Samsung is working on Galaxy Xcover 5, possibly with 5G
Samsung is developing a new device in the budget-friendly and robust Xcover series, the Galaxy Xcover 5. It may be the first in the series with a 5G connection.
Galaxy Xcover 5 with 5G in the works
It will be busy months for Samsung again, at the end of 2020, early 2021. In addition to the Galaxy S21, new devices in the A-series are also expected – the Galaxy A32, Galaxy A52 and Galaxy A72, for example. But that is not everything. A new rugged phone in the Xcover series is also in the pipeline.
Information that reached us shows that Samsung is working on a device that is currently referred to as the Xcover 5. The device carries – we suspect – model number SM-G501B. If this is indeed the correct model number, then it can be deduced that the device has 5G connectivity. Any 4G version must then bear model number SM-G500F.
An early browser benchmark also reveals that the device runs on Android 11, and has an aspect ratio of 20: 9.
The Galaxy Xcover 5 will join the series that ended with the Xcover 4S in 2019. At the beginning of this year, the Galaxy Xcover Pro also appeared – a robust device in a somewhat higher price range. If the Galaxy Xcover 5 is in line with the Xcover 4S in terms of price, the device will be a lot cheaper than the Xcover Pro. And that despite the alleged 5G connectivity.
For now we can say that the development is still quite early. More details will undoubtedly emerge in the coming months. They will then have to confirm – or deny – that the Xcover 5 and the SM-G501B are one and the same device. Until then you can keep a grain of salt ready.
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