When Blackview introduced the flagship BV6000 to the international market in May 2016, the handset quickly became the top-selling IP68 rugged phone around the world. As of Aug, 2018, they have sold more than 10 million units.
Today, Blackview have announced that presales started for the legend BV6000’s successor – the BV6800 Pro – through their official website. From September 10th to October 1st, the phone will indeed sell at a starting price of $189.99 (24% retail price), increasing $3 every day, with it you also get a free $40 gift package (Wireless Charger and Glass Protector).
Going from the Blackview BV6000 to the BV6800 Pro we do not only see an upgrade in the appearance, but also many new features getting added, which solidify it as a must-have device for anyone interested in tougher phones.
For starters, different certifications have almost become necessities in high end devices nowadays, and the BV6800 Pro aims to take a step forward in this category. The BV6800 Pro does indeed come with IP68, IP69K and MIL-STD-810G Military standard certifications, you can use it under the water at up to 6 feet for 2 hours, and drop it -from 3 meters high without any consequences. The device itself isn’t scared about corrosion or extreme changes in temperature. Plus it’s also protected against high pressure jets and temporary submersion, as well as resistant to vibration and impacts.
Specs wise, the BV6800 Pro also packs some welcome updates in both the software and hardware. We now have an 8.0MP front camera and Dual Sony IMX298 16.0MP rear setup which should offer good quality along with the different shooting modes and manual settings making it feel like a “DSLR shooting experience”. Additional you can even shoot videos or photos underwater for hours if you wanted to.
Other specs on the BV6800 Pro include a large 5.7-inch FHD 18:9 display, which is more vivid and tougher than the predecessor, bringing better visuals and a more comfortable grip. The phone then packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory to help you store all your precious memories. Plus it runs Android 8.0 Oreo with Google’s GMS certification, which should bring a better user experience.
The more gratifying thing about the BV6800 Pro is that it’s equipped with a massive 6580mAh battery what also supports 10W wireless charging. With the ultra-efficient 24W low-temperature fast charging, it then takes only 2.5 hours to get to 100%.
The smartphone packs the latest NFC-Based Google Pay support, so now you can make easy, fast and secure purchases in thousands of retailers, online stores and apps. Moreover, the doubled satellite global navigation system we find onboard will make sure you can navigate anywhere accurately.
At present, thanks to the coverage from numerous media and interest from users, the number of pre-orders have exceeded 300,000. Blackview confirms that the smartphone will have the bands needed for 4G in both Europe and American, so that the BV6800 Pro can follow the path of its successful predecessor. You can learn more about the rugged phone on the company’s official website.