Bluboo has bought their way into the heart of the Chinese market and has already grown to be a force to reckon with on Chinese soil, and in Asia with their highly rated and mostly successful range of smartphone that include the most recent Bluboo Xtouch.
Launching its X550 Phablet, as well as its Xtouch and X9 smartphones, we’ve seen them show diversity and versatility in their ability to come up with modern day devices that meet up to the necessity of their intended users.
The more recent device from the Chinese OEM is the XFire2 which would come in two variants that are set to be shipped in February — though presale is already ongoing.
One variant of the Bluboo XFire2 comes with a traditional dual-sim setup whilst the other variant tagged with The Bluboo XFire 2S moniker is going be shipped with a Tri-sim configuration.
Bluboo claims that it’s Xfire 2S is the first 5 incher to sport a tri-sim setup on an Android 5.1 operating system, and we can only wait and see how well the supposed handset lives up to its offering.
This device has a thin arc body that is made up completely of metal giving it a strong exterior and beautiful appearance. featured on the display is a 2.5D arched screen that is said to reduce the risk of screen damage upon impact with the ground by 60%.
On the rear of both variants of the Bluboo Xfire is a 5.0MP sensor(interpolated to 8.0MP) and is accompanied with auto focus and LED flash for a better imaging experience. Just below the main camera is a circular style fingerprint scanner.
And upfront of this device is a 2.0MP selfie shooter (interpolated to 5.0MP) which is also accompanied by an LED Flash. Powering this device is an MTK6580 quad-core chipset clocked at 1.3GHz and a Mali 400 GPU. The device also ships with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage expandable to an addition 32GB by an external microSD and it draws power from a removable battery source of 2150 mAh.
Even though the SoC only supports 2G/GSM and 3G/WCDMA in a presumably 4G LTE dispensation you can possibly argue that it is a big “giveaway” however, it is worth noting that the Xfire is more a less the best entry level smartphone we’ve seen or heard of.
The major difference between the two variants lies only in their number of sim support and their subsequent prices.
The Bluboo XFire2 is currently up for presale on GearBest and will cost you $73.99 — and it’s also due to be officially announced in February.