Samsung Galaxy XCover7 Rugged Smartphone Makes Its Indian Debut
Today saw the launch of the Samsung Galaxy XCover7 rugged smartphone in India, which was announced last month and is the first device in the XCover series to be sold there.
Standard and Enterprise are the two versions of the smartphone; they cost INR27,208 ($325/€305) and INR27,530 ($330/€310), respectively. The two phones are identical, however the warranty periods on them varies. The Enterprise option includes a 12-month Knox Suite subscription in addition to a 2-year guarantee, while the Standard model is only covered for a year.
Customers of the Standard version can purchase the Knox subscription and additional warranty separately, according to Samsung, but doing so will make it more expensive than the Enterprise model. This is because the Enterprise version is more sensible to buy because an additional 1-year warranty costs INR1,800 ($22/€20) and a 12-month Knox Suite subscription costs INR3,500 ($42/€40).
For corporates and institutions, Samsung India’s EPP portal will provide both versions for sale. Bulk purchase inquiries should be made here. In terms of hardware, the Samsung Galaxy XCover7 Standard and Enterprise variants have the Android 14-based One UI 6 and the Dimensity 6100+ SoC.
The devices come with 128GB of built-in storage that can be expanded to 1TB with a microSD card, and 6GB of RAM. Both versions include 6.6″ FullHD+ LCDs with enhanced sensitivity to enable use even when wearing gloves and Gorilla Glass Victus+ protection.
With a 5,MP selfie and 50MP primary camera, the Samsung Galaxy XCover7 is powered by a 4,050 mAh detachable battery that supports 15W charging (adapter not included).
Highlights of the Samsung Galaxy XCover7 also include a 3.5mm headphone jack, an IP68 rating, MIL-STD-810H certification, and a programmable XCover Key with customisable shortcuts. Additionally, the smartphone has a POGO charging pin.