Last month, we reported an exclusive on the Doogee S98 Pro, a successor to the S98 variant. The company just confirmed that the alien-inspired rugged phone would be launched on June 6th. This is in contrast to our previous report of a late May launch.
There is no doubt that the Doogee S98 Pro design is impressive. Though the alien design is inspired, there is more to the phone. A 48MP SONY IMX582 primary camera and a 20MP SONY IMX350 night vision camera flank an InfiRay thermal imaging camera on the phone. The front camera is a 16MP Samsung S5K3P9SP sensor.
The thermal camera features Dual Spectrum Fusion technology, which combines images from the primary camera and the thermal camera into a more detailed single image to identify leaks, excessive temperatures, and other issues.
The S98 Pro, like the S98, is powered by a MediaTek Helio G96 CPU, which lacks 5G but is powerful enough for gaming. The phone comes with 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM and 256GB of UFS2.2 storage that can be upgraded to 512GB using a microSD card.
The S98 Pro comes with a 6000mAh battery with support for 33W fast charging. It also supports a 15W wireless charger. The phone comes with IP68 and IP69K ratings. It is also MIL-STD-810H compliant.
The display is a 6.3″ FHD+ LCD IPS waterdrop display with a Corning Gorilla Glass layer for protection. The S98 Pro will come pre-installed with Android 12 OS.
Pricing And Availability
On June 6th, the S98 Pro will be available globally on three platforms: AliExpress, Doogeemall, and Linio (Latin America). From June 6th through June 10th, the phone will be available for $329, after which it will revert to its previous $439 pricing. In addition, the company is giving away four phones in a contest. The S98 Pro official webpage has more information for those interested.