6 votes Apparently Samsung just put a removable battery in one of it's new phones Posted January 10 by Kuromantis Tags: smartphones, samsung, batteries https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2020/01/samsungs-galaxy-xcover-pro-brings-back-the-removable-battery/ Link information This data is scraped automatically and may be incorrect. Title Samsung's Galaxy XCover Pro brings back the removable battery Authors Ron Amadeo Published Jan 9 2020 Word count 559 words 1 comment Collapse replies Expand all Comments sorted by most votes newest first order posted relevance OK Kuromantis (OP) January 10 Link Samsung's "Galaxy XCover Pro" seems to be bringing back the company's line of rugged smartphones, but this one is more than some extra protective plastic slapped onto an existing design. The phone has—get this—a removable battery, a feature that has all but disappeared from the market. There are a handful of very low-end smartphones that still have removable batteries, but as a mid-ranger, this would be the highest-end removable-battery phone on the market. It's hard to say if the XCover Pro is currently official or not. Samsung's Nordic division posted a CES press release that detailed the never-before-seen XCover Pro, complete with specs and pictures, alongside several other previously announced phones. A later update scrubbed all mention of the XCover from the press release. The release said the phone would be for sale in Finland on January 31 for €499 ($554), but since the release was pulled, it's unclear if that is still accurate.