This year with the dominance o Mediatek in the smartphone market, Qualcomm have been broadening their search for new companies to work with. Already we have seen Qualcomm powered Cubot and Elephone phones, now Bluboo are looking to get a piece of the action.
What’s exciting about the Bluboo news is that they won’t be entering at the bottom end of the Qualcomm chip range as their new Xfire Pro has been confirmed to get the Snapdragon 808 chipset. If you followed our Xiaomi Mi4C coverage last week then you will know that this is the same chipset as the latest Mi phone.
It’s no coincidence that the processors are the same though, as Bluboo have actually pointed out that they are focusing on the same market segment as the new Xiaomi and believe their Bluboo Xfire Pro will make a challenging rival.
In addition to the Snapdragon 808 SoC, Bluboo Xfire Pro specifications also include 3GB LDDR4 RAM, 16GB internal memory (with an option for a 64GB model), 5-inch 1920 x 1080 On Cell IPS display, and 3000mAh battery. It get’s better too as the main camera is the same excellent 13 mega-pixel OV13860 sensor that the OnePlus 2 uses. The front camera will be a 5 mega-pixel sensor.
Bluboo have also revealed that the Bluboo Xfire Pro will support LTE bands 1/3/7/38/39/40/41, will come in a range of colours and will be a unibody polycarbonate model (which is likely are major reason for the low price tag).
Retail pricing is $169.99, a killer deal on a phone packed with this level of hardware, while the launch date is going to be roughly late November early December. Watch this space for more Bluboo Xfire Pro details!
1. Seamless uni-body, unremovable battery
2. Dual flash LED
3. Poly-carbonate main body
Storage： 3GB LCDDR4 , 16GB eMMC 5.0 (up to 64 GB)
Camera： front 5.0MP +rear 13.0MP OV13860, same as One Plus 2 rear camera
Display: 5.0 inch, FHD ,1920x1080p, ON CELL, IPS
Battery: 3000mAH Li-polymer battery
4G：bands 1 / 3 / 7 / 38 / 39 / 40 / 41
3G：bands 1 / 2 / 5 / 8 / 34 / 39
bands BC0 / BC1
2G：bands 2 / 3 / 5 / 8
BC0 / BC1
WIFI : 2.4G/5G