Blu Pure XR with octa-core Helio P10 CPU launched in the US for $300
The mid-range smartphone is listed at Amazon and Best Buy online stores for $300 outright. As expected, the Pure XR is fully compatible with 4G LTE networks on T-Mobile and AT&T. It's also worth noting the phone is available in both gold and grey color options.
The most important aspect of the Blu Pure XR is the chipset it uses. Blu announced it has signed a partnership with MediaTek for the inclusion of the powerful 2.0GHz octa-core Helio P10 processor inside the Pure XR. To make it even more interesting, Blu added 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory.
Thanks to the MediaTek chipset, Blu has been able to add a 16-megapixel rear-facing camera with advanced technologies, including f/1.8 aperture, 1/3 inch sensor with 6P lens, real-time HDR, as well as phase detection autofocus with laser focus. There's also a secondary 8-megapixel camera in the front for selfies.
On the outside, Blu Pure XR sports a decent 5.5-inch Super AMOLED full HD (1080p) display, which is protected by curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3 coating.
According to Blu, its latest Android smartphone is made of “high-end solid metal” and packs an ultra-fast fingerprint sensor underneath the Home button.
The Pure XR is powered by a non-removable 3,000 mAh battery, which should provide five hours of phone call talk time with a 10 minutes charge. Audiophiles will be pleased to know the smartphone features DTS Surround Sound Technology for the best audio experience.
Blu Pure XR ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow right out of the box. There's no telling whether or not the phone will ever receive an upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat.