One of the most popular manufacturers of rugged smartphones is Blackview. We have already made reviews of smartphones from BV series – Blackview BV5500 Pro, BV6800 Pro and BV9500 Pro. All of these mobile devices have good features and adequate price.
The Chinese company continues to expand the series of rugged smartphones BV, and recently announced the release of Blackview BV6100. The main feature of the new smartphone is a large 6.88-inch screen. The manufacturer says that it will be the rugged smartphone with the largest display.
Blackview BV6100 is equipped with an unusual notch in the right corner of the screen, NFC support and 5580mAh battery.
The smartphone has not yet been officially released, so we do not know the full list of specifications. However, most of the features are already known.
The official images of Blackview BV6100 allow us to discuss the design of upcoming smartphone.
Blackview BV6100: Design
Despite the fact that Blackview BV6100 is a rugged smartphone, it does not look cumbersome. Judging by official images, the smartphone has a stylish and modern design. Most likely, the manufacturer was able to achieve this effect with thin rounded bezels around a large display.
Most of the front panel takes 6.88-inch display with protection against damage and scratches Gorilla Glass. As we already said, this is the biggest rugged smartphone on the market.
The notch with front camera is located in the upper right corner, not in the center. The manufacturer calls this design decision “Cape of Good Hope”. The Chinese company says that it is more convenient to watch videos or play games on this screen than on the display with notch in the center.
The bezels around the display are quite thin, especially considering that this is a rugged smartphone.
On the back side there is a vertical main camera. It consists of two sensors. Under the camera we can see a round flashlight. Also, there is speaker and company logo at the bottom.
There is no fingerprint scanner on the back panel; it is on the left side.
The body is protected by Gorilla Glass from both sides. The mobile device has IP68, IP69K and MIL-STD-810G protection against water and dust. These protection standards are used in the manufacture of equipment for US Army. We think there is no doubt about the high level of protection of Blackview BV6100.
The upcoming Blackview smartphone will have USB Type-C port, but there won’t be 3.5 mm audio jack.
Blackview BV6100: Performance
The manufacturer revealed only the main specifications of its new smartphone. Blackview BV6100 will be powered by MediaTek Helio A22 processor. This is a budget quad-core chipset with a clock speed of up to 2 GHz. As a rule, it is used in budget smartphones up to $100.
MediaTek Helio A22 processor scores about 54,000 points in AnTuTu benchmark, which is a rather low result for 2019.
The smartphone will work on Android 9.0 operating system.
Also, it will have 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. As you understand, the smartphone is not designed to run heavy games. Nevertheless, the performance is good for watching high-resolution videos, surfing the Internet and performing everyday tasks.
Blackview BV6100: Battery
As we wrote earlier, the smartphone is equipped with a big battery capacity of 5580 mAh. Given the large 6.88-inch display and energy-efficient processor, a single battery charge should be enough for 1-2 days of battery life.
By the way, Blackview BV6100 can be used as a power bank for charging other gadgets.
Blackview BV6100: Camera
The phone has Sony 8-megapixel sensor on the back. There will be dual camera on the back, but we don’t know about the second sensor. Also, there is no information about front camera.
The smartphone supports 4 GNSS systems – GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO and BEIDOU. NFC module for contactless payments is also available.
Blackview BV6100: Price
Blackview BV6100 rugged smartphone will go on sale at the end of July 2019. There is no official information about the price of new smartphone. However, given the known specifications, we think the price will not exceed $100.