Doogee is quickly becoming another new tablet brand worth paying attention to, since they are gradually launching more and more interesting tablets. They announced their first rugged tablet at a trade show in March, and this tablet which is called Doogee R10, is now finally launching globally:
As a rugged Android 13 tablet, it belongs to what I call the slim-rugged tablet category. Basically a category of just a handful rugged tablets that are also relatively slim considering their hard-shell, weather insulation, and extra padding.
But that doesn’t make them any less rugged. Because the Doogee R10 has an IP68 and IP69K rating, as well as MIL-STD-810H rating, which is just as good a rating as the thicker rugged tablets have. Even so it’s just 13.5mm thick, while weighing 826 grams.
The base specs are at a upper mid-range level, but the additional specs are even higher.
It has a 10.36-inch screen with a Full HD resolution of 2000 x 1200, protected by Gorilla Glass 5. And it supports Widevine L1.
The processor is the currently popular G99 chipset right now, with an octa-core 2.2 GHz MediaTek MT8781 processor, featuring 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM, and 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage with support for microSD cards up to as much as 2TB.
But whereas other tablets typically go down from there, the Doogee R10 takes it up a notch. It then adds a 16MP Samsung front camera, a 20MP Sony rear camera, 4 Smart PA speakers with High-Res Audio, and a 10800 mAh battery with 18W fast charge support, and reverse charging for charging other devices with, like a smartphone.
Other specifications includes dual-band Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2, 4G LTE, and tablet sensors like a gyro, g-sensor, hall sensor, e-compass, and the location sensors GPS, Beidou, GLONASS, and Galileo. It’s also set up for virtual RAM if you want to use the storage as some additional RAM too.
Doogee has also kept a 3.5mm mic/headphone jack on this tablet despite being rugged, in addition to the USB-C port.
Having slightly curved edges from the back of the tablet, this tablet is easier to pick up than other tablets when it lays flat on a surface, or even pick it up with gloves. It’s the type of practical design features we’ve only seen a few times, like with Sony’s Xperia S tablet or Amazon’s old HDX tablets in particular.
And while we usually don’t get to pick colors on rugged tablets, the Doogee R10 actually has choices between fully black, or a metal and black combination.
So not only is the Doogee R10 one of the cheapest waterproof tablets, but it’s one of the best equipped rugged tablets in this category too.
– Tom Bowen