This week OUKITEL opened up pre-orders for its newest rugged smartphone, the OUKITEL WP5000. Along with opening up those pre-orders the company has also made the rugged WP5000 available at a discounted price compared to what it will sell for when it becomes generally available. As a result, those who do place an order between now and April 24 will be able to save an additional $30 off of what is already a highly affordable smartphone.
In spite of this being a rugged phone, OUKITEL has repeatedly looked to clarify that this is not just a rugged phone but one that is loaded with the specs and features more commonly associated with flagship smartphones. In other words, OUKITEL is positioning the WP5000 as a flagship rugged smartphone. One of the most obvious aspects of this is the display as OUKITEL has opted for a more modern approach with the WP5000 due to its inclusion of an 18:9 aspect ratio resulting in a taller and slimmer profile overall. The display itself measures in at 5.7-inches and utilizes a 1440 x 720 resolution. Inside, the WP5000 comes loaded with 6GB RAM, 64GB storage, and is powered by a MediaTek Helio P25 octa-core processor. Continuing its more premium stance is the inclusion of a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 16-megapixel primary camera along with a 5-megapixel secondary camera. This is in addition to the 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Additional features include expandable storage support (up to 128GB), dual-SIM support, and Android 7.1.1 (Nougat).
As for its durable properties, the WP5000 features a strengthened and sealed body resulting in an IP68 certification for protection against dust and water encounters. Corning Gorilla Glass is in use to protect the display from scratches while a 5,200 mAh battery has also been included to ensure the phone is suitable for sustained usage over longer periods of time. These aspects when taken together result in a highly durable phone and one which can survive different environments including being submerged under water up to a depth of 1.5-meters and for as long as thirty minutes. To highlight just how durable the WP5000 is, the company has now released a new video which looks to showcase the phone being put through 'daily life challenges' – the video can be seen in full below. Those looking to secure a WP5000 at the reduced cost can do so by heading through the link below where the OUKITEL WP5000 is now available for $269.99 compared to its expected $299.99 retail price. Though, keep in mind this lower price is only good until April 24.