Doogee may have been rather quiet here in Malaysia after launching a slew of devices last month, but just recently, we have been contacted by a representative of the company regarding a new smartphone. According to the individual, Doogee will be launching the just announced X5 Max in Malaysia as early as next month.
Naturally, as the successor to the very affordable Doogee X5, the new X5 Max features a slew of upgrades. One of the most noteworthy hardware changes is a bigger battery: it is equipped with a large 4,000mAh battery, which is much bigger than the X5’s 2,400mAh cell. With such a generous battery capacity, the battery life of this smartphone should be respectable.
Other than that, the X5 Max also ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box and a rear fingerprint sensor; for a device that is said to cost about the same as the X5, this is a very interesting feature. Rounding out the specifications of the X5 Max are a 5-inch 720p IPS display, a MediaTek MT6580 quad-core processor paired with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage (thankfully, it is expandable with a microSD card up to 32GB), an 8MP rear camera, and a 2MP front-facing snapper.
Unfortunately, the retail price of the Doogee X5 Max has not been revealed yet, although it is said to retail around the same price as the X5. To put things into perspective, the X5 retails at only RM299 in Malaysia, while the Pro variant has a RM448 price tag. The X5 Max is set to be officially launched in Malaysia sometime in the middle of next month.