Affordable Samsung Galaxy XCover 7 Rugged Phone Reportedly Coming Soon

What you should know

  • Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer, is preparing to release several new devices in the coming months, including the mid-range Galaxy A55, Tab Active 5, and XCover 7.
  • The Galaxy XCover 7 is expected to be a lower-end device, but with upgraded features compared to the previous XCover 5, including an increased RAM count and internal storage space.
  • The XCover 7 may have a single camera and a 4,000mAh battery capacity, housed in a rugged, robust frame. It is also rumored to have a MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ processor, a 6.6-inch screen with Full HD+ resolution, pre-loaded Android 14 software, and 25W charging support.
  • While there’s no concrete information on US availability, the XCover 7 is expected to be available in the region due to the continued availability of the XCover 6 Pro. It’s suggested that the XCover 7 will be priced around $350 when released in the US.

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Samsung, the world’s top smartphone maker and second-ranked tablet vendor, is prepping for a big release. It’s not just about three Android handsets, mind you. Sure, there’s no new Galaxy Buds edition expected alongside the Galaxy S24, S24 Plus, and S24 Ultra in the coming weeks. But the mid-range Galaxy A55, Tab Active 5, and yes, the XCover 7, are set to make their debut. It’s just a matter of time.

Outdoor enthusiasts on a budget, rejoice! The Galaxy XCover 7 is rumored to be priced at a mere €379.90 in Europe. That’s a steal, especially when compared to the current €609 price tag of the XCover 6 Pro in countries like France. Despite the absence of the “Pro” label, the XCover 7 isn’t a downgrade. It’s expected to improve on the 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage of 2021’s XCover 5, matching the 6GB and 128GB specs of the XCover 6 Pro.

The XCover 7 doesn’t look much different from the XCover 6 Pro, at least at first glance. But there’s a catch. The XCover 7 will only have one camera on its rugged back. And the rumored 4,000mAh battery capacity doesn’t exactly wow us. Considering the bulky body of rugged devices like this, it’s a bit of a letdown. But hey, the XCover 5 just about managed to pack a 3,000mAh battery into a 9.2mm thick frame. As long as Samsung doesn’t cross the 10mm mark this time, we can live with the 4,000mAh battery.

Other rumored specs for the XCover 7 include a MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ processor, a decently large 6.6-inch screen with Full HD+ resolution, and pre-loaded Android 14 software. It also has a respectable 25W charging support and all the standard certifications for a rugged phone. Water, dust, extreme temperature, vibration, and shock resistance? Check, check, check, check, and check.

Will the Galaxy XCover 7 make it to the US? We can’t say for sure, but history suggests it will. The XCover 6 Pro is available for both consumers and businesses, and anyone can order the virtually unbreakable 6.6-inch handset unlocked at $599.99. This suggests the XCover 7 could be priced around $350 when it’s officially released in the US. But we don’t have any details on the launch timing yet.

The XCover 7 is likely to be a hit with the enterprise retail channel before it reaches “normal” consumers. In other words, you might have to wait a bit longer. Alternatively, you could opt for the robust, powerful, and stylish Motorola ThinkPhone, which is similarly priced.

Derrick Flynn
Derrick Flynn
With over four years of experience in tech journalism, Derrick has honed his skills and knowledge to become a vital part of the PhonesInsights team. His intuitive reviews and insightful commentary on the latest smartphones and wearable technology consistently provide our readers with valuable information.


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