BLU may not be as popular as Samsung or Apple, but over the past few years the company managed to make a name for itself in the US especially among budget-conscious customers. Although the Miami-based smartphone maker is famous mostly for a lower-end and mid-range offerings, it also has a few pretty high-end devices in its portfolio, all of them quite affordable. A couple of weeks ago on its Facebook profile BLU revealed that a new member of the Pure lineup would go official soon and as expected, the SIM-lock free BLU Pure XR is now available to buy through online retailers priced at just $299.
The BLU Pure XR is now official and available for purchase SIM-lock free for just $299 including high-end specs such as 4GB of RAM and octa-core processor.
Wondering what you can get for $299? You will be surprised how much. Starting on the outside, instead of cheap and brittle plastic, the Pure XR is made of erospace grade 7000 Series aluminum, which, according to BLU, is almost indestructible. Most of the front is taken up by a huge 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display below which sits a physical home button that doubles as a fingerprint scanner for fast and secure access to content. Above the display is an 8-megapixel selfie camera while a 16-megapixel shooter with 6P Lens, Laser Autofocus and PDAF adorns the back.
Under the hood, the Pure XR has an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 (6755) CPU with the Mali-T860 GPU as well as 4GB of RAM. Internal storage is set at 64GB, though if it’s not enough for you, you can add another 64GB via microSD slot. Other key features include USB Type-C port, 4G LTE support and a generous 3,000 mAh battery with quick charging. The phone will ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box and sadly, based on past experience, you probably shouldn’t expect update to 7.0 Nougat.
The BLU Pure XR is already available for purchase unlocked from Amazon and Best Buy at a price of $299. The device can be had in silver and gold color options so no fancy hues, but both look pretty elegant. The Pure XR is a SIM lock free handset which means that it should play nice on AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket or Metro PCS.
more info: Amazon