A number of Samsung’s Xcover devices are available, but the company doesn’t adhere to a regular launch timetable. Geekbench has discovered a new “Samsung Xcover Pro 2” model with a strong mid-range processor.
Because it’s a Pro, this is the follow-up to the original Xcover Pro, which will ship in January 2020, rather than the Xcover 5, which launched last year. Samsung’s Exynos 9611 was not the most powerful processor of its time, but it was still fast enough for the original Pro to run well.
Powered by the Snapdragon 778G, a 6 nm (TSMC) chipset with four Cortex-A78 based cores (one of which runs at 2.4 GHz), four A55s, and an Adreno 642L. Comparable to a previous flagship Snapdragon processor (like the 860), but far more efficient and capable of supporting 5G networks.
According to the Geekbench test, this specific machine has 6 GB of RAM—2 GB more than the original Pro. The updated model also has Android 12 installed. After launching with Android 11 and One UI 2.0 in 2020, the original was upgraded to Android 11 and One UI 3.0 in 2021. The December security patch was the most recent upgrade, yet Android 12 is nowhere to be seen.
When the Galaxy Xcover Pro 2 is released by Samsung, it’s not certain whether it will be a big deal or a low-key affair (e.g. Walmart in the US bought 740,000 Xcover Pros for its employees to use in stores). Source