Blackview announces BL8000 - the world’s first rugged smartphone with Dimensity 1200

Yordan, 26 January 2021

Blackview is a Hong Kong-based smartphone brand specializing in rugged smartphones at aggressive prices. The company brought the world’s first durable phone with 5G last month with the BL6000 Pro powered by Dimensity 800, and now it says it will bring the first rugged device with the 6nm Dimensity 1200 chipset. The new phone will be called Blackview BL8000.

Blackview will launch BL8000 - the world’s first rugged smartphone with Dimensity 1200

The announcement contained little in terms of actual specifications of the phone. We only know it will have 12 GB RAM and its chipset, which was just unveiled by Mediatek.

Instead we get some vague promises that the Blackview BL8000 “will fundamentally change the way we use the rugged phone,” and that “it will offer reliable connectivity and multi-touch boost touchscreen responsiveness.”

Blackview will launch BL8000 - the world’s first rugged smartphone with Dimensity 1200

The company said the BL8000 will make its way to us very soon, without providing an actual date. Blackview also claimed we’ll be able to use its 5G phones while on ski/snowboard slopes and in the mountains - an environment where rugged phones are preferred - although actual 5G coverage is still pretty much non-existent in such areas.


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Reader comments

  • Kav

The Ski / Snowboard / Mountain marketing blurb is referring to the new "IceMode" which Blackview claims allows the device to function in extreme cold weather.

  • Keith

Used to love the phones have a great rugged 7800 pro. So Bought a tab 8 It arrived broken and buggy have sent lots of emails to blackview never had a reply can't get hold of anyone its sat in a box since November £150 quid wasted will never tou...

  • MHD

Blackview as brand name is not that a well-known name if we compare it with other shiny vendors ! But as durability, Battery, Quality & Price is one of the best Rugged phones i saw as well as their tablets (TAB8).

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