The launch of OSCAL S60 targetted demands for basic rugged phone with entry-level photography capability. After its success it’s now followed by its upgraded version called OSCAL S60 Pro with higher-pixel cameras. One month after the S60 Pro world premiere, OSCAL announced that it would get upgraded further by adopting a new IR night vision camera to level up the photography. So even with a budget rugged phone the users now take photos and videos now in pitch black darkness.
“Today, smartphone photography has come a long way by shipping various multifunctional features. As night and low-light photography are where camera sensors are developing but still haven’t reached their peak, the night vision function that lets people capture moments of black and white style clearly in complete darkness sounds tempting. More and more rugged phones equip an IR night vision camera,” said the OSCAL CEO.
“Two months ago, our brother Blackview, the world-reputed rugged phone brand, launched its first night vision rugged phone Blackview BV8800 and tasted great success, inspiring OSCAL to make breakthroughs with night vision support. For one thing, the night vision camera rarely appears on a budget lineup. For another, the S60 series gains popularity for its performance and affordability. Therefore, OSCAL plans to introduce the night vision function to the S60 Pro. It not only raises the bar of budget rugged phones but conforms to what OSCAL always works for — getting more young people under 35 years old to enjoy devices with leap-forward performance and trendsetting features at a more friendly price.”
Specs of the S60 Pro (Night Vision Version), S60 Pro, and S60
|Specifications||OSCAL S60 Pro
|OSCAL S60 Pro||OSCAL S60|
|Durability||IP68 & IP69K & MIL-STD-810H||IP68 & IP69K & MIL-STD-810H||IP68 & IP69K & MIL-STD-810G|
|Night Vision Camera||8MP Sony® IMX219||/||/|
|Front & Rear Camera||8MP + 13MP||8MP + 13MP||5MP + 8MP|
|Processor||MTK Helio A25||MTK Helio A25||MTK Helio A22|
|RAM & ROM||4GB + 32GB||4GB + 32GB||3GB + 16GB|
|TF Storage||Up to 1TB Expandable||Up to 1TB Expandable||128GB|
|Display||5.7-inch 720*1440 HD+||5.7-inch 720*1440 HD+||5.7-inch 720*1440 HD+|
|OS||Doke OS 2.1 Based on Android 11||Doke OS 2.1 Based on Android 11||Doke OS 2.1 Based on Android 11|
|Network||802.11/b/g/n; BT 4.2||802.11/b/g/n; BT 4.2||802.11/b/g/n; BT 4.2|
Upgraded Night Vision OSCAL S60 Pro
New 8MP IR Night Vision Camera
According to OSCAL officials, the upgraded S60 Pro will feature an 8MP night vision camera(Sony® IMX219) backed by two IR emitters. With the infrared light invisible to naked eye, the camera comes in handy to protect your safety and privacy, without attracting attention. So for example, if you want to observe wildlife at night outdoors, navigate your way back to the campsite in the total absence of lighting, find the lost teammates, check your house to see if there’s a peeper or burglar, or detect a pinhole camera in a hotel room when traveling, then upgradedS60 Pro got you covered. There is much more to be explored with the night camera too to spice up your routine life.
Consistent Outperforming Ruggedness: Built to Take A Beating
Besides the night vision capability, the rest of specs remain unchanged. OSCAL has made the most out of years of rugged phone R&D experience from Blackview, integrating powerful specs to promise a satisfactory experience. Ruggedness is the blood and DNA of Blackview and OSCAL rugged phones. The solid structure from the exterior to the interior passes dozens of reliability tests, including drop and aging tests, and is certified with the IP68 & IP69K & MIL-STD-810H rating. Turning the phone into a sturdy warrior to resist the impact and damage from water, dust, drops, tumbles, or coffee and oil splashes. Whether for hiking, mountain climbing, camping, or taking to construction sites, the tried-and-tested ruggedness survives its all. The new S60 Pro can handle even challenging extremes to be the dependable adventuring and work partner.
Other Specifications and Features: Powerful at its Full Potential
Toughness aside, OSCAL endows the S60 Pro with enough processing power to work flawlessly for everyday demands. Using the octa-core MTK Helio A25 processor, 4GB + 32GB, up to 1TB TF expandable storage, and Doke OS 2.1 based on Android 11. The large 5580mAh battery lasts up to 24 hrs of calling and 288 hrs of standby time. It also supports the Underwater Mode, the 8MP front and 13MP rear cameras can capture the moments both on land or in the water. Then we also have the multifunctional NFC and 4-in-1 navigation system for higher practicability and functionality.
OSCAL S60 Pro
OSCAL S60 Pro VS. Blackview BV8800
If OSCAL aims mainly at the entry-level market with the upgraded night vision S60 Pro, then Blackview aims higher with its first night vision rugged phone BV8800. With the great specs on all fronts, Blackview BV8800 outperforms OSCAL S60 Pro unquestionably. So if you are expecting more from a night vision rugged phone, then BV8800 will be a better choice.
|Specifications||OSCAL S60 Pro||Blackview BV8800|
|Durability||IP68 & IP69K & MIL-STD-810H||IP68 & IP69K & MIL-STD-810H|
|Night Vision Camera||8MP Sony® IMX219||20MP Sony® IMX376|
|Front & Rear Camera||8MP + 13MP||16MP + 50MP/8MP/2MP|
|Processor||MTK Helio A25||MTK Helio G96|
|RAM & ROM||4GB + 32GB||8GB + 128GB|
|TF Storage||Up to 1TB Expandable||/|
|Display||5.7-inch 720*1440 HD+||6.58-inch 2408*1080 FHD+|
|Operating System||Doke OS 2.1 Based on Android 11||Doke OS 3.0 Based on Android 11|
|Battery||5580mAh||8380mAh; 33W Fast Charge|
|Network||802.11/b/g/n; BT 4.2||802.11a/b/g/n/ac; BT 5.2|
WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/6/8/19 (with RXD)
CDMA: BC0/BC1/BC10(with RXD)
The pricing of the upgraded OSCAL S60 Pro is yet unknown to the public, but it will allegedly be very affordable. At least when compared to other night vision rugged phones. It will go official very soon so stay tuned for the actual launch