Bluboo X550, the world's first Android Lollipop smartphone with a 5300 mAh battery, launches next week

Bluboo X550, the world's first Android Lollipop smartphone with a 5300 mAh battery, launches next week
If you want a mid-range Android Lollipop smartphone with a massive 5300 battery, look no further than the Bluboo X550, a handset that we first noticed in April. Obviously made by a little-known China-based company, the Bluboo X550 will be launched on May 19 (next week), and customers will be able to order it online from almost anywhere in the world.

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



20. candoatt

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 11, 2015

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.

18. redmd

Posts: 1965; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

Pump express?

15. HarysViewty

Posts: 78; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

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.

13. Chuck007

Posts: 1420; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

I am actually really surprised the Chinese can come up with something original like this. Why is it always the smaller OEMs that tries new things..

8. EbonyPericarp

Posts: 67; Member since: May 02, 2015

Combining that battery with a quick charger, I'd be concerned about it catching fire...

9. djcody

Posts: 246; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

Did you always being so concern?? Ever hear about fire /smoke detectors?? You should stay away from cars, not going to mention airplanes ;)

12. EbonyPericarp

Posts: 67; Member since: May 02, 2015

Once the fire alarm has gone off, it's already to late! You need to go back to school...

14. djcody

Posts: 246; Member since: Apr 17, 2013

how can go off?? do you have any idea how they work or different types? and go back to school at age 41, no needed, I could but no thanks

16. EbonyPericarp

Posts: 67; Member since: May 02, 2015

There's no need to shout, you'll wake up the other mental patients.

6. paulyd0021

Posts: 18; Member since: Dec 20, 2013

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.

17. EbonyPericarp

Posts: 67; Member since: May 02, 2015

Perhaps there're trying to bring the brick-phones of the 80's back in fashion...

5. rodpe

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

I really like the design. Simple, elegant and efficient. Monster.

4. epdm2be

Posts: 836; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

With a phone that thick the camera should be completely flush or recessed. And/or it should have a Xenon flash.

10. mickeygosselin

Posts: 47; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

I agree that the camera should be flush but with a phone that will only cost $150 I don't think you should expect a Xenon flash

19. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Well not really. The battery is so large they have had to move a few things around. As a result...hump.

2. dimas

Posts: 3461; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Was disappointed when I read that it's a phablet. Great battery capacity though software optimization will be the judge if the 5300mah can be justified.

1. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

With a 720p screen that battery life will be insane. But props for pricing it right

3. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

With proper optimization like the Sony flagship this will be the longevity king.

11. Simona unregistered

Very bulky :)

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