12-Inch Tablet Blackview Tab 18 With 12GB RAM, 256GB UFS Storage Launching In Mid-November

Backview is expanding its mid-range of tablets and will launch a 12-inch Android 13 tablet in that space in the middle of November, with the totally new Blackview Tab 18.

They haven't announced the price yet, but considering the specs, it's probably going to launch in the sub $350 range.

So as a larger than average tablet, what will we get? Well, let's start with the screen, which is a 12-inch (11.97) screen with a Full HD 2000 x 1200 resolution that actually features a 120Hz refresh rate. So that's interesting. And it supports Widevine L1 for streaming videos from Netflix and Amazon.

Blackview Tab 18
Blackview Tab 18 with all its color options

And to keep the cost down, it has the popular MediaTek Helio G99 chipset, with 12GB LPDDR4x RAM and another 12GB virtual RAM, and as much as 256GB UFS 2.1 storage. And of course it has a microSD card slot, which supports memory cards up to 1TB.

It even even has digitizer pen with support for 4096 levels of pressure sensitivity. The IR and 8MP Samsung front camera has face unlocking too, even though there's also a fingerprint reader on this tablet.

The rear camera is a 16MP camera with LED, though there's no word on what max resolution it supports in photos and videos yet.

Other specs known so far includes dual-band Wi-Fi 5, Bluetooth 5.1, Harman Kardon quad speakers, an 8800 mAh battery with 33W fast charging support and a 9 hour battery life, aa full set of navigation sensors, and it runs Android 13 with Blackview's own DokeOS_P 4.0, which is surprisingly feature rich in my opinion.

It seems to have been built well too because it's just 7.9mm thick and weighs just 632 grams, which is a pretty decent weight for a 12-inch tablet PC.

Color options will be space grey, glacier blue, and turquoise green.

The stylus pen that the Blackview Tab 18 supports, is the Blackview Magnetic S Pen Gen 2, which attaches magnetically to the side of the tablet.

So this is actually the second new 12-inch tablet to launch in the new budget range of tablets this size, after the Teclast T60.

– Tom Bowen