We’ve talked about the OUKITEL WP5000 a few times since it was announced back in March. The IP68-rated smartphone is finally coming to market, with its first preorder period from April 17th to April 24th on Oukitel Store. As per its usual, OUKITEL is offering a discount for pre-ordering the device.


For such a rugged phone, the WP5000’s packaging is surprisingly elegant. OUKITEL went with a simple white box with silver branding – something you might see out of Apple or LG. The accessories in the box are a pretty standard affair: Smartphone, user manual, 9V/2A charger, USB-C cable, SIM pin, and a pry-bar to open the SIM hatch. These accessories are individually packaged into little gift boxes, giving a sense of ceremony when unboxing the WP5000.

Most of the time when you see a “ruggedized” smartphone, it looks like a hulking mass of rubber and plastic. With the WP5000, though OUKITEL has clearly looked to buck that trend. The WP5000′ frame is metal, with built in over-molded, dual-layer corners. These corners are made from both hard and soft waterproof plastic, and integral to the WP5000’s “tri-proof” design.

Oukitel WP5000 Powered by a MediaTek Helio P25 processor and 6GB RAM, it’s got enough under the hood to handle anything life can throw its way. It runs Android 7.1.1 – which while a version or two behind, is still a modern OS – and features two SIM slots (or a SIM and a MicroSD card, if you prefer). It features a 16/5MP dual-sensor rear camera, and shoots underwater with no trouble at all.