This rugged smartphone has a unique feature no other mobile handset offers

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(Image credit: Oukitel)

What is it? The Oukitel WP7 is the only smartphone we know of that comes with an IR night vision camera.

What makes it special and why should I buy it? The 8-megapixel infrared camera is its unique selling point, but there's more to it than black and white pictures taken in the dark. It has a clever modular accessory system that allows you to add an 1100 lumen flashlight and a UVC sterililzation instrument. It is slightly different from the FLIR cameras found on the Ulefone Armor 9 or the Blackview BV9900 Pro. If you've found something similar and cheaper, let us know via Twitter!

How much does it cost? The Oukitel WP7 is available from Banggood for $294.99 (about £219/AU$390) until December 28 without any codes. That's an extra $10 off the current sale price of $304.99. Overall, you get more than 41% off its suggested retail price.

Oukitel WP7 rugged smartphone: $499.99 $294.99 at BanggoodSave $205 December 27.
With an infrared c...

Oukitel WP7 rugged smartphone: $499.99 $294.99 at Banggood
Save $205, without any codes! The Oukitel WP7 is a mid-range rugged smartphone with the largest battery in its price category and a unique infrared camera. Hurry, this offer ends on December 27.

What else should we know? The WP7 features a massive 8000mAh battery, one of the largest we've seen on a ruggedized smartphone. There's also a 48-megapixel camera sensor, 8GB of LPDDR4x RAM, 128GB onboard storage, a Mediatek Helio P90 processor and a punch hole display (a 6.53-inch model with a 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution and covered with a layer of Corning Gorilla glass). 

Any cons? At this price, the Oukitel WP7 has no flaws.

Have you reviewed it? Not yet.

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Bear in mind

  • If this product ships from mainland China, it will take a month to reach either the UK or US (and potentially more). You may be levied an additional tax, either directly or through the courier.
  • If you've managed to get hold of a cheaper product with equivalent specifications, in stock and brand new, let us know and we'll tip our hat to you.
Desire Athow
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