Samsung's Galaxy Xcover series of rugged smartphones will soon get a new member. An upcoming Galaxy Xcover 5 phone with model number SM-G525F, was recently spotted on FCC and Geekbench certification sites. Now, it has picked up the Bluetooth SIG certification, hinting at an imminent launch.
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The Bluetooth SIG authority has approved two variants of the Galaxy Xcover 5 rugged phone. There’s the standard LTE-enabled Galaxy Xcover 5 bearing model number SM-G525F, as well as the dual-SIM variant with model number SM-G525F_DS. The listing also confirms the Galaxy Xcover 5 moniker and reveals that the phone will come with Bluetooth 5 support. No other specifications have been revealed by the regulatory agency. However, the recent Geekbench listing confirmed that the Galaxy Xcover 5 would be powered by the Exynos 850 SoC with 4GB of RAM. The device will run Android 11 out of the box. The Exynos 850 is a budget processor from Samsung. Based on the company's 8nm LPP process, this octa-core chipset has eight Cortex-A55 CPU cores running at 2.0GHz. The phone scored 182 points and 1148 points in Geekbench’s single-core and multi-core tests, respectively. It is expected that this device will also come with 5G support.