Doogee has silently made a name for itself thanks to its cheap price tags and on occasion thrilling designs. Now, the company has decided to hop aboard the modular educate with the Doogee S90.
Doogee S90 Rugged Modular Smartphone Features
There are a few notable rugged Android handsets approximately – we’re questioning Samsung’s Galaxy S8 lively, and the CAT phones – but Doogee’s S90 gives a pretty unique slant at the idea for a fee that makes it very thrilling.
The case is IP68/IP69K water resistant, which means it’ll fortuitously sit underneath 5 feet (1.5 m) of water for two weeks and resist temperatures from -22 to 176° F (-30 to 80° C). It additionally meets navy fashionable 810G for humidity, mildew, salt spray corrosion, explosive fuel, vibration and ballistic surprise. All this safety provides as much as a meaty little unit that weighs 300 g (0.66 lb).
It packs a big ol’ 6.18-inch Gorilla Glass 4 multi-touch screen with a 1080 x 2246 pixel resolution, while the beefy 5,050-mAh polymer battery is good for two days of regular use. It’s powered by a MediaTek Helio 60 octa-core (a midrange chip best compared to the Snapdragon 660) with some interesting AI/deep learning capabilities, and has 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage, with the ability to beef that up with an additional 256 GB via a MicroSD card. It runs Android 8.1 – and given MediaTek’s track record with upgrades, it’ll probably stay that way.
For capturing pics and vids it’s got 16/8-megapixel Samsung dual AI cameras on the back and an 8-MP Sony selfie machine on the front with a 90-degree wide angle capability, all of which are f/2.0. It opens with a fingerprint sensor, gives you two SIM slots and rocks an NFC chip for wireless payments (among other things), as well as the capability for wireless charging.
That’s just the basic phone. The Doogee offers a bunch of snap-on modules that open up some interesting use cases. A power module doubles the battery life by adding an extra 5,000 mAh, while a digital walkie-talkie module gives you a 6-10-km (3.7-6.2-mi) communication range with other radio devices across a wide range of 400-480 Mhz frequencie even where there’s no phone signal.
A night vision module clips on a Sony 2-megapixel ultra-wide night vision camera that greatly improves its ability to shoot in low light, and there’s also a gamepad module that gives you a thumb joystick, D-pad and some buttons for noodling about with.
Doogee S90 Rugged Modular Smartphone Price
The Doogee S90 will be available on Kickstarter. The first 300 backers to buy the phone only (i.e. with no modules) can get it for $299. There’s also the option to buy the phone with all the mods for $399, limited to 100 people.