Samsung Launches Rugged Galaxy Xcover7 Smartphone

What you should know

  • Samsung has announced a new rugged phone, the Galaxy Xcover7, just a week before its Galaxy S24 reveal.
  • The Galaxy Xcover7 features a 6.6-inch FHD+ display, a 50-megapixel main sensor, a secondary 5-megapixel selfie camera, and an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ processor. It also has 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal memory, expandable up to 1TB via a microSD card slot.
  • The phone is designed for durability, with an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance and MIL-STD-810H certification. It weighs 240g and is 10.2mm thick.
  • It will be available in two versions: 5G and LTE-only, with availability varying by market or carrier. The phone will be available for purchase starting January 2024 for around €365.

Full Story

Well, well, well, in a twist nobody saw coming, Samsung’s gone ahead and unveiled a new phone. And this, just days before the big Galaxy S24 reveal. Talk about a surprise party!

But here’s the kicker – the phone they revealed isn’t exactly a mystery. It’s the Galaxy Xcover7. Yeah, the one that’s been in the news quite a bit recently. We already knew a fair bit about this rugged little number before Samsung made it official.

So, what’s the lowdown on this new phone? Samsung’s confirmed it’s got a 6.6-inch FHD+ display with a 60Hz refresh rate. It’s a bit of a chunky monkey, weighing in at 240g and 10.2mm thick. But hey, ruggedness comes with a bit of heft, right?

Now, let’s talk cameras. The Galaxy Xcover7 is packing a 50-megapixel main sensor on the back. For the selfie lovers, there’s a 5-megapixel camera on the front. Not too shabby, eh?

Under the hood, this phone’s got an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 6100+ processor. It’s also got 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal memory. Need more space? You can bump it up to 1TB with a microSD card.

But the real star of the show here is the Galaxy Xcover7’s ruggedized durability. It’s got an IP68 rating, which means it’s water and dust resistant. Plus, it’s MIL-STD-810H certified.

The Galaxy Xcover7 is powered by a 4,050 mAh battery and comes with Android 14. According to Samsung, there’ll be two versions available: 5G and LTE-only. The availability of the LTE-only version depends on the market or carrier. Both versions have dual-SIM and Dolby Atmos support.

As for when you can get your hands on this rugged beast? Samsung’s new phone will be up for grabs starting January 2024. It’ll set you back around €365, but the US price is still a mystery.

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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