Doogee’s 2022 version of the S96 Pro rugged phone is set to hit the market on October 17th. S96 GT as it is known bore a striking resemblance to its predecessor but with a few upgrades. The S96 Pro was a global success with sales reaching up to 1 million units. Doogee is releasing the S96 GT with the hope that it can replicate the same level of success.
In an earlier report, we talked about the various enhancements but here is a recap. Starting with the chipset, the newer model came with the faster MediaTek Helio G95 octa-core processor, a newer Android 12 OS, and a bigger 32MP front camera. The signature feature that made the S96 Pro an instant hit was its night vision camera. The S96 GT also features a 20MP night vision camera which can operate at a much bigger 15m range.
When it comes to memory, the S96 GT retains the 8GB RAM but swapped out the 128GB storage in the Pro model for a bigger 256GB one. To top off all the upgrades, the S96 GT rugged phone also has a special edition golden-color variant.
The newer chipset and bigger memory paired with Android 12 bring the beloved S96 Pro into a more present era.
Not everything was changed on this model though, features such as the 6350mAh battery, 24W fast charger, 6.22” display, 48MP primary camera, corning gorilla glass protection, custom button, four navigational satellite support, NFC, and side-mounted fingerprint scanner remain the same. As expected, it comes with IP68 and IP69K ratings, and it is MIL-STD-810H certified.
Now onto the good news, the Doogee S96 GT will be available for purchase from October 17th on AliExpress and DoogeeMall. Although originally valued at $349, it will be slashed to $219 for the next 5 days. If you buy at the drop of the bell, you can get it at the very early price of $199. So what are you waiting for, hurry now and get your favorite rugged phone.