[UPDATED] DOOGEE launches the “unbreakable” modular smartphone on Kickstarter

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The DOOGEE S90 can be backed on Kickstarter for as low as US$299 (a discount of $200) for the phone alone.

We’ve covered DOOGEE a few times in the past here at Techaeris and now they’re back with the S90 modular smartphone on Kickstarter. While it’s a concept that has been tried now and again, the closest anyone has come to mainstream adoptability in the past was Motorola with the Moto Z and Moto Mods system.

UPDATE (2/18/2019): Having met their Kickstarter goal, DOOGEE is pleased to announce that it is now listing the phone on Ali Express and Amazon with the prices starting at the discounted Kickstarter rate of £339.99/€339.99 for one week (February 21-28th) before returning to its RRP.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The DOOGEE S90 rugged modular smartphone allows users to mix, match, and swap parts using a sliding magnetic point design. Some of the currently available modules include a game pad, night vision camera, power module, and walkie-talkie, with a 5G module in the works.

The S90 uses magnetic force and 24 metal points for data exchange, enabling night vision photography, 400-480MHz wide-range long distance walkie-talkie capabilities, and portable gaming.

The Doogee S90 modular smartphone modules.
The Doogee S90 modular smartphone modules.

The S90 modular smartphone is also extremely rugged with its MIL-STD-810G testing and IP68 protection rating. Waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof, the S90 can “survive extreme temperatures, drops, transport shocks, humidity, mould, salt spray corrosion, explosive gas, vibration and much more.”

The rugged smartphone will run Android 8.1 and is powered by an eight-core Helio P60 Octa-core chipset with the Mali-G72 MP3 GPU, boasts 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a microSD slot, and an 18:9 6.18″ FHD (2160×1080) display. On the camera side, the device sports dual Samsung 16+8MP rear AI cameras and an 8MP Sony super wide angle front camera. Finally, the 505mAh battery offers up to 675 hours standby time and supports 10W wireless charging.

The DOOGEE S90 can be backed on Kickstarter for as low as US$299 (a discount of $200) for the phone alone. S90 module bundles start at $318 with a three module bundle selling for $399 (regular $676 after release). The bundle includes the power module for extended battery life, the walkie-talkie module, and the night vision camera module. Modules can also be individual backed starting at $29.

The Kickstarter campaign just launched yesterday and with 28 days left has already exceeded its US$10,000 all or nothing goal by over $125,000. After February 25th, it will be available on the DOOGEE website.

As with any crowdfunding campaign, there is a risk supporting them. We’ve recently heard about several that we’ve written about that have failed or are having issues. Our reporting on Kickstarter campaigns does not mean we support or are affiliated with them. Support at your own risk.

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