Doogee unveils MediaTek Helio G99-powered S100 rugged smartphone
Although it shares many highlights with the brand's first handset with eSIM support, namely Doogee V30, the recently announced Doogee S100 replaces the 5G-capable Dimensity 900 chipset with the less potent Helio G99. On the other hand, many strong selling points remain, including the 6.58-inch FHD+ IPS display with 120 Hz refresh rate, a generous 10,800 mAh battery with 66 W fast charging, and more.
The MediaTek Helio G99 processor is coupled with 12 GB of memory, advertised as "the biggest RAM on any rugged phone currently on the market" in the official press release. The Android 12-driven Doogee S100 also sports no less than 256 GB of UFS 2.2 storage, as well as microSD support for up to 2 TB of additional space.
In Doogee's testing, the aforementioned battery managed to power the S100 for no less than 55 hours in calls, 17.5 hours in streaming mode, and 43 hours while playing music. The bundled charger can bring the massive battery from 0 to 60% in about 30 minutes.
The main camera assembly combines a 108 MP primary shooter, a 20 MP night vision camera, and a 16 MP ultrawide shooter. The selfie camera on the front side has a 32 MP sensor.
In addition to the MIL-STD-810H standard for protection from various hazards, the Doogee S100 is also rated IP68 and IP69K for protection from water ingress. If everything works as planned, this phone should become available via AliExpress and DoogeeMall from March 20 to March 26. There is no information regarding the early-bird pricing yet, but these details should surface in the coming weeks.
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Introducing Doogee S100 Rugged Phone – Stellar Performance, Solid Battery, And A Great Camera Set
Doogee has always made phones to match the specific demands of a particular demographic. With that said the company is getting ready to launch another rugged phone dubbed Doogee S100. Just like the previous rugged phone models from the manufacturer, the S100 comes with a hardened exterior and a bunch of interesting features geared toward outdoor lovers.
Let's start with performance – the Doogee S100 runs on MediaTek Helio G99 chipset. Built on TMSC’s 6nm technology process, it comes with advanced energy efficiency and is currently the fastest 4G chipset on the market. With its eight cores, it's the perfect balance between power efficiency and performance.
For memory, the S100 comes with an unprecedented 12GB base RAM. This is the biggest RAM on any rugged phone currently on the market. And it gets better because using the extended RAM feature, it can reach 20GB. For storage, the S100 comes with a capacity of 256GB of fast UFS 2.2 storage which is expandable up to 2TB for extra storage space.
Aside from the fun features most Doogee phones possess, they are also known for having large battery capacities and so does the S100 with a 10800mAh battery. That much power is capable of 17.5 hours straight hours of streaming, 55 hours of calls, and playing music continuously for 43 hours on a single charge. The 66W charger bundled with the S100 can charge it up to 60% in just half an hour.
The S100’s display is a 6.58-inch 120Hz FHD+ IPS panel with a layer of corning gorilla glass as protection. Its 20:9 aspect and 401PPI pixel density allow for a greater work area with rich and vibrant colors.
The camera bump on the back of the phone houses three (3) cameras. These include a 108MP primary sensor, a 20MP night vision camera, and a 16MP ultra-wide camera. It is safe to expect some good pictures from the 108MP primary sensor. On the back, there are two infrared emitters to aid the night vision capture of the best monochrome pictures. To complete the set, a 32MP camera on the front serves as the selfie camera.
Following the usual pattern, the S100 is IP68 and IP69K rated against submersion in water. It is also MIL-STD-810H certified against drops and extreme weather. Out of the box, it runs the Android 12 OS. The rest of the features include NFC with support for Google pay, a side fingerprint sensor combined with the power button, four navigational satellite support, dual nano sim card support, and a TF card slot.
The S100 can be expected to launch on AliExpress and DoogeeMall from March 20th - 26th.