Blackview, the renowned mid-range smart device provider, is on the ascendant in the global market, particularly in Europe, Africa and Asia, catching up with its famed counterparts like realme, Oneplus and Xiaomi, by expanding its portfolio ambitiously last year and breaking its sales record shortly after the launch of the feature-packed Tab 11. And now, to further solidify its place in the smart device segment, Blackview is poised to launch a slate called Tab 12, which, according to Blackview, is an outstanding upgrade over the super popular Tab 8 from 2020. The update is mainly based on an improved display, smarter OS and more endurable battery. But there is more to expect in Tab 12. Read on to find out more.
From Curved to Flat Edge Design + 423g Only + Three Unique Colors
In appearance, as a further refinement of Tab 8 that features curved edges, Tab 12 has adopted the recent vogue for flat edges design which also can be seen on Apple iPad Pro and other tablets from smart device giants like Huawei and Samsung. The slate has an aluminium alloy back with a matte finish and a glass front, weighing 423g only and measuring 239.2 in length, 157.93 in width and 7.4mm in thickness.
When held in hand, Tab 12 sits comfortably in hand with silky touch but a firm grip. Besides, it is surely compact enough to be effortlessly tucked away inside a handbag, a backpack or a school bag. And to catch up with users’ better aesthetic pursuit, Blackview designers claim that Tab 12 is offered in three unique colours that are most likely to win the heart of its buyers, namely Twilight Blue, Lunar Silver and Space Gray.
FHD+ 10.1-inch display + resolution up to 1200*1920
In terms of display, Tab 12 basically shares the same specs as Tab 8 with a 10.1-inch screen and 1200*1920 resolution. Thanks to its peak brightness up to 3.0×106 nits and the FHD+ IPS panel, the display is colourful and pixel-dense. Everything viewed on Tab 12, from website to Tiktok and photos on Instagram, looks sharp, crisp and vivid.
Blackview shrinks the bezels of Tab 12 aggressively this time, rendering a display with an 80% of screen to body ratio. But unlike its predecessor, Tab 12 bears a display with In-cell technology, a trendsetting technique that makes the screen thinner, lighter and clearer than ever before. Especially when it comes to photo-browsing and live stream-watching, users can explore boundless vividness, clarity and contrast.
More Mature and Efficient Unisoc SC9863A
from 128GB to 1TB Expandable
Under the hood, Tab 12 is equipped with Unisoc SC9863A, an 8-core chipset that clocks at up to 1.6GHz. This chipset has withstood the test of the market when used in Tab 8, indicating its trustworthy stability in performance over the passage of time. Although Unisoc SC9863A is not the most powerful chipset among mid-range tablets, it will handle all the basic tasks including multi-tasking and massive data-processing with ease. Gaming or watching live streams on Tiktok is as fluent as one can expect.
In addition, Tab 12 delivers 4GB RAM and 64GB ROM, and if that is not enough, the slate is quite generous to offer up to 1TB expandable storage, a jaw-dropping update from Tab 8 which features only 128GB, freeing users from the dilemma of whether to delete old data to make room for the new one.
From Doke OS_P 1.0 to Doke OS_P 2.0
Compared with Tab 8, Blackview Tab 12 OS has been overhauled completely with the Doke OS_P 2.0, an operating system that is the fruit of the persistent effort of the Blackview software team to design a more customized and fluent OS for a more intelligent user experience.
When Doke OS_P 1.0 went online, users had mixed opinions. Some applauded its personal and customized desktop and camera settings, while others asked for further upgrades. In order to satisfy more needs, Tab 12 is coming with Doke OS_ P 2.0 which has been based on 1.0 and witnessed huge updates in terms of fluency, dedicated apps and smarter interaction. For example, Doke OS_P 2.0 comes with a bunch of self-developed apps such as Cold Room, Game Mode, System Manager and Data Migration Assistant that will make tablet interaction more fluent and efficient.
And for office workers and students, the good news is that Tab 12 will be loaded with the WPS office set and the note-taking app, the Notebook. WPS will allow users to open word files, excel sheets and powerpoints all in one app, improving the running efficiency of the OS. At the same time, the Notebook supports audio, text, picture and even scribble insert, boosting learning efficiency and spicing up boring classes.
Another highlight to note is the Android upgrade from Android 10.0 to Android 11.0. Tab 12 is shipped with the 11.0 version, bringing new features like chat bubble, conversation-prioritizing, screen-recording, one-time permission and a new way to share files. With the help of Android 11.0, Tab 12 OS will only work better than it is expected.
Improved 6580mAh Mega Battery
More advanced battery technology
Tab 12 has the same battery as Tab 8, but owing to its more advanced algorithm and mature technology, Tab 12’s 6580mAh battery can last two times longer than its predecessor, getting users rid of the battery anxiety while beating the last enemy in the game or having an important call with a VIP client. According to the battery test carried out at Blackview laboratory, Tab 12 can last for 18hrs for music, 23.6hrs for calling, 5.1hrs for video and even 710.5hrs for standby.
5MP Front Camera & 13MP Rear Camera
The slate carries a 13MP rear camera and 8MP front camera. It is delightful to take a snapshot with the rear camera as the photos come out very well with the right amount of vividness and acceptable clarity. Although the front camera can’t compare with the rear one, the 8MP is completely capable of carrying out tasks like online classes and conferences, and it can produce knock portraits with a lot of details.
Upgrades to Smart PA
More Realistic and Pleasing Sound
Unlike Tab 8 bearing non-smart speakers, Tab 12’s 1217 speakers are updated with a smart PA(power amplifier) system and K9 chipset, endowed with better algorithms and capabilities to mimic real-life sound in a more realistic way. Especially in playing music with a bunch of bass and highs, Tab 12 sounds more dulcet and melodious than Tab 8 which sounds a bit monotonous. Apart from that, Tab 12 steps further in noise reduction, making for a clearer and uninterrupted music gala.
Price & Availability
Usually, better performance means a higher price, but not in the case of Blackview Tab 12. The tablet is now only priced at $145.99 (about ₦60,000 to ₦ 80,000 in Nigeria) on the Blackview website since Blackview has always rendered the best value-for-money tablet. Those who are itching for a try look no further as this one is going to suit the needs in nearly every aspect. But do remember the sale only lasts 10 days from May 13th to May 22nd. Don’t miss the chance to snatch up at one.