Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 Spotted on FCC, Launch Expected Soon

Two back-to-back leaks on the Samsung Galaxy XCover 5.


Samsung seems to be prepping for the launch of yet another smartphone in its rugged smartphone lineup of the Galaxy Xcover series, the Galaxy XCover 5. The smartphone was recently in the news, thanks to its existence discovered on Geekbench just yesterday. The Galaxy XCover 5 appeared on the Geekbench database with model number SM-G525F, packing 4GB of RAM and Exynos 850 SoC. And now, more evidence of this handset is found yet again, considering that it has obtained the FCC certification.

Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 with 15W Charging Support Clears FCC Certification

As per the FCC listing, the Galaxy XCover 5 also bears the same model number SM-525F, which will offer a 15W charging support. No other details are uncovered in this latest FCC certification, except the existence of 15W charging capability. On the Geekbench benchmark, the device had managed to score 182 points in the single-core CPU test and 1,125 points in the multi-core test. As far as the software on this smartphone is considered, it is most likely to run Android 11, as per the Geekbench.

Back in November, Samsung’s new smartphone with model number SM-G501B was benchmarked in HTML5TEST running Android 11. The device in question was believed to be the Galaxy XCover 5. However, considering new traces of the XCover 5 coming in, the XCover 5 will have model number SM-525F. GalaxyClub in its latest report mentions that SM-G501B could be the Galaxy S21 in disguise, as Samsung is assumed to fake model numbers while testing its new handsets in the benchmarking system.

Moving onto more details about the Galaxy XCover 5, this latest handset will be packing Exynos 850 SoC, which the Korean smartphone maker launched in mid-2020. The Exynos 850 is an entry level SoC by Samsung built built on the 8nm LPP process. It packs eight Cortex-A55 cores with a maximum frequency of 2.0 GHz, offering Mali-G52 GPU. The SoC supports Full HD+ displays, and a dual-camera setup with Full HD 30fps video recording. Connectivity options in this processor include Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and even support for FM Radio.

As per the history of the devices in the rugged Galaxy XCover series go, the XCover 5 could also offer IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, and a MIL-STD-810G compliancy. As of now, Samsung is yet to reveal the official launch date of this new upcoming smartphone. However, considering the latest FCC certification, and appearance on Geekbench database, the launch doesn’t seems to be that far away.