BLU Pure XL launches this month as the cheapest Quad HD smartphone in the US

BLU Pure XL launches this month as the cheapest Quad HD smartphone in the US
BLU, a US-based company best known for launching a wide variety of affordable Android handsets, today announced the Pure XL, a high-end smartphone that's going to be available starting September 29, exclusively via Amazon.

The BLU Pure XL is the company's most advanced handset to date. Running Android 5.1 Lollipop, the device sports a 6-inch Super AMOLED Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, and is powered by a 64-bit, octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz. According to BLU, the Pure XL is the first Helio X10-based smartphone made for the US market.

A highlight of the new smartphone is its 24 MP rear camera, which is protected by sapphire glass, and features phase detection auto focus, optical image stabilization, and a dual-tone LED flash (of course, we'll have to test this camera in order to see if it's any good). On the front, the Pure XL has an 8 MP camera. The handset's other features include a fingerprint scanner on the back, LTE connectivity (compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile), 3 GB of RAM, 64 GB of expandable storage space, and a 3500 mAh battery.

BLU will sell the Pure XL unlocked, for $349, making it the cheapest Quad HD smartphone in the US (at least when we take into consideration prices at launch). Is anyone intrigued by this affordable Quad HD handset?


sources: Press release, BLU

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