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.
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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