Samsung Galaxy XCover 5 receives FCC certification: Could be launching soon

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Samsung’s line up of smartphone has changed in 2019. Ditching all the series, the company was focusing only on M-series, A-series, S-series, and Note-series devices only. And in that run, the South Korean giant has already released over a dozen handsets. Still, Samsung is not done with releasing budget smartphones. Samsung Galaxy Xcover 5, the successor to the Xcover 4 launched in March 2017 recently received FCC certification. This hints that the smartphone would be launching anytime soon. The listing also revealed some of the major specs of the device.

The new Galaxy device appeared in FCC bearing the model number SM-G398FN/DS which is expected to be the Xcover 5. While going through the certification process, the listing also revealed that the phone would carry a 10.78Wh battery at 3.85 volts. These ratings imply that the battery on the device would of 2800mAh capacity. That’s the same value as the previous model.

FCC did not reveal further details about the phone. However, some hardware details came from Geekbench, which cues it to be a budget phone. The information from Geekbench points out to an Exynos 7885 chipset with 3GB RAM on the performance front. The phone would boot on Android Pie out of the box. And like most of the Samsung phones out there, this one too will ship with One UI atop the Android Pie.

Although most of the rumors about this new Galaxy phone converges to the Xcover 5, a Dutch retailer Centralpoint listed the SM-G398 on their website with the moniker Xcover 4S. So that arises an extra bit of confusion here. The device was listed on the website with the price tag of €250. Further details also came into the limelight about the launch date of the phone. It is said to launch on June 4, 2019. So if it launches then, we will know about its actual name, pricing and more of the info.