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Doogee got serious with the new S60 rugged smartphone and it’s affordable

Christian Jay Magowan  —  4 months ago ( Aug 28, 2017 )    |    News

When you hear of a China phone, the first thing that hits your mind is cheap, disposable and don’t quite last for long, well, Chinese manufacturers are adapting to the norms of quality devices. Odd quite frankly, a Chinese brand named Doogee brought headliners recently in the west with their almost bezel less device the Doogee Mix, or simply put a knock-off version of Xiaomi’s Mi Mix of the same race actually, but Xiaomi’s very were very well made and it’s pricey obviously.

Now, we are hearing another device from Doogee and that’s the S60. The new handset takes ruggedness to the next level, though we had a few rugged phones in the market, but to think that Doogee sells copied versions of popular devices, the S60 looks to have a hold on its own. with a uniquely built hardware that’s designed to last, we supposed.

With that said, the rugged Doogee S60 looks tough from the outside with a not to be broken by anything industrial design (think of it as a device with a protective case built-in). It’s got a full metal body and of course an IP68 certification for dust and water proofing.

With the release of the new S60, it instantly becomes Doogee’s flagship with and that just not because it can take a beating but because of its flagship specs as well. To begin with, the handset comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p display with a scratch and shatter proof display. under the shell is a MediaTek Helio P25 chipset with 6GB of RAM. There’s a 64GB internal memory and a microSD card slot for memory expansion.

For photography, the handset also packs a punch with a 21 Megapixel single sensor camera with an f/2.0 Aperture and supports OIS, PDAF that’s paired with a LED flash. On the front is a standard 8 Megapixel front-facing camera and f/2.2 Aperture for better Selfies.

Feature-wise, the Doogee S60 got plenty, first off is the fingerprint sensor, its near impossible to break shell, waterproofing, OTG support, 4G/LTE connectivity, a dual SIM slots, NFC and stereo speakers. It also got a huge battery with a 5,580 mAh of power at its disposal which also supports Wireless Qi Charging. The handset runs Android 7.0 (Nougat) out of the box with few modifications by Doogee itself.

So just how tough is the new Doogee S60? well, Lucky HR the prime distributor of Doogee devices in the country prepared a video to showcase what the S60 is capable of. From driving nails, drops, submerged in water, frozen and even dipped into boiling hot water or driven over. there’s just so many things that could happen with the device yet it still hasn’t had a scratch. It’s probably a must have device for our clumsy hands.

While the handset is already available in China, Lucky HR still haven’t set the price for the S60 as of yet. but given the prices in China, we could be looking forward for at least 14.5K unit to come.

Christian Jay Magowan

A Medtech by Profession and a big fan of gadgets and whatever technology has for the world. I scour for anything technology and science to provide you with what’s hot in this side of space.