Yesterday samsung announced that its teaming up with Microsoft to convey a phone with walkie-talkie performance, supposed for frontline employees in industries like healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and logistics. The telephone, named the Galaxy XCover Pro, might be bought solely within the US at a worth of $499.
The push-to-speak characteristic (which is much faster than conventional calling) might be powered by Microsoft’s Teams app — a chat app for workplaces. The company had announced the feature last week and stated it’ll quickly be out there on select Android phones.
Samsung started this phone would present a safer and handy various to of us working. To speak with one another. The XCover Professional has a 6.3-inch full HD display and is powered by Samsung’s personal mid-vary Exynos 9611 processor. The phone has a 4,050 mAh battery that may be swapped out — not one thing of a rarity smartphone today. You may even cost the gadget with pogo pins or third party charging docks at 15W.
The phone is designed to be used within the subject, with IP68 and mil-std-810g scores to face up to water, mud, salt, and humidity injury. It additionally helps mPOS and NFC requirements that’ll assist warehouse and manufacturing facility staff in scanning objects shortly.
For firms, that is an incentive to cut back the variety of units staff have to hold. It’s not the primary time Microsoft has teamed up with Samsung. The two firms have had a longstanding partnership over the previous few years, with the latter pre-loading Workplace apps in Galaxy phones.
The XCover Pro is one other try and gets extra Samsung units in employees’ gloved arms. Last year, the Korean tech large had tried to woo corporates with a rugged tablet with excessive sturdiness and S-Pen assist. The Galaxy XCover Professional might be offered by means of Verizon within the US at $499 within the first half of 2020.