Blackview is in the process of launching their latest Android tablet with a few twists. It’s the Blackview Tab 13, which starts out as a 10.1-inch Android 12 tablet.
But it also features unusual aspects such as 6GB of RAM with the ability to expand for 4GB more, as well as SIMO internet connectivity built into the tablet already. SIMO enables users to connect to any 3G or 4GB network in about 135 countries, and user the internet directly, while just paying for it through the SIMO account.
It’s similar to eSIM which was enabled on a few tablets years ago, but it never really took off. That said, you can still use any regular SIM card with the Blackview Tab 13.
So let’s look at the other specs.
The Blackview Tab 13 features a MediaTek Helio G85 chipset, with 128GB eMMC 5.1 storage, a 1920 x 1200 resolution display, an 8MP front camera front Samsung, and dual 13MP and 0.3MP rear cameras.
The battery capacity is 7280 mAh with a rated 5.5 hours battery life in video playback, together with stereo BOX speakers, Wi-Fi navigation sensors, and Doke OS_P 3.0 user interface on top of Android.
As for exterior, it has color options of lunar silver, space grey, and twilight blue, with a weight of 450 grams, and a 7.7mm thickness.
It has pogo pins for the optional keyboard too. Custom accessories for it includes protective tempered glass and a folio cover, both of which are included. The launch price is $179 on AliExpress, where it’s on sale until August 26.
– Tom Bowen