Samsung gears up for the rugged Galaxy XCover6 Pro Android phone

Samsung also launched a new rugged tablet, the Galaxy Active4 Pro, both of which support 5G networks.

Samsung It will bring the second-generation rugged Android phone to the front-line workers, and Galaxy XCover6 Proto the United States next month. The upgraded smartphone is slightly larger than the original XCoverPro. It has a faster processor and improved connectivity with support for 5G and Wi-Fi 6.

While Samsung launched the Galaxy XCover6Pro in other markets earlier this year, it will arrive in the US on October 20. Samsung has refreshed its rugged tablet with the launch of the Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro tablet, which is now available. Samsung, for several years, has indicated its intent to market its Galaxy phones and tablets to frontline workers.

Shah Saurabh from Samsung

Shah Saurabh from Samsung

Saurabh Shah, senior product manager at Samsung B2B, told media and analysts that the company is optimistic about the bumpy market. Shah said the rugged hardware market will reach $6 billion by 2025, with a compound annual growth rate of 6.7%. Shah argued that Samsung offers a viable alternative to more expensive devices.

“There are consumer-grade devices that are durable, but only with the case,” Shah said. “On the other hand, you have conventional devices that are many times stiffer and heavier. [and] Engineering overkill. Because of that, they are expensive. We think we are in a unique position.”

Jin Park from Samsung

Jin Park from Samsung

Jiin Park, Senior Director of B2B Product Marketing at Samsung, noted that its partners played an important role in the company’s entry into the rugged market. “Our partner ecosystem is a huge benefit to companies,” she said. “With our partner ecosystem, companies can integrate applications specific to industry specifications and requirements. And there is flexibility to customize the solution to meet these unique business needs.”

Samsung submitted a file The first durable phone, Galaxy XCoverPro, in January 2020, just before the pandemic. Officials said at the time that Samsung’s inaugural rugged phone resembled Galaxy consumer phones. But Samsung built the XCoverPro to withstand drops or wetness and added push-to-talk wireless. Samsung and Microsoft I also opted in to Teams integration with device push to talk option.

XCoverPro 6 Specifications

Durable Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro

Durable Samsung Galaxy XCover6 Pro

unlike Samsung Consumer PhonesThe company has also introduced a replaceable battery in the XCoverPro 6. The new device is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 778G processor and comes with more memory, 6GB instead of 4GB. Samsung doubled the internal storage to 128GB (and support for a 1TB micro-SD card, versus 512GB). Samsung has also boosted the size from 6.3 inches to 6.6 inches. It is IP68 rated, MIL-STD-810H.

Samsung also said that it will support the phone with four full updates to the Android operating system. It will come with Android 12, which means Samsung will support the device with up to Android 16. Samsung also offers the Knox mobile device management tool for free for the first year.

The Galaxy XCoverPro 6 now supports Samsung DeX, as well as the Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro. Samsung DeX allows users to connect their devices to an external monitor, keyboard, and mouse. Samsung has also enabled new devices to be installed in an mPOS docking station for point-of-sale environments.

Samsung hasn’t revealed pricing, but when the company launched the XCoverPro in 2020, the starting price was $499.

Active 4 Pro tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab Active4 Pro tablet

The Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro The Sub6 supports 5G and Wi-Fi 6 and has an optional private network capability for Citizen Broadband Radio Service (CBRS). Samsung said it is offering Enhanced Field Communications (NFC) and the company’s Knox mobile point-of-sale platform for retail point of sale use. This includes Knox Capture for scanning barcodes.

The Samsung Tab Active4 Pro will be supported by three versions of operating systems, which means that it will continue to be supported by Android 15. Powered by a Qualcomm SM73255 CPU and an octa-core processor, the Tab Active4 Pro is MIL-STD 810H rated and can withstand drops from 3 feet . It supports Wireless DeX, compared to the XCoverPro 6, which requires a wired connection. Samsung also offers five years of security maintenance releases.

It’s now available in Wi-Fi only and 5G-capable configurations, with a starting price of $699. Versions that support 5G are now available via T-Mobile and Verizon. Samsung said AT&T support will come later this year.

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