Bluboo X550 to offer a massive 5300 mAh battery and Android 5.1 Lollipop for $169

Bluboo X550 to offer a massive 5300 mAh battery and Android 5.1 Lollipop for $169
More and more little-known Chinese smartphone makers are trying to be successful overseas by launching handsets that could lure customers with low prices and decent features. The latest company to do this is Bluboo, which, as we told you earlier this month, is getting ready to release the X550, a handset that comes with a massive 5300 mAh battery.

Bluboo recently revealed more details about the X550, including its price. Interestingly, it looks like the handset will ship with Android 5.1 Lollipop on board, possibly starting May.

Besides the 5300 mAh battery that should be able to provide a stand-by time of 30 days, the Bluboo X550 features a 5.5-inch display (the resolution isn't known, but it's probably 720 x 1280 pixels), a 64-bit quad-core Mediatek MT6735 processor clocked at up to 1.5 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal memory.

The X550 will be available internationally (online), unlocked, for $169.99. Bluboo photographed the handset (which is 8.9 mm thin) next to an iPhone 6 Plus, so check it out in the slideshow below. Would you be interested in buying the X550, even though it's made by a company that not many have heard of outside of China?

source: Bluboo via GizChina



25. wkm001

Posts: 145; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

These phones have such potential. But after buying the OnePlus One I realized accessories are harder to find or don't exist at all.

24. Fellwalker

Posts: 548; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Who leaves a phone on standby for 30 days? What sort of pointless measure is that?

18. Simona unregistered

Dont understand WHY samsung manuf. Process is so expensive and chinese brands manuf. Proces so cheap And quality is same.. Really can't get it...

22. dimas

Posts: 3461; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Marketing and overproduction. From medicines to technology, sales reps and heavy advertising will always take a piece out of profit so companies will always make their margins larger to accomodate the losses. Chinese manufacturers are trying to imitate Xiaomi's selling techniques, Xiaomi just got it wrong outside China with always making people wait for limited number of devices.

17. lallolu

Posts: 734; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Seemingly nice phone. But where do the chinese come up with these names anyway.

19. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

They put a burning hot potato in their mouth and are told to say iPhone. Then they take whatever comes out. ;) Note to readers: please check that on your sense of humor is turned on when reading this.

10. Jason2k13

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

yeh i dont think i want my next phone to be called BlueBoo, no matter how good it is lol

11. jsjammu

Posts: 169; Member since: Nov 13, 2014

You will take it even if it was doo doo phone for free.

15. Jason2k13

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Free is a different story

13. dimas

Posts: 3461; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

If the upcoming handset reviews will be good and reliable, you can always forget the funny name. $160 is already affordable but I'm wishing they release a snapdragon version for this even if it will add a few dollars.

8. dimas

Posts: 3461; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

If they're gonna do a mini using snapdragon instead of mediatek, that 5300mah phone will have my money.

26. BlazeHN

Posts: 10; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

Dude, look for the Innos D6000, 6000 mAh battery and Snapdragon :)

7. h27_Venom

Posts: 76; Member since: May 16, 2014

seriously "Blueboo" what kind of f**king name is it.!! After hearing this i think "Xiaomi" or "Huawei" sounds hell lot better

5. NihonDaisuki unregistered

That metal frame, that one is obviously inspired by Xperi... no, I won't say it, as butthurt fanboys of Chinese phones are all gonna cry. I'm not that cruel.

4. JonathanAlexander7

Posts: 71; Member since: Jun 20, 2014

CHEAP AS f**k,but i'm fine with it :D

3. Sharky

Posts: 259; Member since: Jun 24, 2008

Not too bad.

2. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

No matter how awesome the phone is, I still can't stop laughing at the company's name XD

1. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

This looks promising still making the battery to 3000-3500 mah for flagship device is enough they just needed to do what is Sony is doing proper optimization.

9. Jason2k13

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I think its samsung thats doing the best with battery optimization, they use smaller batteries on their flagships and still almost has the same or similar battery endurance with the rest of the competition with bigger batteries. Good example is the note 4 with QHD resolution and a huge screen, and the galaxy s6 edge with a small battery but still has the same or better battery endurance as the M9.

12. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

but they still need to surpass sony for design:battery-size ratio and overall performance.

14. Jason2k13

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

The note 4 and the galaxy S6 edge solved all that.

21. NFSHesham

Posts: 297; Member since: Feb 04, 2014

nope , neither did .. the note 4 has a larger battery and the s6 edge has a mediocre battery life

23. Fellwalker

Posts: 548; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

The note 4 only just lasted a day (3 days it didn't) while I had one for 3 weeks. It needs to be better.

16. Ashoaib

Posts: 3309; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Thats not bad... design is nice. I love it when chinese OEMs try to push the limits. I have good experience with chinese phone and wont mind buying blubook

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