The Bluboo D1 is an affordable dual camera smartphone
Galaxy S7. It comes in three colors — black, which is back in fashion as of late, the good ol' gold, and blue. Its front sports a 5-inch, 720 x 1280 resolution Sharp-made display and a set of capacitive navigation buttons below it.
Under the hood, we have a quad-core MediaTek MT6580 SoC, clocked at 1.5 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, and 16 GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD of up to 256 GB. The battery that keeps the lights on has a 2,600 mAh capacity.
The camera is the definite highlight of this affordable midranger. It comes with a dual module on the back — an 8 MP main camera and a 2 MP assistive one. Photos are taken entirely with the 8 MP snapper, while the low-res one is used to collect depth information. Thanks to that, the user can get a shallow depth of field effect, simulating the natural bokeh from a DSLR camera. An autonomous vision processing chip is on board, too, allowing the phone to showcase the bokeh effect in real time, straight on the viewfinder. The main camera module is assisted by a strong dual LED flash to help illuminate dark rooms.
On the front, we have a 5 MP snapper for selfies. Interestingly enough, we can get the bokeh effect from this one, too. There's also a soft LED flash here for selfie shots in dark areas.
Other highlights of the Bluboo D1 include a "breathing" multi-color LED strip on the bottom of the phone's face, which will softly glow when we have a notification waiting for us, a fingerprint scanner on the back, which can perform a scan as fast as 0.1 seconds, and Android 7 Nougat out of the box.
The price for all of this? Well, the pre-sale starts on the 24th of April and if you are among the first 20 people to place an order, you can get it for just $9.99. Regular pre-sale price will be $69.99, and after the pre-order stage ends (on the 7th of May), the Bluboo D1 will cost $79.99. There's also a giveaway raffle, which will be going on during the pre-sale period — if you enter your email address, you may win one of two Bluboo D1 units for free.
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