- Samsung and Microsoft have collaborated for the development of this smartphone
- The company said that this smartphone is designed for the front-line workers across a variety of industries
Samsung Electronics has unveiled the new. The Galaxy XCover Pro, as Samsung informed, completely re-imagines the enterprise-ready smartphone, delivering a rugged, yet stylish device for both field and customer-facing settings. It also has the ability to integrate the newly announced walkie talkie capability in Microsoft Teams.
“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,” said DJ Koh, president and CEO of IT & Mobile Communications Division, Samsung Electronics.
The Microsoft connection
The Galaxy XCover Pro is push-to-talk ready with its two programmable keys, allowing users to stay in contact with anyone throughout their day with a simple push of a button, including the main office, dispatchers or different team members on-site. To make it easier for colleagues to communicate with each other, Samsung worked closely with Microsoft to introduce Microsoft Teams, its new walkie talkie capability on the Galaxy XCover Pro, making it the first partner solution to leverage the push-to-talk feature.
“Microsoft and Samsung have a deep history of bringing together the best hardware and software to help solve our customers’ challenges. The powerful combination of Microsoft Teams and the new Galaxy XCover Pro builds on this partnership and will provide firstline workers everywhere with the technology they need to be more collaborative, productive and secure,” said Satya Nadella, CEO, Microsoft.
IP68 water and dust-resistant
The device is IP68 water and dust resistant, capable of withstanding 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 4,050 mAh battery lasts long after the day is done.
“The Galaxy XCover Pro offers a clear, edge-to-edge 6.3 inc FHD+ infinity display with an enhanced touchscreen able to work in any condition, including rain or snow. For users in the field, glove mode allows for gloves-on use and the new voice to text message feature provides real-time dictation and messaging for simple, convenient communication,” read Samsung’s official statement.
It continued, “In addition to its ruggedness, the Galaxy XCover Pro is also built with data security in mind and is protected by Samsung’s defense-grade multi-layered Knox platform. The device also features a fingerprint reader and facial recognition for touch-free accessibility while out in the field.”