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Blackview, a rugged phone maker, dubs the newest member of its family "The World’s Top Indestructible Phone" for a good reason. Available in Pro and Plus versions, the BV9600 title carries a whiff of industrial labeling that is only suited to its elements-proof exterior. The difference between the two models? The Plus one has an in-display fingerprint scanner, аnd may ship at a later date, while the Pro goes with the still-unorthodox side-mounted biometry, and is available immediately.
What makes the Blackview BV9600 Pro/Plus one of the best tough phones around? It's the design that immediately strikes as something alien to the rugged concept. A glass sandwich housing reinforced with a metal frame is something we usually see in today's flagships or upper midrange phones that have no pretenses to be sumo wrestlers, but the Blackview device is different.
Despite its stylish all-screen design and a notch that brings about a trendy tall and narrow look, the phone complies with the MIL-STD-810G military standard certification for dust-, water-, and drop-resistance. The IP68 label makes it water-tight in up to five feet of water for up to half an hour, protecting the power under the hood. Said performance is derived from an octa-core Mediatek Helio P60 chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128 GB storage and a crazy 5580mAh battery.
The 6.2" OLED display sports an elongated 19:9 aspect ratio, and the thin bezels are worthy of a flagship phone rather than a rugged device. A 16MP main camera of Samsung making, paired with an 8MP depth-sensing camera that provides all the scene recognition and faux bokeh shenanigans that we are used to associating with flagship phones these days round up one of the best rugged phone packages around.
How much for this beastly beauty? Blackview now has a pre-sale promotion for the BV9600 Pro/Plus from November 1-10 period where you would be able to get the phone for just $369.99. The price will then be increased in equal amounts every day until it reaches the $449.99 suggested retail tag on November 30. Head over to the campaign link below, if you are keen on a tough, good-looking phone at a great price.