Blu Pure XR with octa-core Helio P10 CPU launched in the US for $300

Blu Pure XR with octa-core Helio P10 CPU launched in the US for $300
US-based company Blu Products teased the upcoming release of a new Android smartphone less than two weeks ago. Today, the Blu Pure XR has been made available for purchase in the United States.

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.

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16 Comments

1. JcHnd

Posts: 284; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Pretty Phone.... and to answer that last part of the article... NO! It will never update the OS its a BLU phone after all...

3. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

What? P10 for $300? May God bless America....

4. JcHnd

Posts: 284; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

UMI Super with P10 can be imported for les than $180

5. tonyv13

Posts: 123; Member since: Jun 07, 2015

Is it US LTE bands compatible? If it is awesome if not that's why is cheaper

7. BobbyDigital

Posts: 2125; Member since: May 29, 2014

Yes. Compatible with T-Mobile and At&T.

8. Furbal unregistered

No it is not, is is missing the most important band there is for both companies (band 12)

10. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

T-Mobile and AT&T are also compatible with LTE bands 2 and 4, which cover the America's. Correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't that mean this phone will connect to LTE speeds?

13. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

Yes. Just won't have as wide of coverage as it would have had it had Band 12 (Tmo) or 17 (Att).

14. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

Gotcha. Thanks for the clarification.

15. Furbal unregistered

2 and 4 are used but 12/17 are the most widely available and longest travelling/penetrating. 2/4 do not make it into buildings well which was one of the major complaints against mobile and their reason for getting band 12.

16. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

Thanks for the info.

2. Unordinary unregistered

The newest most popular phones barely get Android updates. Dont hold your breath.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

Nice looking phone, but the lack of updates from BLU make this a hard sell for me.

9. meanestgenius

Posts: 22388; Member since: May 28, 2014

This phone also has a curved display, is made of grade 7000 aluminum, and has a 3D Touch display. Not bad at all! Now if only it was guaranteed to get updates....

11. fyah_king unregistered

This is Gionee s8 which was introduced 6months ago. Lol

12. IosDroid

Posts: 117; Member since: Dec 03, 2015

Finally, someone's got a fresh ideal for them antenna lines!

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