Samsung Galaxy XCover FieldPro: smart for the pros

The Samsung Galaxy family has a newrugged smartphone - Samsung Galaxy XCover FieldPro. This time, the representative of the XCover subspecies is presented as a device for professionals. His name - FieldPro - even specifies for which ones. For those whose activities are carried out outside the comfort of offices - in difficult field conditions, in production facilities, etc. Moreover, even the announcement itself took place in a rather non-trivial setting - at a conference of the International Association of Police Chiefs (IACP). It’s not even a fact that the model will go on public sale - for now the company who got it is not a fact that they will sell it - so far it is a matter of deliveries under state contracts.

Like any smartphone with increased reliability,Samsung Galaxy XCover FieldPro is not afraid of water, dust, can withstand drops from a height of one and a half meters, is able to survive temperature changes and vibration. The device can be used as a Walkie Talkie. This is a standard set, which many “SUVs” have. But support for the Band 14 special frequency (aka FirstNet) is already exotic. This is a special channel used by rapid response services - ambulances, police, fire brigades, coast guards. In the United States, of course, the smartphone is aimed specifically at this market.

The device has an unexpectedly high resolutionthe screen - with a diagonal of 5.1 inches 1440 by 2560 pixels - is 575 ppi. The chipset is rare - Exynos 9 Series 9810, the beginning of last year. It is embedded in a very limited number of models, it is interesting in that it consists of Samsung's own high-performance core. The memory is pretty decent. The cameras are single, but there is: the main 12-megapixel camera with dual autofocus and a triple flash, and 8 MP front.

The model has a fingerprint scanner and supports NFC. There is a 3.5mm audio jack. The 4,500 mAh battery is charged via the USB Type-C port.

Main features of Samsung Galaxy Xcover FieldPro:

Screen 5.1 ″, 1440 × 2560, 576 ppi, 16M colors, touch, capacitive, multi-touch
IronExynos 9 Series 9810
2.7 GHz, 4 x Exynos-M3, 4 x Cortex-A55, Mali-G72 MP18
Mobile Internet LTE
Mobile networksLTE
GSM 850, 900, 1800, 1900
Battery Li-Ion, 4,500 mAh
Dimensions158.5 x 80.7 x 14.2 mm
Weight256 g
Camera 12 MP, flash, autofocus
frontal: 8 MP
NavigationGPS, GLONASS, Galileo
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Sensors Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Approximation, Illumination, Fingerprint Scanner (back), NFC

Tatyana Kobelskaya