Rugged Android 13 Tablet Blackview Active 8 Pro Has An IP69K Waterproof Rating

Blackview is premiering it's latest rugged Android tablet Blackview Active 8 Pro on AliExpress, where it's launching for just under $400.

This tablet is a rugged tablet for consumers who need a rugged Android tablet that can work in many environments and provide a long battery life.

So that makes for an unusual combination of specs.

Blackview Active 8 Pro

It features a 10.36-inch Gorilla Glass 5 protected screen with a FHD resolution of 2000 x 1200 and up to 400 nits brightness.

The processor is an octa-core MediaTek ‘Helio G99' processor, with 8GB RAM, and 256GB storage. So that makes it relatively powerful, but not so much that it drains the battery too much.

Because the battery is made to be long lasting. It has a high capacity of 22,000 mAh and supports 33W fast charging, which can charge it to 50% in 105 minutes. A full charge takes 4 1/2 hours though. But based on the tablet battery life standard, that should give this tablet a battery life of 24 hours.

But that's not the only high specs. It has quad speakers by Harman / Kardon and Smart-PA Box speakers with AudioEFX, a 16MP front camera, a 48MP rear Samsung Isocell GM2 camera with LED, a front IR camera for facial unlcoking,Wi-Fi 5, GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo, dual-SIM slots, and a microSD card slot.

The rugged rating is high too, with an IP69K waterproof rating. So this tablet you actually could take swimming with you in the pool.

It had to become 16.8mm thick to achieve that though, so it weighs 976 grams and it's about twice as thick as an average tablet computer in the 10-inch range, but that's the tradeoff for an extremely well protected tablet.

And the edges from the protective cover makes it easier or safer to hold too, without slipping out of hand easily. Although, this tablet also comes with a backstrap for even more secure handling.

Blackview Active 8 Pro ships with Android 13 installed, and also comes with Blackview's own DokeOS_P 3.0 user interface on top of that for a few extra features.

– Jim Miller