In the past one year, we have seen some great smartphones from the manufacturer, Blackview. Now, the company has revealed its plans for 2016 and one of the first flagship devices of next year will be the Blackview R7. This is an important product for the company and hence, the company has made sure that the phone comes with pretty good specifications to justify its “2016 flagship” name tag.
The Blackview R7 comes with the powerful yet efficient Helio P10 MT6755 chipset. The P series Helio chips focus on performance and efficiency. So, the Helio P10 is expected to be mid-range flagship chip with eight Cortex A53 cores clocked at 2GHz. This will ensure pretty good performance without sacrificing on battery life.
There will reportedly be 4GB of RAM on board the device, which is at par with what most flagships offer. As for storage, you will get 32GB internal with an option to upgrade it via MicroSD up to 128GB. The display will be of standard flagship size, measuring 5.5-inches with FHD 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. On top, you will have 2.5D curved glass.
Given the flagship status, the Blackview R7 comes with the Samsung 3M2 13MP sensor at the back with fast focus times of up to 0.3 seconds. Up front, there will be the OV5648 5MP sensor which will enable users to take good selfies. The phone reportedly comes with improved camera tech such as a perfect SWDR (smart wide dynamic range), great SNR (signal to noise ratio) which will help the user take better low light images as well.
The phone supports 4G LTE networks, but we are not yet sure whether it’s a dual SIM dual standby phone. As for software, the Blackview R7 will feature the latest version of Android on board, the Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The R7 is said to have Hi-Fi sound effect, but it’s yet to be confirmed whether they have incorporated a Hi-Fi chip. You get a powerful 360-degree fingerprint sensor on the back as well.
To power all these specs, the company has added a large 3500mAh battery inside, which will make sure that the phone runs for at least a day. Moreover, it supports fast charging at 9V 2.5A which means 5 minutes of charging will give you around 90 minutes of talk time.
Even the looks of the phone are impressive, with a metal frame that goes through 169 processes including 8 CNC machining, micron-sized sand blasting and anti-fingerprint coating. We can see that the phone will be available in at least one color, i.e. Gold.
Overall, the Blackview R7 looks like a great smartphone. We would really like to see the company price the device aggressively. But for now, we have no details on the pricing. We will keep you guys updated with more information in the coming days.
Meanwhile, let us know whether you like the upcoming flagship from Blackview.
Here is the the Blackview BV2000s[source]