Blackview BV9800

See in the Dark With Adventure-Loving Blackview Smartphone

The Blackview BV9800 Pro just hit the U.S. market. This all-in-one, rugged smartphone offers up thermal imaging, super-high-quality photography, accurate navigation, and more.

The Blackview BV9800 Pro is the first thermal camera phone designed for the outdoor adventurer. There’s really only one competitor on the market, the CAT S61 Smartphone, which costs twice as much, is aimed at industrial customers, offers a much lower-resolution camera, and has a lot fewer features.

Blackview BV9800

Think of the Blackview BV9800 Pro as the Swiss Army Knife of smartphones. Once you get past the long, boring name, you’re going to want to have this device on your next adventure, whether it be outdoors or on travels around the globe.

FLIR Thermal Imaging

Besides being super rugged, able to offer accurate navigation, and take high-resolution images the BV9800 Pro also offers up a FLIR Lepton thermal-imaging camera. The FLIR camera lets you capture an image of the heat signature of anything around you.

Blackview BV9800

It can spot animals and find people easily, even in the dark, no matter the weather conditions. It can help you make sure you’ve put out your campfire properly. And it can easily identify the thing making noises in the dark outside your tent without scaring them off right away.

This tech has been developed, and primarily used, by first responders and the militarily to save lives and industrial clients to create efficiencies. That is, until now. Now you can utilize this FLIR technology in all your life adventures.

Jaw-Dropping Images

This smartphone also offers a super-high-resolution 48MP Sony camera. That’s a lot of megapixels! The big, built-in Sony camera has a night mode setting that helps capture stunning images in extremely low-light situations and offers a super-wide 120-degree lens.

Blackview BV9800

The phone also has a 5MP depth lens for those beautiful bokeh portraits, and to help with thermal images. A 16MP front camera, for that perfect selfie, rounds out the camera offerings on this device. A built-in flash ensures perfect lighting no matter where you are.

Precise Navigation

The BV9800 Pro uses GPS, GLONASS, and BEIDOU to offer superior navigation accuracy from such a compact device. This trifecta, along with an air-pressure-detection gauge for altitude measurements, is super helpful for navigation, no matter if you’re traveling by vehicle or foot in open or jungle-like conditions.

Rugged & Ready

Smartphones take a beating, especially when you take them on active outdoor adventures. The Blackview BV9800 Pro is ready to handle whatever you throw at it, or throw it at.

The phone is IP68, IP69K, and MIL-STD-810G. Those standards mean that the phone is waterproof up to 1.5 m for 30 minutes, drop-proof from 1.5 m, and all-around dustproof.

And There’s More!

The Blackview BV9800 Pro also offers up all the top-quality awesome you’d expect from a top-tier smartphone. It has a 6580mAh battery, which is good for 30 hours of music playback or 14 hours of video playback. That’s a lot of YouTube!

It has a 6.3-inch screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. It comes standard with 6GB of RAM for fast multitasking and 128GB ROM for big storage of apps, photos, videos, and more.

And it runs the latest Android 9 Pie and, of course, offers wireless charging. Fingerprint and facial recognition are both standard. It even works like a walkie talkie and infrared remote control.

Get Yours

You can buy the Blackview BV9800 Pro today in Silver/Orange or Black. It costs $500, which seems like an incredible value. We’ll have our hands on one soon and look forward to putting it through the paces in the great outdoors around the globe.

Bryon Dorr

Bryon Dorr is the Motors Editor of GearJunkie. He has been writing about overland travel, off-road vehicles, whitewater kayaks, and outdoor and travel gear for 11+ years, with over 2-years of that at Lola Digital Media. Prior to his current role, he freelanced across a wide range of outdoor, automotive, and travel media outlets, both online and in print, as well as with a wide range of commercial clients as a photographer, social media marketer, and copy editor. Based in Portland, Oregon, Dorr is an avid kayaker, cyclist, skier/snowboarder, runner, and photographer. When not outdoors doing human-powered adventures you’ll find him behind the wheel or bars of something with a motor and wheels or enjoying a dark craft beer with friends.