Doogee’s new S97 Pro is the world’s first rugged phone with a built-in rangefinder


When you see the name “Doogee” chances are you think about ultra-rugged phones that don’t break the bank. These phones are pretty great for those who work in the field and need something that can withstand the rigors and conditions of a job site. Today, Doogee has announced another new rugged option with an extra trick up its sleeve.

The Doogee S97 Pro is being touted as the “world’s first rugged phone with a professional laser rangefinder”. The S97 Pro sports a 6.39-inch HD+ display is powered by the Helio G95 chipset and features 8GB of RAM with 128GB of storage. The camera system is rather impressive with its four-camera array headlined by a 48MP primary camera, and flanked by an 8MP wide-angle lens, along with the standard combination of a 2MP macro and 2MP portrait camera.

Battery life is going to be an absolute dream for just about everyone thanks to the built-in 8,500mAh cell, which also includes 33W fast charging speeds. Doogee has even included 10W wireless charging if you don’t feel like using a cable with the S97 Pro.

As for the rugged aspect, Doogee doesn’t disappoint. The phone sports a MIL-810G military-grade certification, and is made from a combination of TPU and aluminum alloy. Taking this a step further, the S97 Pro sports both an IP68 and IP69K rating making it waterproof, and even featuring a cover for the USB-C and headphone jack, along with one for the SIM card tray.

But the real power of the Doogee S97 Pro comes with the aforementioned professional rangefinder. Not only will you be able to measure the size of your everyday items (like a wall or piece of furniture), but this rangefinder can also measure volume. There are eight different measurement modes to take advantage of, including a continuous measurement that keeps track of what you’re measuring while you walk around an object. And as for range, Doogee is touting this to come in around 40-meters, which is quite impressive.

The Doogee S97 Pro is available for purchase starting today from AliExpress, and if you are one of the first 300 people to get one, you’ll pay just $199.99. After that, Doogee is running a promotion from today until June 25th that drops the price down to $219.99. After that, you’ll have to pay the full retail price of $329.99, which still isn’t a bad deal at all. Finally, Doogee is also giving away 10 of these new smartphones if you want to try and win one before dropping your hard-earned cash.


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