The Doogee S88 Pro is a rugged phone with a 10,000 mAh battery, IP69K rating, and protection against extreme temperatures and acid for just US$250
Doogee is one of the lesser-known Chinese smartphone brands out there. While the company started out with mainstream phones, it's since diversified into also making ruggedized devices for all-terrain usage. The latest smartphone from the company's stable is the Doogee S88 Pro.
The Doogee S88 Pro continues Doogee's rugged phone lineup, by offering a package built to withstand all manners of pressure, ingress, and impact. The S88 Pro is stated to be able to handle 1.5m drops on rough surfaces, and 2m drops on smooth surfaces for a thousand times, presumably without considerable damage.
It can also withstand extremely cold temperatures of up to -55°C for 4 hours while staying functional in the scorching sun or acidic environment. That protection against acidic environments is rated at a 4.17 PH value. The Doogee S88 Pro offers an IP69K rating, ergo, protection against close-range high temperature, high-pressure water jets. It's also IP68 rated, because why not. It can survive for 2 hrs in a depth of 1.5m, or an entire day at 1m.
As expected, while the Doogee S88 Pro is a tank of a phone, its actual technical hardware is far from premium. It sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ display, 6 GB of RAM, and 128 GB of storage with MicroSD support. A MediaTek Helio P70 provides computational power, while a humongous 10,000 mAh battery supplies juice. At the back of the phone is an ancient 21 MP main camera, an 8 MP ultra-wide-angle shooter, and an 8 MP depth sensor. The 16 MP selfie camera is housed within a teardrop notch.
The Doogee S88 Pro carries a US$250 MSRP, but can be had at the moment for just US$200. Full release is billed for June 21.