Blackview BV9800 Pro Rugged Phone Raised More Than $400,000 USD From Kickstarter


Earlier this month, Blackview launched a collection for the armored smartphone BV9800 Pro in the Kickstarter funding campaign. The Blackview BV9800 series has already received support from more than 1,114 backers, exceeding 4000% of the target amount (as of November 1). Behind that popularity was not only toughness but unique camera performance. Thus, $443,863 has already been collected. So, as you can see, these phones are more popular than the producer assumed. To start mass production, about $13,000 was needed but, at the time of writing, thirty times more have already been collected (more than $400,000).

The range of secure Blackview smartphones has deservedly gained popularity among sports and outdoor enthusiasts who appreciated their strong form factor, extreme durability, long battery life, good cameras, and some exclusive features. BV9800 and BV9800 Pro also have protection against water and dust according to IP68, IP69K standards and certification of military standard MIL-STD-810G. They are equipped with GPS, GLONASS, Beidou navigation systems and a huge battery with a capacity of 6580 mAh with support for wireless charging. The combination of all these functions makes these devices ideal for outdoor enthusiasts or adventure seekers.

Both new products are very productive, they are equipped with a powerful eight-core MediaTek Helio P70 processor. The BV9800 model received a camera system consisting of three modules: 48, 16 and 5 megapixels. In the Pro version, a thermal imaging camera is used instead of a sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens. Both devices are equipped with a 6.3-inch IPS display with Full HD resolution. The screen has a drop-shaped cutout, which houses a 16-megapixel camera. In addition, smartphones are equipped with fingerprint scanners, they are on the right side. Of the pluses, it is also worth noting the presence of an NFC module and a clean version of Android 9 Pie.

As mentioned above, the BV9800 Pro has a very interesting feature – the presence of a FLIR Lepton thermal imaging camera along with Sony’s main 48-megapixel sensor. As planned by the manufacturer, it will help users who are in the woods or in the wild to remain safe. The top version also received more memory – 6/128 GB versus 4/64 in the BV9800. Otherwise, both devices are identical.

The Blackview BV9800 series will be supported on Kickstarter on the crowdfunding site until November 8th. Currently, you can get the base model BV9800 for about $329! and the higher model BV9800 Pro for about $429. If you are interested but not enough to buy, we recommend the Giveaway event, where you can get a free BV9800 Pro. Points are added according to the share on SNS and video viewing, and the winning probability is increased. Stay tuned on Blackview official website or Facebook to learn more.


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