Blackview R7 gets LeTV styling and Elephone P9000 level specs

blackview r7

Blackview release early details of the 2016 flagship Blackview R7 phone boasting a similar design to the LeTV Le1s and latest Mediatek Helio P10 chipset.

2015 saw Blackview launch their first rugged phone, a budget LTE device and even their own iPhone 6S Plus clone. The Blackview range is certainly varied, so what do they have in store for 2016? Well their first device will be the flagship Blackview R7.

Blackview R7

Blackview say the R7 is designed to be a high-end, high-performance phone with a cost effective price tag, so what does this exactly mean in terms of specifications and design?

blackview r7

Well looking at early renders of the Blackview R7 it looks like the phone has a close resemblance to the LeTV Le1s phone with the same camera and LED flash location, round fingerprint scanner and even 5.5-inch FHD display.

It looks like Blackview have taken some inspiration from LeTV in the build department too with the phone coming with a CNC machined chassis, and a sand blasted finish on the rear of the device plus nano anti-fingerprint coating.

blackview r7

While the images of the phone look good the hardware inside the device looks equally impressive. The 5.5-inch FHD panel on the front and 13 mega-pixel Samsung 3M2 rear camera are the main external features, while inside the phone has a powerful Helio P10 chipset, 4GB RAM, 32GB memory, 128GB SD card support, 3500mAh battery and fast charging.

The final touch is that Android 6 will ship on the phone and it sounds like it will be a stock installation too. No details on a release date and pricing yet, and we have asked for some higher resolution images to share with you.

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  1. Joel Adames
    December 23, 2015

    look mom! i’m the first to comment!!!

    • mum
      December 23, 2015

      Aww son, m proud of you…

      • mum
        December 23, 2015

        now come get some candy..

        • Tony Lee
          December 24, 2015

          could you guys not su funny? 🙂 Merry Christmas

    • lol
      December 23, 2015

      who cares?

  2. Steven Fox
    December 23, 2015

    I bet you this will actually come out before the Elephone 9000, and will be cheaper, if not on par.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      December 23, 2015

      yay !
      Steven finally endorsed PART of my views !

    • greg
      December 23, 2015

      I don´t know on that one, the omega pro release took forever ,and they don´t have a release date in this one yet ,and yes it should be cheaper than the elephone 9000 to actually have a chance to compete

  3. Muhammad Yasir
    December 23, 2015

    should be priced aggresively …
    looks good but Blackview have YET to win me (and a hell lotta other people) over !
    lets see how it fares in real time usage !

  4. greg
    December 23, 2015

    Well…. Blackview can score with this one, just DON´T make the same mistake you did with the omega Pro, releasing the device TOO late will lose again sales against all the other companies that are offering similar specs ,so Blackview ,release the phone as soon as possible with the best OS optimization , a competitive price and you have a winner,and of course don’t forget the America´s market and include 3G/4G bands for America

  5. Chris Turner
    December 23, 2015

    Can anyone comment on blackviews build quality?

    • deeeeeezy
      December 23, 2015

      I have an Alife S1 which I bought in September, it’s held up reasonably well and survived a drop with no problems. I do have an issue with a loose sim/sd card tray on the side of the phone though where the SD card likes to unmount if its not in just the right position which is a little annoying. Worst thing about the phone – it’s stuck on android 4.4. They had said they would be releasing a CM12.1 update for it but got stuck somewhere during the development and just completely gave up. Had they gone through with it I would be a fan but I have 0 loyalty towards them at this point. Otherwise solid phone and overall happy with it for the price.

    • arsalan
      December 24, 2015

      I bought blackview alife pro for my son and it’s a fantastic phone for that price. The build quality is at par with similar phones. My son is enjoying. I have ordered some more blackview phones to gift to my family. They are good and cheap.

  6. Saad Naeem
    December 23, 2015

    And the name from oppo

  7. Assefa Hanson
    December 23, 2015

    this looks more like a dogee f3 than a le tv

  8. Tony Lee
    December 24, 2015

    i am curious about Bluboo upcoiming Picasso, what this device’s configured ?

  9. TheOracle
    December 24, 2015

    If it’s as smooth and well built as the BV5000 they may have a winner.

  10. Rob
    January 14, 2016

    I like the phone. Hope the final specs are just as impressive as the preliminary specs.

  11. Mosquetero
    January 22, 2016

    ¿Elephone? Tengo malas experiencias con las promociones que hizo con su p7000 y nos vendió el oro y el moro, las ventas flash eran imposible, mas de un mes de retrasos en el lanzamiento del terminal y cuando por fin lo conseguimos nos encontramos con un terminal con multitud de errores y de baja calidad (pantalla con manchas blancas y con mucha fragilidad con rotura de pantalla frágil, batería en mal estado, gps muy lento….) es tirar el dinero, me da mucha mas seguridad BlackView que parece que quiere hacer las cosas bien, habrá que probarlo