Blackview is a Chinese smartphone manufacturer known for making rugged phones as well as affordable budget-friendly smartphones. The Blackview BL5000 is an affordable smartphone with 5G connectivity that was recently launched by Blackview. The Blackview BL5000 is the first rugged gaming smartphone with 5G network support which is a great feat. Blackview BL5000 is priced at $299 which is great because no other phone offers as much as it does at this point. Without further ado, let’s explore the specifications and features of this new rugged gaming 5G smartphone.
Blackview BL5000 5G Key Specs
• 6.36 inches IPS LCD
• MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G SoC
• 8GB of RAM
• 128GB of internal storage
• 12MP+16MP dual rear camera
• 16MP front-facing camera
• 4,980 mAh battery
• 30W fast charging
• Side-mounted fingerprint scanner
• 5G network support
The Blackview BL5000 sports a fairly large 6.36 inches IPS LCD that has a resolution of 1080 x 2300 pixels and 400 PPI density with an aspect ratio of 19 by 9 and 84% screen-to-body ratio. The screen has a cutout at the top left corner and it is protected by the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 which is scratch-resistant.
Design and Body
Not forgetting, the Blackview BL5000 5G is a rugged phone so it doesn’t have a conventional design. It comes with a tough, double-shot molded back and Corning Gorilla Glass 5 on the front. It is IP68, IP69K, and MIL-STD-810G rated for water- and dust-proofing and damage resistance so accidental drops have no effect on this phone. On the side, is the power button which doubles as a fingerprint scanner for biometric security. It has a thickness of 12.8 mm and weighs 273 grams. It is also available in three colors which are: Black, Orange, and Green.
Processor and Memory
Powering the Blackview BL5000 is a 7nm power-efficient octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G SoC which has a maximum clock speed of 2.2 GHz coupled with the ARM G57 MC2 GPU. It comes with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of fast UFS 2.2 internal storage with no micro SD card support.
On the rear, is a dual-camera system that features a 12MP Sony IMX362 sensor main camera with f/1.75 aperture with a 16MP Samsung S5K3P9SP sensor ultrawide camera for a wider view. It can record videos at up to 2K resolution at 30 fps.
On the front, is a 16 MP Samsung S5K3P9SP sensor camera for all your selfie and video calls. It can record 1080p videos at 30 fps.
Network and Connectivity
There’s support for 5G, 4G, 3G, and 2G networks on the Blackview BL5000. It supports the following LTE bands: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/17/18/19/20/25/26/28A/28B/66/34/38/39/40/41. It supports the following 5G bands: N1/3/5/7/8/20/28/38/40/41/77/78/79.
It comes with dual-band Wi-Fi 5, Wi-Fi Direct, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, and FM radio. Also, it has a USB 2.0 type C port with OTG support for charging and data transfer. The USB Type C port also acts as the headphone jack as there’s no 3.5 mm headphone jack on here.
Battery and Charging
The Blackview BL5000 5G is backed by a 4,980 mAh non-removable Li-Polymer battery. The battery promises up to 8 hours of uninterrupted gaming on a single charge thanks to MediaTek’s 5G UltraSave tech. It has support for 30W fast charging which can bring the battery from 0% back to 100% in 80 minutes as advertised.
On the software side, the Blackview BL5000 comes running on the latest Android 11 OS straight out of the box.