pro 2 earlier this week, complete with a render of the front of the phone. The image seems to match the renders leaked by Steve ‘OnLeaks’ Hemmerstoffer earlier this year (seen at the top of the page). 

The Google Play Console listing also dishes out a few apparent specs. It looks like the upcoming phone will be equipped with a relatively powerful Snapdragon 778G processor, about 6GB of RAM, and an FHD+ display. The chipset in particular would be a major upgrade over both the Galaxy XCover 5’s efficient but weak Exynos 850 SoC and the XCover Pro’s Exynos 9611 processor.

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Lending more credence to an imminent release is the phone’s listing on the Bluetooth SIG website (with the same SM-G736 model number seen in the Google filing). This latest listing doesn’t tell us much else about the phone save for the presence of a dual-SIM variant and the use of Qualcomm’s FastConnect 6700 connectivity suite, as seen on the Snapdragon 778G.

Hemmerstoffer’s previously leaked renders also show features like an extra hardware key at the top of the device, a 3.5mm port, and a durable design in general. There’s no word on a removable battery just yet, but our hopes are high given that previous XCover phones had this option.