Upgraded Blackview OSCAL S60 Pro – best budget night vision rugged phone


OSCAL S60 Pro

The launch of OSCAL S60 targetted demands for basic rugged phone with entry-level photography capability. After its success it’s now followed by its upgraded version called OSCAL S60 Pro with higher-pixel cameras. One month after the S60 Pro world premiere, OSCAL announced that it would get upgraded further by adopting a new IR night vision camera to level up the photography. So even with a budget rugged phone the users now take photos and videos now in pitch black darkness.

“Today, smartphone photography has come a long way by shipping various multifunctional features. As night and low-light photography are where camera sensors are developing but still haven’t reached their peak, the night vision function that lets people capture moments of black and white style clearly in complete darkness sounds tempting. More and more rugged phones equip an IR night vision camera,” said the OSCAL CEO.

“Two months ago, our brother Blackview, the world-reputed rugged phone brand, launched its first night vision rugged phone Blackview BV8800 and tasted great success, inspiring OSCAL to make breakthroughs with night vision support. For one thing, the night vision camera rarely appears on a budget lineup. For another, the S60 series gains popularity for its performance and affordability. Therefore, OSCAL plans to introduce the night vision function to the S60 Pro. It not only raises the bar of budget rugged phones but conforms to what OSCAL always works for — getting more young people under 35 years old to enjoy devices with leap-forward performance and trendsetting features at a more friendly price.”

Specs of the S60 Pro (Night Vision Version), S60 Pro, and S60

Specifications OSCAL S60 Pro 

(Night Vision)

OSCAL S60 Pro OSCAL S60
Durability IP68 & IP69K & MIL-STD-810H IP68 & IP69K & MIL-STD-810H IP68 & IP69K & MIL-STD-810G
Night Vision Camera 8MP Sony® IMX219 / /
Front & Rear Camera 8MP + 13MP 8MP + 13MP 5MP + 8MP
Processor  MTK Helio A25 MTK Helio A25 MTK Helio A22
RAM & ROM 4GB + 32GB 4GB + 32GB 3GB + 16GB
TF Storage Up to 1TB Expandable Up to 1TB Expandable 128GB
Display  5.7-inch 720*1440 HD+ 5.7-inch 720*1440 HD+ 5.7-inch 720*1440 HD+
OS Doke OS 2.1 Based on Android 11 Doke OS 2.1 Based on Android 11 Doke OS 2.1 Based on Android 11
Battery 5580mAh  5580mAh  4980mAh
Fast Charge / / /
Navigation GPS+GLONASS+Beidou+Galileo GPS+GLONASS+Beidou+Galileo GPS+GLONASS+Beidou+Galileo
Network 802.11/b/g/n;  BT 4.2 802.11/b/g/n;  BT 4.2 802.11/b/g/n;  BT 4.2
Connectivity  GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8

WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8

TDD: B40

FDD: B1/B3/B7/B8/B20

GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8

WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8

TDD: B40

FDD: B1/B3/B7/B8/B20

GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8

WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8

TDD: B40

FDD: B1/B3/B7/B8/B20

Fingerprint Unlock / / /
NFC Yes Yes /

Upgraded Night Vision OSCAL S60 Pro

New 8MP IR Night Vision Camera

OSCAL S60 Pro

According to OSCAL officials, the upgraded S60 Pro will feature an 8MP night vision camera(Sony® IMX219) backed by two IR emitters. With the infrared light invisible to naked eye, the camera comes in handy to protect your safety and privacy, without attracting attention. So for example, if you want to observe wildlife at night outdoors, navigate your way back to the campsite in the total absence of lighting, find the lost teammates, check your house to see if there’s a peeper or burglar, or detect a pinhole camera in a hotel room when traveling, then upgradedS60 Pro got you covered. There is much more to be explored with the night camera too to spice up your routine life.

Consistent Outperforming Ruggedness: Built to Take A Beating

Besides the night vision capability, the rest of specs remain unchanged. OSCAL has made the most out of years of rugged phone R&D experience from Blackview, integrating powerful specs to promise a satisfactory experience. Ruggedness is the blood and DNA of Blackview and OSCAL rugged phones. The solid structure from the exterior to the interior passes dozens of reliability tests, including drop and aging tests, and is certified with the IP68 & IP69K & MIL-STD-810H rating. Turning the phone into a sturdy warrior to resist the impact and damage from water, dust, drops, tumbles, or coffee and oil splashes. Whether for hiking, mountain climbing, camping, or taking to construction sites, the tried-and-tested ruggedness survives its all. The new S60 Pro can handle even challenging extremes to be the dependable adventuring and work partner.

OSCAL S60 Pro

Other Specifications and Features: Powerful at its Full Potential

Toughness aside, OSCAL endows the S60 Pro with enough processing power to work flawlessly for everyday demands. Using the octa-core MTK Helio A25 processor, 4GB + 32GB, up to 1TB TF expandable storage, and Doke OS 2.1 based on Android 11. The large 5580mAh battery lasts up to 24 hrs of calling and 288 hrs of standby time. It also supports the Underwater Mode, the 8MP front and 13MP rear cameras can capture the moments both on land or in the water. Then we also have the multifunctional NFC and 4-in-1 navigation system for higher practicability and functionality.

OSCAL S60 Pro

OSCAL S60 Pro VS. Blackview BV8800

If OSCAL aims mainly at the entry-level market with the upgraded night vision S60 Pro, then Blackview aims higher with its first night vision rugged phone BV8800. With the great specs on all fronts, Blackview BV8800 outperforms OSCAL S60 Pro unquestionably. So if you are expecting more from a night vision rugged phone, then BV8800 will be a better choice.

Specifications OSCAL S60 Pro Blackview BV8800
Durability IP68 & IP69K & MIL-STD-810H IP68 & IP69K & MIL-STD-810H
Night Vision Camera 8MP Sony® IMX219 20MP Sony® IMX376
Front & Rear Camera 8MP + 13MP 16MP + 50MP/8MP/2MP
Processor  MTK Helio A25 MTK Helio G96
RAM & ROM 4GB + 32GB 8GB + 128GB
TF Storage Up to 1TB Expandable /
Display  5.7-inch 720*1440 HD+ 6.58-inch 2408*1080 FHD+
Refresh Rate  60Hz 90Hz
Operating System Doke OS 2.1 Based on Android 11 Doke OS 3.0 Based on Android 11
Battery 5580mAh  8380mAh; 33W Fast Charge
Navigation GPS+GLONASS+Beidou+Galileo GPS+GLONASS+Beidou+Galileo
Network 802.11/b/g/n;  BT 4.2 802.11a/b/g/n/ac; BT 5.2
Connectivity GSM: B2/B3/B5/B8

WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8

TDD: B40

FDD: B1/B3/B7/B8/B20

GSM: 850/900/1800/1900

WCDMA: B1/2/4/5/6/8/19 (with RXD)   

CDMA: BC0/BC1/BC10(with RXD)

FDD: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28A/28B/30/66

TDD: B34/38/39/40/41

Fingerprint Unlock / Yes
NFC Yes Yes

The pricing  of the upgraded OSCAL S60 Pro is yet unknown to the public, but it will allegedly be very affordable. At least when compared to other night vision rugged phones. It will go official very soon so stay tuned for the actual launch

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