It wasn’t too long ago that Doogee launched the original Valencia 2 Y100 phone, an Android-powered smartphone that cost a mere $100 that is actually incredibly good, especially when comparing it to some other phones in this price range. About a month after we reviewed the original phone, Doogee announced that it would be making a Pro variant of the phone in order to appeal to those wanting better specs. Doogee is doing this for only about $20 more too, giving users some added value if they’re willing to spend a little bit more. What’s odd here is that it’s not just a straight upgrade from the original Y100, rather it’s a redesign with a very similar feel but without the touchable back plate.
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Pro variants aren’t anything new for Doogee, so it’s no surprise to see the company doing this shortly after the original phone’s launch, but the redesign here is a bit puzzling. Doogee is building this phone stronger than ever and is even claiming the screen is nearly unbreakable, having released a video that shows the phone cracking walnuts open without damaging the screen. This is good since the screen is raised above the body and would offer no built-in protection if it falls flat on its face! While the device isn’t available just yet it should be around pretty soon in September for around $125. Check out the unboxing below and look for the full review of the phone shortly!