Releasing source code was always a bit of a sore point for Chinese phone makers, but now everyone is doing it including China’s very own Blackview.
Blackview have made a few phones that have been picked up on our radar recently. What has always impressed us about Blackview devices is that they are better made than you might expect and use quality materials.
Now another tempting reason to consider a Blackview device for you next phone is that they are aiming to attract global developers to build custom roms for their up coming Blackview Alife P1 Pro and the Blackview Omega Pro (?).
Out of the box both of these devices will ship with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, but with the aid of developers we will see CyanogenMod 12.1, Flyme 4.5, Miui V6 and ColorOS ported to the devices.
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As an early teaser Blackview have put together a short video of the new Blackview Alife P1 Pro running Cyanogen 12.1. Check it out below.
The Blackview Alife P1 Pro will cost just $99.99 once launched and comes with a 5.5-inch HD display, 64bit MT6735 chipset, 2GB RAM, dual SIM and a 3000mAh battery.