Rugged smartphones today are either too bulky or come from a lesser-known brand. So if you want a tough smartphone with okay after-sales support, check out the new Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro.

The Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 has a MIL-STD build and an IP68 rating for being water and dust-resistant. The screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, which is one of the toughest display glass in the market today.

One interesting feature is the hot-swappable battery, so you can easily remove and install a full-charged module.

The rest of the specs are pretty standard for a midrange smartphone. It is powered by a 5G-equipped Snapdragon 778G octa-core processor, paired with 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage expandable via microSD up to 1TB.


For a rugged phone, the XCover 6 Pro only has a 4,050mAh battery. Compared to others that have at least 5,000mAh. There’s also a dedicated XCover Key and Top Key that’s customizable.

Other than its hardware, the device is also pretty robust on the software level thanks to Samsung Knox Security. It also has a power button that doubles as a fingerprint scanner and face unlock.

The official price and availability details for the new Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro are yet to be announced.

Samsung Galaxy XCover 6 Pro Specs

  • Android 12
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.6-inch FHD+ TFT display
  • 120Hz refresh rate
  • Corning Gorilla Glass Victus
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G Plus octa-core processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • Adreno 642L GPU
  • 128GB internal storage, non-expandable
  • 13-megapixel front camera
  • 50-megapixel (f/1.8) + 8-megapixel (ultra-wide) rear cameras, LED flash
  • IP68 dust and water-resistant, MIL-STD-810H certified
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • Dolby Atmos
  • Customizable XCover Key and Top Key
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE, 5G
  • WiFi 6E, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.2
  • NFC
  • POGO pins (for charging)
  • USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 168.8 x 79.9 x 9.9mm
  • Weight: 235g
  • 4,050mAh hot-swappable battery

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