Samsung Galaxy XCover FieldPro: “indestructible” smartphone with two batteries and “emergency” buttons

Samsung has introduced a new rugged smartphone, the Galaxy XCover FieldPro.

What's special about it?

It is symbolic that

the smartphone was shown at the conference of the InternationalPolice Chiefs Association. After all, it is intended for people who work in physically difficult, even sometimes extreme, conditions. These are police officers, employees of federal agencies, specialists in transportation, field service, etc.

The device is quite rugged and has MIL-STD-810G1 and IP682 certifications. That is, the smartphone can withstand shocks, falls, maximum temperatures, rain, and even up to 30 minutes under water at a depth of 1.5 meters.

There are separate push-to-talk buttons on the bodyand emergency request, which can help send location data or an alert. They can be activated using gloves and during bad weather. There is also support for 14th band for ad hoc emergency communications.

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Another plus is a capacious 4500 mAh battery,which will work without recharging for a whole day. The battery is replaceable, and the kit includes not only a charger, but also another battery, so you don’t have to worry about autonomy.

And finally, Samsung's security platformDefense-grade Knox is CJIS, HIPAA, and FIPS compliant and is certified for use by the federal government in accordance with the standards set by the National Information Assurance Partnership.

What else

Samsung Galaxy XCover FieldPro also received5.1-inch display with a resolution of 2560×1440, fingerprint scanner, Exynos 9810 processor, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of ROM (can be increased to 512 GB using a microSD memory card), 12 MP main camera, 8 megapixel front camera.

In addition, there is a USB 2 port.0 Type C, headphone jack, accelerometer, gyroscope, geomagnetic sensor, proximity sensor, RGB light sensor, support LTE Cat.11 3CA, BT v5.0 (LE up to 2 Mbps), NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/ b/g/n/ac in the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, VHT80 MU-MIMO, 1024-QAM, A-GPS, GLONASS, Galileo.

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Dimensions 158.5 x 80.7 x 14.2 mm, weight 256 g.

The new product runs on Android 8 OS, but they promise to update it to version 10 in the near future.

Unfortunately, there is no information about the cost of the new product yet.