Samsung is preparing a new rugged Galaxy XCover phone. Images of this XCover 7 surfaced at Android Headlines' colleagues. There are indications that this is not a very expensive device.
In 2022, Samsung announced its last Galaxy XCover phone; the XCover 6 Pro. What it owed the Pro addition to we don't know but it was reflected in its starting price of €629. The now released XCover 7 looks to be below that in terms of price.
Indeed, we see a drop-shaped notch back; this is something Samsung currently only applies to low-cost Galaxy phones. More expensive models all have their selfie camera behind a more modern punch-hole. The back is quite chunky with ridges for extra grip. According to the source, the back is also removable to access the removable battery.
Samsung's XCover series has received little attention lately. Probably because many Galaxy phones have become waterproof. Still, there is a niche market for really rugged phones that can take a beating. Really high-end ones, however, are not. And the XCover 7, with its single camera, doesn't look like it will be either.