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Samsung Galaxy XCover5 moniker confirmed by Bluetooth SIG, NBTC certifications; official support page goes live

On: February 25, 2021

Highlights

  • The Galaxy XCover5 has received NBTC certification
  • It has also been spotted on the official support page in the UK
  • It is reportedly powered by the Exynos 850 SoC

[Update] February 26th, 2021: The Galaxy XCover5, which received NBTC certification yesterday, has received Bluetooth SIG certification today with model numbers SM-G25F / DS and SM-G25F, suggesting that the device will launch in both single SIM and dual SIM versions.

XCover 5 Bluetooth SIG

Galaxy XCover 5 Bluetooth SIG

Earlier:

The Samsung Galaxy XCover5 full specifications have already been leaked. Now, the Galaxy XCover5 moniker (for model number SM-G525F/DS) has just been confirmed by Thailand’s NBTC certification site.

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In addition, the support page of the device which has gone live on the official Samsung UK support page hints that the launch in Europe could be imminent. It is a rugged phone and will reportedly be available to businesses initially.

Samsung Galaxy XCover5 specifications and features (expected)

NBTC Galaxy XCover5

Galaxy XCover5 moniker confirmed by NBTC Certification

The Galaxy XCover5 had recently made an appearance on the Geekbench 5 database, revealing it will be powered by Samsung’s entry level Exynos 850 chipset, 4GB RAM and Android 11.

The specs sheet that was leaked recently by Winfuture.de revealed the complete specifications of the device. As per the leak, the upcoming rugged phone will sport a 5.3 inch HD+ display, a single rear camera with 16MP resolution, a 5MP front facing camera, a 3,000mAh battery with 15W charging, and a 4GB + 64GB configuration.

Galaxy XCover5 (SM-G525F) Official Support Page

Galaxy XCover 5 has been spotted on Samsung’s official UK support page

The Galaxy XCover5 will also reportedly feature mPOS, which suggests the device is aimed at business rather than regular consumers. The small screen size (5.3-inches) suggests that the device could succeed the Galaxy Cover4s, rather than the Galaxy X Pro, which has 6.3-inch display. Being a rugged phone, the device sports IP68 dust and water resistance and an MIL-STD-810G certified body.

It is also reported that the device would cost under €300 (~Rs 26,400). We can expect the device to go official soon.

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