After the last Samsung Xcover was launched in 2015, we barely heard anything about the company’s plans to bring in its successor. But if you track Samsung’s pattern, Galaxy Xcover is its biennial series, which means it is launched once every two years. Since the Galaxy Xcover 3 came out in 2015, this would be the year to see its successor, and it’s here right on time.
A Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 has made an appearance on Wi-Fi Alliance, which hints that the smartphone may just be released very soon. According to a report by SamMobile, an unknown Samsung handset with model number SM-G390F was granted Wi-Fi certification recently, which is believed to be the Xcover 4, considering, it carries a model number in the same class, as its predecessor, SM-G388F.
The only thing known about the device is that it will run on Android Nougat 7.0, which is revealed in the Wi-Fi listing. Additionally, considering the release of Samsung Galaxy S8 has been delayed to April, the company might unveil this smartphone before that.
For the ones who missed the Xcover series all these years, these are a series of rugged smartphones by the Korean company. To put things in perspective, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 came with a 4.5-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 480×800 pixels.
Under the hood, the Xcover 3 was powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core chipset with 1.5GB of RAM. It was packed with 8GB of internal storage, which was expandable via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 came with a 5-megapixel primary camera on the rear, and a 2-megapixel front shooter for selfies. Back in 2015, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 ran on Android 4.4, and was fuelled by a 2,200mAh non-removable battery.
Connectivity options on the device included, SIM (GSM), Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, NFC and 3G. Sensors on the phone included Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.