Doogee has been making inroads in the already overcrowded Chinese smartphone market for a while now, and the maker would hope to secure a greater share of the market with the release of their latest product — the Doogee Max DG650s.
The device is a monster with a 6.5-inch 1920 x 1080p FHD display, stretching the limits of what you can call a phablet. Doogee claims to have used better than standard material to construct the DG650s, and have compared it to the iPhone. The company says that the DG650s adopts the ‘same screen material’ as the iPhone, and also comes with a blue glass filter for the rear camera akin to the Apple device. What’s interesting is that the DG650s should be operable even after the screen is broken ‘by force’.
Digging deep on the tech used to build the screen, we found mentions of IPS + LTPS which are fast becoming standard for any phone today. Under the hood, the DG650s will pack an octa-core processor (yes, the usual 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592) along with a gig of RAM and 16GB of on-board storage to make for a mid-range phablet with decent processing capabilities. The main camera will be a 16 mega-pixel unit supported by the aforementioned blue glass filter, and an 88-degree wide angle front that should be able to accommodate your buddy along with you in the classic selfie.
The Doogee Max DG650s is on pre-sale for $299, which does sound a little steep for a device with the specifications we mentioned. But then you can expect the price to go down in the coming weeks, as like any other Chinese phone.