Budget smartphone company BLU has a habit of offering smartphones that are better than you’d expect if you just looked at their price tags… even if many are just rebranded versions of smartphones that are already available in China.
Now the company is getting ready to launch its first phone featuring 4GB of RAM. The BLU Pure XR is coming August 29th for $299.
BLU is also holding a contest ahead of launch day, so you can enter for a chance to win one of three phones the company is giving away.
While BLU isn’t officially sharing a lot of other details about the phone yet, it seems the company accidentally posted a listing for the Pure XR to Amazon earlier this month. It seems to have been removed, but Tech Toy Reviews has a run-down of the specs:
- 5.5 inch, 1280 x 720(?) pixel Super AMOLED display with Gorilla Glass 4
- 2 GHz MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 octa-core processor
- Mali T-860 graphics
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB storage
- Android 6.0
- microSD card slot
- 16MP rear and 8MP front cameras
- 3,000 mAh battery
- 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-SIM 4G LTE
- Fingerprint scanner
If those specs are accurate (and they probably are — except it’s likely the screen resolution will be 1080p), the phone sounds like a good, but not great option for folks looking to spend less than $300. It has a lot of RAM, plenty of storage, and support for removable storage.
But the screen resolution isn’t stellar, the processor isn’t the speediest around, and BLU has a mixed record with offering Android updates, so it’s not clear if or when this model will ever be able to run Android 7.0 Nougat.