Did BLU brick your Life One X2 smartphone? Don't worry, you can now buy its sequel (UPDATE)
UPDATE: We've just been informed by BLU that they have fixed the issue with the previous update and customers who own the Life One X2 are now restoring their devices via a new software update.
BLU Products, the US-based company that's trying to conquer the entry-level segment with some of the cheapest Android smartphones that money can buy, recently made headlines due to an issue with a software update.
Apparently, BLU managed to brick a lot of smartphones when the company released a faulty software update a few days ago. Unfortunately, the company didn't issue any official statements, so if you've bought the BLU Life One X2 and installed the last update, then your phone will probably remain unusable.
But there's a solution to the problem if you're willing to pay extra. It looks like BLU has decided to launch the sequel to the “bricked phone,” the Life One X3, despite the fact that it didn't offer any solutions to customers who bought the Life One X2.
The Life One X3 is a mid-range smartphone that packs a 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek processor, 3GB RAM, and 32GB internal memory. It sports a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera, a secondary 13-megapixel selfie snapper, and a massive 5,000 mAh battery.
But who would buy another BLU smartphone knowing that the company that launches them won't offer reliable software support? We sincerely hope that those who made the mistake to purchase the Life One X2 will eventually be able to completely recover their devices.