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Bluboo X550, the world's first Android Lollipop smartphone with a 5300 mAh battery, launches next week

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Bluboo X550, the world's first Android Lollipop smartphone with a 5300 mAh battery, launches next week
If you want a mid-range Android Lollipop smartphone with a massive 5300 battery, look no further than the Bluboo X550, a handset that we first noticed in April. Obviously made by a little-known China-based company, the Bluboo X550 will be launched on May 19 (next week), and customers will be able to order it online from almost anywhere in the world.

Running Android 5.1 Lollipop, the Bluboo X550 sports a 5.5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels, and is powered by a 64-bit quad-core MediaTek MTK6735 processor. The handset is also offering LTE, a 13 MP (or 8MP) rear camera, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of expandable storage space. The 5300 mAh battery of the X550 is made by a California-based company called Amprius, and supports quick charging thanks MediaTek's PumpExpress Plus solution.

Bluboo says that, from May 19 to June 4, it's going to sell the X550 for just $149.99. The handset will cost $159.99 from June 5 to July 4, and $169.99 after that.

You can see the Bluboo X550 in the slideshow below (including two photos that compare the device to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus). Anyone interested in buying the handset?


source: Bluboo via GizChina

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posted on 15 May 2015, 18:06 5

1. Fallen1 (Posts: 282; Member since: 14 Nov 2014)


With a 720p screen that battery life will be insane. But props for pricing it right

posted on 15 May 2015, 18:33 3

3. techperson211 (Posts: 1163; Member since: 27 Feb 2014)


With proper optimization like the Sony flagship this will be the longevity king.

posted on 16 May 2015, 03:06

11. Simona (unregistered)


Very bulky :)

posted on 15 May 2015, 18:33

2. dimas (Posts: 1823; Member since: 22 Jul 2014)


Was disappointed when I read that it's a phablet. Great battery capacity though software optimization will be the judge if the 5300mah can be justified.

posted on 15 May 2015, 18:38

4. epdm2be (Posts: 453; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


With a phone that thick the camera should be completely flush or recessed. And/or it should have a Xenon flash.

posted on 15 May 2015, 21:39 2

10. mickeygosselin (Posts: 40; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


I agree that the camera should be flush but with a phone that will only cost $150 I don't think you should expect a Xenon flash

posted on 22 May 2015, 09:58

19. elitewolverine (Posts: 5018; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Well not really. The battery is so large they have had to move a few things around. As a result...hump.

posted on 15 May 2015, 18:39

5. rodpe (Posts: 11; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


I really like the design. Simple, elegant and efficient. Monster.

posted on 15 May 2015, 18:56 1

6. paulyd0021 (Posts: 18; Member since: 20 Dec 2013)


I wonder how much it's going to weigh? It's got to be pretty hefty. At 9.5mm thick though, I'd say that's very respectable considering the beast of a battery that's inside it. I'm also eager to find out what the charging times will be with quick charging. If it's equivalent to the S6, I'd guess around or just under 3 hours.

posted on 16 May 2015, 13:00

17. EbonyPericarp (Posts: 66; Member since: 02 May 2015)


Perhaps there're trying to bring the brick-phones of the 80's back in fashion...

posted on 15 May 2015, 19:52

7. miket1737 (Posts: 2350; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


Lol what a name. blueboo

posted on 15 May 2015, 20:02 1

8. EbonyPericarp (Posts: 66; Member since: 02 May 2015)


Combining that battery with a quick charger, I'd be concerned about it catching fire...

posted on 15 May 2015, 21:28

9. djcody (Posts: 97; Member since: 17 Apr 2013)


Did you always being so concern?? Ever hear about fire /smoke detectors?? You should stay away from cars, not going to mention airplanes ;)

posted on 16 May 2015, 08:52

12. EbonyPericarp (Posts: 66; Member since: 02 May 2015)


Once the fire alarm has gone off, it's already to late! You need to go back to school...

posted on 16 May 2015, 09:16

14. djcody (Posts: 97; Member since: 17 Apr 2013)


how can go off?? do you have any idea how they work or different types? and go back to school at age 41, no needed, I could but no thanks

posted on 16 May 2015, 12:56 1

16. EbonyPericarp (Posts: 66; Member since: 02 May 2015)


There's no need to shout, you'll wake up the other mental patients.

posted on 16 May 2015, 08:57

13. Chuck007 (Posts: 1012; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


I am actually really surprised the Chinese can come up with something original like this. Why is it always the smaller OEMs that tries new things..

posted on 16 May 2015, 12:08 1

15. HarysViewty (Posts: 34; Member since: 04 Apr 2015)


Chinese battery maybe big in mAh. But what about life cycle? Optimization? Temperature when used and charged? Physics stability? I lived in Indonesia, where the biggest phones used are made by China cheap manufacter like this. Burning up, screen flexing because of flexed battery, dead battery for no reason, so hot with short life time and short cycle, etc.

posted on 16 May 2015, 23:52

18. redmd (Posts: 1225; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Pump express?

posted on 11 Aug 2015, 18:34

20. candoatt (Posts: 1; Member since: 11 Aug 2015)


The SD card slot breaks within a few weeks because the soldering is badly done, so forget about using an external memory card.
The GPS reception is the worst I've ever seen, with no Glonass in the phone and no compass either, making navigation almost impossible.

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