3/13/2015

Bluboo X6, fingerprint scanner and 64bit processor

While at MWC last week I was surprised to come across a lot of smaller Android phone makers such as a name from the past Bluboo.

Back in the first few years of GizChina.com, Bluboo were one of the first Chinese manufacturers to grab the imagination of international phone fans with high spec, low-cost phones. The company became a little quieter in recent years, but for 2015 they are back with a new device.

At $150 the Bluboo X6 is priced to compete with entry-level, mid-range machines, however in keeping with their past reputation for high specifications, the X6 holds a few details that similar priced phones might miss.

The display is a 5.5-inch OGS panel, although has a low-resolution of 960 x 540 is an IPS panel for better viewing angles. The low-resolution display along with 64bit MT6732 chipset should also mean the 3000mAh battery offers plenty of talk and surfing time even when connected to LTE.

Other features of the phone include a 5 mega-pixel front camera, 13 mega-pixel rear, and front facing fingerprint scanner built-in to the physical home button. Bluboo are currently selling the X6 online via Aliexpress for $150, however they do plan to have a special one day sale for the phone where the price will be slashed to under $110.