The phone has a No Battery Mode, allowing it to run without a battery when plugged into the USB-C port.

Both devices have removable battery. But, the Xcover 7 has a No battery Mode as a pro alongside being IP68 rated.

    • @limerodOP
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      13 months ago

      These devices are already niche as they are. It’s unlikely they would make a similar one in a smaller form factor.

      • @Know_not_Scotty_does@lemmy.world
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        23 months ago

        Motorola, sony, and even samsung made smaller versions of these before. I had a moto defy, sony acro s, sony xperia z3 compact and z5 compact personally. The last 2 ish generations of phones with ip ratings, headphone jacks, and expandable storage have all been 6.3+ inches with the possible exception of the cat or bullet phones and the oddball chinese ones. Don’t get me wrong, this is a step in the right direction for a lot of reasons but I am really over 6+ inch phones. They don’t fit well in pockets, they are less user friendly with 1 hand, and don’t offer significantly more features anymore.

        • @limerodOP
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          13 months ago

          Agree. But, they don’t appear to be bothering with small phones for now. It could change in the future with market saturation. But, not now.