Unboxing a 10,050mAh battery rugged smartphone, the DOOGEE S59 Pro

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A couple of months ago, rugged smartphone maker DOOGEE launched the S59 Pro. The affordable and durable device features a stunningly massive 10,050mAh battery. While it is commonplace for budget smartphones to have large batteries, this size is unheard of.

Internally, the S59 Pro doesn't offer much else apart from its huge power supply. It sports the MediaTek Helio P22 12nm 2GHz chipset, 4GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a side-mounted fingerprint reader, a 3.5mm headphone jack and 24W fast charging via USB Type-C. The device runs stock Android 10 out of the box.

Though the rugged phone has quad cameras, they are average by today's standards. The setup on the rear includes a 16MP AI Samsung main lens, an 8MP wide-angle lens, an 8MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front, users can shoot selfies with a 16MP camera.

Design-wise, the DOOGEE S59 Pro is built for durability and longevity rather than good looks. The 5.71-inch HD+ LCD display with thick bezels is encased in a metal frame and a body that is a mix of metal and a hard plastic material. It has a military-grade MIL-STD-810G IP rating, IP68 waterproof rating and IP69 dust resistance.

DOOGEE sent me the global variant of the S59 Pro in Army Green. The rugged smartphone costs $199.99 on AliExpress and is available internationally. Alternatively, U.S. residents can buy the unlocked variant from Amazon for $239.99. You can find our initial impressions of the phone in the unboxing video below, with a full-length review coming soon.

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