Blackview BL8800 – the first 5G rugged phone with thermal/night vision camera

Deepak Gupta May 23, 2022
Updated 2022/05/23 at 10:23 AM

Blackview is today a leader in the segment of robust smartphones, with high quality and high resistance proposals. Today debuts the launch of a new series of smartphones, the Blackview BL8800 and BL8800 Pro.

This series hits the market today with the banner of being the first rugged 5G phone with a thermal or night vision camera and with attributes such as an 8380 mAh battery, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, starting at €275.

For those who are not yet familiar with the brand, the blackview is known for manufacturing robust, "nearly indestructible" smartphones, with great prestige in the segment. The Blackview BL8800 series is designed to push the limits of usage that regular phones simply can't handle, while maintaining the high standard of the industry while equipping itself with high-end specs for high overall performance.

The resistance of the Blackview BL8800

Most modern phones do not withstand continuous exposure to dirt, dust, water or extreme temperatures well and can easily break as a result of such abuse, associated with some jobs or sports. The Blackview BL8800 series (BL8800/BL8800 Pro) meets these needs with IP68 and IP69K waterproof and dustproof ratings, as well as the military standard MIL-STD-810H.

In other words, it is resistant to submersion to a maximum depth of 1.5 m under water for up to 30 minutes and is resistant to drops from a height of 1.5 m.

For people who live an active lifestyle or work in unpredictable environments such as forests, ships and construction sites, the BL8800 series offers added peace of mind. In addition, this series is equipped with glove working technology.

the cameras

The BL8800 series excels in night mode as it allows you to take photos or videos in complete darkness. Plus, it comes with even more useful thermal imaging technology that not only lets you shoot and see in the dark, but also lets you see the heat, day or night.

The underwater camera mode is another cool feature of this series, which allows you to shoot in the water. More popular camera features like HDR, ultra-wide are also available on the BL8800 series.

Great autonomy

Rugged smartphones are known for their huge batteries and this case is no exception. The smartphones come equipped with 8380 mAh battery with dual electrical core. The autonomy will thus be high and still allow to give energy to other devices.

Since it charges at 33W, this huge battery will no longer need to spend 3 or 4 hours holding the plug to fully charge. According to the manufacturer's indication, it should take only 1 hour and a half to charge.

Other specifications

The Blackview BL8800 series (BL8800/BL8800 Pro) is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G SoC, along with 8GB RAM and 128GB ROM. It already comes with 5G technology and comes with the Doke OS 3.0 user interface, based on Android 11.

There are some differences between the two models to be noted. The base version BL8800 only has night vision and the Pro model only has a thermal camera. The Pro version also doesn't have an ultra wide-angle camera.

price and availability

The new ones Blackview BL8800 and BL8800 Pro smartphones are available with a huge launch discount of 50%, valid for the first 4 days only. The Blackview BL8800 is thus available for €275 and the Blackview BL8800 Pro for €337, using the available store coupon.

Blackview BL8800 Series

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