Bluboo X550, the world's first Android Lollipop smartphone with a 5300 mAh battery, launches next week
posted by Florin T. / May 15, 2015, 5:58 PM
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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With a 720p screen that battery life will be insane. But props for pricing it right
posted on May 15, 2015, 6:06 PM 5
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With a phone that thick the camera should be completely flush or recessed. And/or it should have a Xenon flash.
posted on May 15, 2015, 6:38 PM 0
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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 May 15, 2015, 6:56 PM 1
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Combining that battery with a quick charger, I'd be concerned about it catching fire...
posted on May 15, 2015, 8:02 PM 1
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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 May 15, 2015, 9:28 PM 0
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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 May 16, 2015, 12:08 PM 1
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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.
posted on Aug 11, 2015, 6:34 PM 0
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