Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 to debut with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box

Samsung Galaxy XCover3

According to a new listing on Geekbench benchmarking website, Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 will debut with the latest Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.

Rather than unveil the Galaxy Xcover 3 last year, Samsung opted to refresh the 2015 variant with a Value Edition. Compared to its predecessor, the Value Edition only came in with a newer operating system – Android Marshmallow – and processor – Exynos 3475 – but kept the rest of the specs and design as well.

Now, according to a new report, the South Korean tech giant is readying a successor to these two dubbed Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4. The report is not coming from Samsung itself, rather, a listing on benchmarking website Geekbench reveals a Samsung device with model number SM-G390F. What basically confirms that this is the Xcover 4 is the model number, which goes hand-in-hand with those used for the previous models. The 2015 variant has model number SM-G388F while last year’s variant got model number SM-G389F. A no-brainer huh!

From the listing, the alleged Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 has an interesting set of hardware and software specs. For starters, the phone has been listed with an Exynos 7570 processor from Samsung. This chipset is made using the 14nm process – a process that was used to manufacture a bunch of high-end chipsets. This chipset is a quad-core clocked at a speed of 1.43GHz and is paired with a RAM of 2GB. Samsung will also launch this phone with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box, which is a good thing considering the number of entry-level devices out there with this OS installed.

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4

The new Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 should keep the rugged design of its predecessors and given that what it used last is still the best standard in the market so far, it is possible that this year’s model will retain the MIL-STD-810G standard, but probably up the dust and water certification from IP67 to IP68. Under the hood, the upgraded processor and RAM should also be accompanied by a better storage, probably 16GB or even 32GB, but the former is more likely given that the Xcover 3 Value Edition has 8GB of storage, but with room to expand via a microSD card.

There should also be some updates on the battery capacity from last year’s 2200mAh as well as the cameras, but details about these specs remain unknown. Still, the Geekbench listing does not represent Samsung’s voice, so take it as you would take any other unconfirmed report.

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