Samsung Announces Galaxy XCover 5, the Latest Rugged Smartphone Built For The Toughest Environments

March 4, 2021
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Meeting the needs of an increasingly mobile workforce, the new Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 is fit for field and factory working, with complete protection against dust and water

LONDON, UK 4th March 2021Samsung has today announced the new Galaxy XCover 5, a rugged and sophisticated device equipped to handle demanding jobs, whilst meeting the needs of an increasingly mobile workforce. Engineered for the field and factory, the Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 combines durability with comfort for a product that is sleek and easy-to-hold, yet rugged enough to withstand the toughest of working environments. It’s built to power today’s mobile business with improved touch sensitivity for use with gloves, and comes with an easy-to-charge, replaceable battery for all day productivity.



Joe Walsh, Director of B2B, Samsung UK & Ireland says: “In a digital world, the role of the frontline worker is consistently becoming more challenging. They are expected to be more productive in the most extreme work environments. At Samsung, we always listen to our customers and use our expertise to develop reliable rugged devices that answer their key challenges by being easy to use and hard to break. The Galaxy XCover 5 is our most compact rugged device yet, built to increase day-to-day productivity and collaboration for field workers in all conditions – from extreme heat to the pouring rain – and enable them to get the job done.”


Built for Tough Environments

The Galaxy XCover 5 is equipped with various features to handle demanding jobs and activities. With military standard certification (MIL-STD 810H), enhanced shock absorption enables the Galaxy XCover 5 to withstand drops of up to 1.5 meters[1] and IP68-rated dust and water resistance means it can be submerged in over a metre of water for 30 minutes,[2] with complete protection against dust. And, as professionals in the field are required to wear gloves due to the demands of the job, or for health and safety precautions, the Glove Touch feature increases touch sensitivity allowing users to operate the device while wearing gloves for quick and convenient use.



Secured by Knox

In addition to being physically built to last, Samsung’s Rugged devices are protected by Samsung Knox, Samsung’s defence-grade security platform. Offering true end-to-end protection, the Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 comes with security embedded across every single layer of the device, from the chip all the way up to the apps. Samsung Knox protects confidential business information in real-time and pre-emptively responds to increasingly advanced malware and malicious threats.


As part of Samsung’s Enterprise Edition portfolio, the Galaxy XCover 5 also benefits from 5 years’ worth of security updates, giving users peace of mind knowing their data is protected for as long as they use their Galaxy device.


Integration with the Samsung Partner Ecosystem

The Galaxy XCover 5 is also enhanced with unique partner-enabled mobility solutions for use in a wide range of business scenarios, including the ability to integrate the walkie talkie capability in Microsoft Teams[3] and transform the device into a barcode scanner.


Combined with the new Samsung Knox Capture[4], the Galaxy XCover 5 can produce enterprise-grade scanning directly from the device’s camera at a competitive value, without compromising device performance. All scanned data is then directly transferred to business applications, saving time, and improving accuracy.


Both barcode scanning and push-to-talk can be easily accessed by creating a shortcut button using the programmable XCover Key – a customised feature that offers single-touch access to the most frequently used apps, such as LED flashlight, emergency calls or maps.




Greater Performance

Equipped with the powerful Exynos850 processor, 4GB RAM and up to 64GB internal storage, the Galaxy XCover 5 has the power to keep up with the demands of all businesses. The long-lasting, replaceable 3,000mAh battery also supports fast charging through USB and POGO pins, which enables customers to conveniently recharge using a wireless dock,[5] resulting in less time spent plugged in and more time on the task at hand.


Professional Grade Camera

The Galaxy XCover 5 comes equipped with a single 16MP (F1.8) rear camera that provides impeccable sharpness making it effortless to capture professional-grade images and videos. The Live Focus feature allows the subject in shot to stand out and the 5MP (F2.2) front camera is ideal for video conferencing.



The new Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 will go on sale in the UK from 12th March, available online from the Samsung Business Shop, at an RRP of £329. Samsung’s Rugged devices will also be available to purchase from Samsung Experience Stores once they re-open in line with government guidance.


For more information about Samsung’s latest Galaxy Rugged devices including specifications, please visit


[1] When tested on a flat surface, can withstand a drop of up to 1.5 metre. Drop test results meet MIL STD 810H standard.

[2] Water and dust resistant based on IP68 rating under IEC standard 60529, which tests submersion in freshwater up to 1.5 meters for up to 30 minutes. Resistance may decrease as a result of normal wear. Rinse residue/dry if wet.

[3] Microsoft Teams application and license required.

[4] Separate license required.

[5] POGO Charging Dock sold separately. Supports USB Type C, POGO Pin fast charging.



Dimension 147.1 x 71.6 x 9.2mm
Display 5.3” HD+ TFT (Full Front)
AP Exynos850 (Octa 2.0GHz)
Memory 4GB RAM with 64GB internal storage
Camera (Main) 16M AF (F1.8)

(Front) 5M FF (F2.2)

Battery 3,000mAh Removable

(15W Fast charging support)

OS Android 11
SIM Dual SIM or Single SIM*

*SIM support type varies by market.

Rugged IP68 Water and Dust Resistance

MIL-STD810H certified

Sensor Accelerometer, Proximity, Geomagnetic, Light, Gyro
POGO Pin Charging only
Biometric Security Face recognition
Hot Key One programmable key


About Samsung for Business:

Samsung is committed to developing devices and solutions that are built for the way businesses are evolving today. By understanding the needs of organisations large and small, Samsung for Business provides innovative mobile-first technology that solves their challenges and brings new opportunities.


Backed up by Samsung’s unique defence-grade security platform, Knox, businesses can choose from a wide portfolio of devices knowing their company is in safe hands. Ranging from industry-ready and award-winning rugged devices, to top-spec Galaxy Enterprise Edition smartphones with full service support, Samsung strives to deliver technology that powers business success.


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