Samsung Galaxy XCover Pro
Samsung's Galaxy XCover Pro is now available from AT&T for $510. The phone was first launched by Samsung at the start of the year as an unlocked phone for use on the Verizon network. With its launch on AT&T, the XCover Pro is now a certified FirstNet Ready phone, offering priority access to band 14 for first responders. The XCover Pro also supports band 48 and the private LTE networks that are possible in that band. As an "enterprise-ready smartphone", the XCover Pro is "designed and engineered for frontline workers across a variety of industries, as well as first responders." Like many rugged phones designed for frontline workers, it has an IP68 water/dust rating, military drop rating, removable battery, POGO pin charging, a display that works with gloves and wet fingers, and programmable shortcut buttons. But unlike most competing phones, it has a modern all-screen design and is relatively thin at 9.9mm. Specs include a 6.3-inch full-HD display, 4,050 mAh battery, 4 GB RAM, memory card slot, 25 megapixel main camera, 8 megapixel wide camera, NFC, fast charging, and a fingerprint reader. AT&T also offers the Samsung Galaxy XCover FieldPro, which has a thicker, more rugged design with a larger battery but a smaller 5.1-inch screen.
Samsung this week revealed the Galaxy XCover Pro, a new Android 10 phone "optimized for a variety of industries including retail, healthcare, logistics and manufacturing". It's just slightly larger than the Galaxy S10+, but with a rugged body military-rated for drops up to 1.5 meters, and rated IP68 for dust and water. Its flat screen measures 6.2-inches, sports full-HD+ resolution, and works with gloves and wet fingers. It has a 4,050 mAh removable battery that support 15W fast charging and charging docks with pogo pins. It also has a 25 megapixel main camera, 13 megapixel front camera, NFC, fingerprint reader on the side, and two programmable shortcut buttons. One of the buttons has be used for the PTT (walkie-talkie) feature of Microsoft Teams. It's powered by a Samsung Exynos chip paired with 4 GB of RAM. It has 64 GB of storage built-in and supports memory cards up to 512 GB. It will work on Verizon's network in the US and be available in the first half of 2020 for $500.