Previous installment in the Blackview rugged outdoor phone series BV5000 managed to record pretty good sales all across the board so no wonder the company is trying to repeat the success. Upcoming model Blackview BV6000 should be better in almost every aspect and on top of that bringing the IP68 certification compared to only IP65 in the previous model.
So what exactly the IP68 certification means ? Let’s dissect it a bit. First number describes the level of dust protection and the “6” means the highest one, complete protection against contact (dust tight). The second number is the water resistance level and here the “8” is also the highest possible grade meaning the equipment is suitable for continuous immersion in water, depth is usually specified by the manufacturer, generally up to 3m. As you can see the IP68 certification is a sign of a pure tank of a smartphone resistant to almost any kind of abuse. For more info about the IP certifications you can ask uncle Google for example here (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IP_Code).
BV6000 carries on board even some reasonable hardware specs for a pure rugged phone, 4.7-inch display with HD resolution and 3rd gen Gorilla Glass protection, octa-core Mediatek Helio P10 processor (MT6755) clocked at 2 GHz 3 GB RAM, 32 GB of expandable storage, Android 6.0 Marshmallow and of course the aforementioned IP68 certification.
Not sure if it’s a valid IP certification test, but we have a pretty funny video of Blackview BV6000 surviving the washing machine treatment so don’t forget to check it out. And those interested can of course buy the new phone for $199.99 for example here.