Modern smartphones are quite delicate, users tend to like light and slim designs, so companies don't bet too much on rugged phones. But now we know that the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 could be released soon, and it would be a rugged smartphone, that is, created to withstand harsh conditions.
Although Samsung often offers the Galaxy S Active as more resistant versions of its flagship smartphones, the Galaxy Xcover represents another alternative. They tend to be cheaper, offer a protection-oriented design, and are not released as frequently. In fact, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 will succeed the previous 2015 model, following a renewal schedule every two years.
Regarding the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 we don't know much. It has appeared on the Wi-Fi Alliance website, which indicates the Wi-Fi functions that it will include. Apart from this, the only information revealed is that it will have Android 7.0 Nougat when it is released. The smartphone has been identified as a member of the Galaxy Xcover family because its model number is SM-G390F, while the previous version was SM-G388F.
We can expect the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 to be a mid-range smartphone, both in price and specifications. It would offer resistance to water and dust, and surely a casing that withstands better shocks The The photos that illustrate this article belong to the 2015 model, so perhaps this style is chosen, with physical buttons that facilitate control.
It seems that the Galaxy S8 could lose the usual physical buttons in Samsung, but in the Galaxy Xcover 4 this would not make much sense. We may meet the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 at the end of February, at MWC 2017, the technology fair that brings together the mobile industry every year in Barcelona.
If you have a job where your phone suffers a lot, or even if you do action sports in your free time, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 could be a good option We will have to check what degree of resistance this rugged smartphone offers, but it is always positive that more options appear on the market.
What do you think of the Galaxy Xcover 4? Do you think Samsung is right to bet on this all-terrain phone?