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Blackview unveils $160 10.1-inch Android 10 tablet

Looking for a new Android tablet? The Blackview Tab 8 offers a lot of power for the price.
Written by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes, Senior Contributing Editor

In a market dominated by the iPad, Android tablets are somewhat thin on the ground, with the Kindle Fire probably being one of your best options. But now Blackview -- a company better known for its rugged smartphones with integrated FLIR thermal cameras -- has unveiled a new Android 10 tablet.

The Tab 8 is a budget-friendly tablet for those looking to stream movies and TV shows, email, edit documents, browse the web, e-read, and game. The Tab 8 features a 10.1-inch 1200 by 1920 pixel FHD display, a 1.6GHz octa-core Unisoc SC9863A with 8 ARM Cortex-A55 cores in two clusters, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage with support for a TF Card to 128GB.

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Blackview BV9800 Pro - in pictures

On the front is a 5-megapixel f2.2 camera, partnered with a 13-megapixel f2.2 camera on the rear. There's also a flash for brightening up those dark shots.

Powering the tablet is a 6580mAh lithium-ion battery, and charging is handled using USB-C.

And, yes, there's an earphone jack.

Also present is a dual nano-SIM tray, so you can pop in a SIM or two and hook up to a cellular network.

Tech specs

  • OS: Android 10
  • Display: 10.1 inch 1200 by 1920 pixel FHD panel
  • Processor: 1.6GHz octa-core Unisoc SC9863A
  • RAM: 4GB
  • ROM: 64GB EMMC
  • Expansion: TF Card up to 128GB
  • Front camera: 5-megapixel f2.2
  • Rear camera: 13-megapixel f2.2
  • Speakers: Dual speakers
  • Battery: 6580mAh
  • Charging: USB-C
  • Connectivity: Dual nano-SIM
  • Color: Grey/Gold

The Blackview Tab 8 is currently available for pre-order for $159.99.

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