Samsung releases durable phone
Samsung Electronics has unveiled its new Galaxy XCover Pro, a sleek and durable smartphone designed for frontline workers across a variety of industries.
A rugged smartphone, it is suitable for field and customer-facing settings and features an immersive display, long-lasting battery and the protection by Samsung Knox security platform. It is also enhanced with partner-enabled mobility solutions for use in a wide range of business scenarios.
It can also integrate new walkie-talkie capability through Microsoft Teams through push-to-talk functionality.
The device is IP68 water and dust resistant, can withstand drops of up to 1.5m even without a case, and is MIL-STD 810G certified for reliable protection against extreme altitude, humidity, and other severe environmental conditions.
Pogo pin charging support and compatibility with third-party charging docks ensure the phone is powered as soon as the workday begins, and a 4,050mAh battery lasts long after the day is done. For times when even more power is needed, the battery is replaceable with a spare.
It also includes Samsung POS, a mobile-based point of sale solution approved by Visa’s Tap to Phone pilot program.
Samsung’s president and chief executive of IT & mobile communications division DJ Koh says: “The Galaxy XCover Pro is a reflection of Samsung’s increased investment and commitment to B2B market. We believe the business mobility market is ripe for transformation in 2020 and we intend to be the leader in pioneering an open and collaborative mobile platform for the next generation of digitally-enabled workforce.”
Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella says the partnership between Microsoft and Samsung have a deep history of collaboration.
“The powerful combination of Microsoft Teams and the new Galaxy XCover Pro builds on this partnership and will provide frontline workers everywhere with the technology they need to be more collaborative, productive and secure.”