There seems to be a trend these days in which following the launch of the Razer Phone, we’ve started to hear more about other companies who are getting into gaming smartphones as well. ASUS is one of those companies, and last we heard Samsung could be interested in launching such a device as well.
Whether or not Samsung goes through with that remains to be seen, but in the meantime it appears that Doogee has tossed their hat into the ring with the announcement of the Doogee S70. According to Doogee, the S70 combines both a rugged design with the hardware of a gaming smartphone, which means that if you plan to do a lot of gaming on the go, you won’t have to worry about roughing up your device.
In terms of specs, we’re looking at the use of the MediaTek Helio P23 with eight cores clocked at 2.5GHz. There will also be a Mali G71 GPU, 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, a 5,500mAh battery with support for 24W fast charging. There will also be a dual camera setup, a fingerprint sensor, and a “game mode” button on the side which basically silences notifications and closes apps.
There will also be a gamepad attachment that introduces a thumbstick controller which connects to the side of the phone and pairs via Bluetooth. No word on pricing or availability yet, but it appears that Doogee has plans to fund its creation via Indiegogo, although the project has yet to go live.