The Blackview BV7000 Pro is a rugged IP68 phone that is priced at just under $200. That price doesn’t get you just a phone that is waterproof and dust proof, you also get some pretty impressive specs.
The BV7000 Pro comes bundled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. On top of that you also get a 5-inch FHD display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, a fingerprint scanner, a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. There is also a Mediatek MT6750T octa-core processor powered by a 3500mAh battery with 5V 2A fast charge.
All of the above features are bundled into a phone that is 12.6mm thin. Not impressive for your average smartphone but for a phone that is designed to be rugged, it is a feat.
The team at Blackview have released a new video showing the BV7000 Pro getting unboxed in a swimming pool. It is unusual but it is a unique way of advertising that the phone is IP68 certified. However we are not entirely sure that the accessories are waterproof, especially the charger. So don’t try replicating the video at home.
The Blackview BV7000 Pro comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, has support for dual SIM slots and can even charge other devices via its USB Type-C V2.0 port. It is available in Space Silver, Mocha Gold, and Stardust Grey and right now you can get it on AliExpress for just $174.79 from now till April 11 before it goes back to $189.99.