MWC 2016: Blackview A8 $43 phone with iPhone camera and R7 flagship

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Joining the likes of Huawei, and Oppo at MWC is Blackview who were showing off their entire current range of phones along with a couple of new devices.

The Blackview A8 is a budget 5-inch HD phone with simple configuration that designed to keep the cost to a minimum. The phone has a quad-core Mediatek MT6580 chipset, 1GB RAM and 8GB memory, hardly the stuff of dreams but there are a few nice details.

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For starters the Blackview A8 as a metal frame to which helps the feel of the phone, and on a technical side both the front and rear cameras are 8 mega-pixel shooters. The rear is apparently the same 8 mega-pixel camera as the iPhone 5S.

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Other details include a 2000mAh battery, removable back cover, backlit capacitive buttons, front and rear LED flash, Android 5.1, dual SIM support and space for a micro SD. The budget phone only supports 3G networks, but then again it only costs $43!

If the plain white phone with silver metal chassis doesn’t do it for you then Blackview also plan to offer the A8 with jewels in the frame for an additional $1 (thats $44).  There is also word of a Blackview A8S in the works too with LTE, but details weren’t provided.

Blackview A8 hands on video

Blackview A8 Gallery

Blackview R7

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For those of us who prefer higher specifications then there is also the Blackview R7. Unfortunately Blackview only had a dummy phone to show us at their booth but they didn’t confirm some of the hardware.

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The Blackview R7 will ship with a Mediatek P10 chipset, 5.5-inch FHD display, 4GB RAM, 32GB memory, 5 mega-pixel front camera, 13 mega-pixel rear and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Expect the Blackview R7 to be released in April.

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