Samsung has been introducing smartphones specifically designed for enterprise users, in markets for quite some time now. The XCover series was first introduced back in 2011 targeting individuals who prioritize durability above all else. Over the years Samsung has launched iterations of the XCover series, such as the XCover 5 and XCover 6 Pro although they were not released in India. However, this changes with the arrival of the Samsung Galaxy XCover 7.
All About the Samsung Galaxy XCover 7
The Korean tech giant officially unveiled the device in India offering two versions; Standard Edition and Enterprise Edition. According to Samsung, this phone is a combination of military-grade toughness seamless work continuity, and enhanced productivity. This makes it India’s first smartphone to excel in terms of durability.
The Galaxy XCover 7 boasts a construction featuring a reinforced glass display that includes Corning Gorilla Glass Victus+. It also meets military-grade durability standards (MIL STD 810H) after undergoing testing to withstand challenging conditions like extreme temperatures and rain. Moreover, besides meeting standards, Galaxy XCover 7 holds an IP68 rating for water and dust resistance. This means it can be submerged in water up to 1.5 meters deep for up to 30 minutes, similar to flagship models, on the market today.
Furthermore, it has the ability to withstand falls from heights of, up to 1.5 meters guaranteeing that handling or unexpected incidents won’t interrupt its functionality. The device showcases a notch on the front resembling a water drop, an edge, at the bottom, and a solitary camera lens positioned on the back. On the side, users will locate the power and volume buttons while a button that can be personalized is situated on the left.
The Galaxy XCover 7 comes with a 6.6-inch FHD+ TFT display that refreshes at a rate of 60Hz. What stands out is that unlike devices the XCover 7 has the ability to detect touch inputs when you’re wearing leather gloves that are less, than 2mm thick. This feature allows enterprise users to operate the phone in conditions like humidity situations. However, it’s important to note that underwater touch functionality is not supported, as mentioned in the press release.
Underneath its exterior, the rugged smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 6100 SoC. Offers 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. You can expand the storage up to 1TB using a microSD card. On the back, there’s a resolution 50MP (f/1.8) camera while on the front you’ll find a 5MP (f/2.0) selfie camera. Since this phone is designed for enterprise use it features a camera sensor that works well for tasks like scanning barcodes and taking inventory photos.
Inside lies a user-replaceable battery with a capacity of 4,050mAh which can be charged through either a USB-C port or a POGO charging pin allowing for recharging in any situation. Connectivity options include support for 5G and LTE networks such as Wi-Fi (both Wi-Fi Direct and Wi-Fi version five) Bluetooth v5.3, NFC capabilities, and even includes a traditional headphone jack measuring at, around 3.5mm.
The Galaxy XCover 7 comes with some added features, like Dolby Atmos speakers, and Samsung Knox, with Knox Vault recognition using the camera and keys. Corporate and institutional customers can buy this smartphone from Samsung.com and the company’s EPP portal. The Standard Edition is priced at ₹27,208. Comes with a one-year warranty. On the other hand, the Enterprise version costs ₹27,530. Offers a two-year warranty as mentioned in the official press release.