The Vkworld VK7000 is the latest rugged phone coming from the entry-level Chinese phone maker. Presales for the device will kick off on May 15th at the asking price of $149.99, which is quite a good price tag for the tri-proof smartphone.
Vkworld told us they managed to keep the price so low thanks to a new marketing model they are adopting – F2C. F2C means “Factory to Customer”, thus there’s no middleman or additional charges. This allows them to include a wireless charger, a floating protective case and a screen protector with a value of $49.99 for free.
The VK7000 is made of shock-resistant TPU material on the front and back, meanwhile in the middle we find a metal frame. The smartphone is IP68 and can withstand being in under 2 meters of water for 30 minutes. Vk7000’s display is also coated in Corning Gorilla Glass 5, which means it’ll be hard to scratch or damage it, drastically increasing durability.
Vkworld’s phone comes with a 5.2-inch incell screen sporting a resolution of 720×1280. It’s powered by a MTK6750T Octa-Core CPU along with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. Surprisingly enough the smartphone runs Android 8 Oreo for a smooth user experience out of the box.
On the phone we find a big 5600mAh battery which should provide quite a good autonomy with a reported standby time 18 days and 35 hours of talk time; the battery can be fast charged at 5V/2A through cable or wirelessly if you so desire.
Finally, the VK7000 comes with a floating protective case, which allows the smartphone to float when thrown into water, quite a neat feature.
VK7000’s additional specs:
- IP68 Rating
- 16.0MP+5.0MP Dual Camera
- Side Fingerprint ID
- Face ID
- Philips Waterproof Earpieces
- AAC Waterproof Speaker
- Type-C port