A Samsung smartphone with the model number SM-G930F has shown up on the Geekbench benchmark database. The device was certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance last month and is speculated to be the Galaxy Xcover 4. It will succeed the Galaxy Xcover 3, which debuted in 2015.
According to the Geekbench benchmark listing, the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 will be powered by the quad-core Exynos 7570 chipset, which is going to be paired with 2GB of RAM. Announced last year, the Exynos 7570 is Samsung’s first entry-level chipset to be manufactured on a 14nm FinFET process. Compared to its predecessor, the Exynos 7570 is claimed to deliver around 70% higher performance while using 30% less energy. It integrates the Mali-T720 GPU for graphics and supports display resolutions up to 720 x 1280 HD. Even though the Geekbench listing doesn’t mention anything regarding the display, we can be sure that the Galaxy Xcover 4 will come with an HD resolution display. Its predecessor, the Galaxy Xcover 3, came with a 4.5-inch sized display with 480 x 800 WVGA resolution. The rear camera will likely see a jump in resolution from 5MP to 8MP, while the selfie camera on the front might be upgraded to a 5MP unit.
The Geekbench listing also reveals the smartphone is being tested on the Android 7.0 Nougat platform, which means the Galaxy Xcover 4 will be running on Android Nougat at launch and not the older Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
Similar to previous Galaxy Xcover smartphones, the Galaxy Xcover 4 too will most definitely be a rugged device with possibly an IP68 certification for dust and water resistance, coupled with MIL-STD-810G certification. That actually makes it a niche device, targeted at users who want a tough no-nonsense smartphone that they can use even in the most extreme working conditions without having to worry about it getting damaged.
We’re not very hopeful, but it could be possible that the Galaxy Xcover 4 will be unveiled at Samsung’s Mobile World Congress 2017 press conference in Barcelona later this month.