Blu Pure XR is a new affordable flagship phone, and you can try to win one

Miami based Blu is getting ready to launch a new Android smartphone called Pure XR. 

If you're familiar with Blu's handsets, you probably know that some of them are downright cheap, while others are a bit more expensive, though they offer pretty nice features at prices that usually undercut the competition. The Blu Pure XR, pictured on the left, seems to fall into the latter category.

For now, Blu isn't sharing too many details about the Pure XR. However, we know that the handset comes with 4 GB of RAM, and doesn't look too bad (though its design is rather generic). 

The new device features a physical home button that may include a fingerprint scanner, and we assume that the rest of its specs will be high-end-ish, since this is presented as "a flagship" smartphone.

Blu is planning to release the Pure XR on August 29 in the US, selling it for $299 (unlocked). Before the new smartphone hits the market, Blu allows fans to win one via a contest open to all US residents who are at least 18 years old. To enter the contest, you have to submit a valid email address (before September 2) at the source link included below. Three randomly selected winners will receive a Blu Pure XR each. Good luck!

sources: Blu contest, Twitter



1. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Helio P10 is not flagship. It was never a flagship chip, not even when it was new in 2015, and it's not in 2016. Hell, the X20 is such a bad chip efficiency-wise and GPU-wise, even it shouldn't be counted as flagship. It's upper-midrange at best, same as the Kirin 955 in the Huawei phones. GPU is hugely important, China!

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

the chip may not a flagship chip level.. but this phone is Blu's flagship... its the best phone they can make right now (lol..) helioP10 phone should stay under $200

11. Bernoulli

Posts: 4362; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

and this has to do with the article because....?

3. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

If I like anything about blu , it's that they regularly feature dual sim phones. Now that marshmallow will span the internal and external memories, their sad storage amounts can be l less of an issue.

5. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

We all know that BLU imports and re-brand Gionee phones, so if you look closely the phone has the same light sensor and FFC location as well as dot buttons as the Gionee S8. Not a bad phone for $299. I'd rock that.

6. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Here's a comparison between the Gionee S8, Axon 7 and OnePlus 3. Notable differences are the lack of fingerprint scanner on the S8, and the lack of quick charging. That would explain the price differential.,Gionee-S8,OnePlus-3/phones/10068,10007,10017

8. andynaija

Posts: 1264; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Thanks for the info because I'm really trying to decide between the Axon 7 and the OnePlus 3, but if the Pure XR can offer similar specs at a lower price, I'll definitely consider this Blu device.

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and the lack of SD820... P10 is far below SD820 P10 antutu = 50,000+ SD820 antutu = 130.000+

10. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

I thought it did have a fingerprint scanner. And not only that it has 3D touch. Its more the processor that brings things down in so far as price. The P10 isn't a true high-end processor. Seems good enough that this is still intriguing at its price range.

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