Video: Bluboo X500 now officially named the Bluboo Xtouch


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Bluboo say that their Bluboo Xtouch (the new name for the X500) is “probably the best 5-inch smartphone so far!”.

Bluboo have released a short intro video of their new Bluboo Xtouch along with an email stating that they believe it to be “probably the best 5-inch smartphone so far!”. We don’t know if their claim is valid yet, but from the video the design and build looks to be headed in the right direction.

What we see in this intro of the Xtouch is a phone with similar alloy chassis and curved rear glass styling to the 5.7-inch Xiaomi Mi Note. If Bluboo have indeed managed to take what Xiaomi did with the Mi Note and recreate it with a 5-inch display then I am sure many of us are going to be listening intently.

Bluboo are keeping us in the dark in regards to the full specifications, but they have revelled that the front panel will feature a fingerprint scanner and similar features to Lenovo’s ZUK Z1.

More Bluboo Xtouch news as we get it.

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33 Comments

  1. G'n'T
    July 7, 2015

    Pretty slick marketing and looks the goods. Will be very popular if they get the specs right at 5-inch. Definitely one to watch..

  2. slartiblart
    July 7, 2015

    The 5 inch market is a much needed phone. People want it more than 5.5 inch.

    • Ivan Garcia Torregrosa
      July 7, 2015

      I totally agree!!

    • RRRobert
      July 7, 2015

      Something that’s a real disappointment of this phone is the fact that it measures a 153 mm in height. That’s the size of a phablet!

      Anyway, there always seams to be be an issue with any other ‘decent’ 5″ phone:
      – Xiaomi Mi4 – no expandable storage, no support for FDD-4G B20 (800MHz) network
      – Xiaomi Mi4i – heating issues, limited languages supported, no support for FDD-4G B20 (800MHz) network
      – iOcean X7 – tiny (2100MAh) battery (I’ll wait for the first in depth review)
      – Lenovo X Shot – bloated rom, limited languages supported
      – Elephone P3000S (I currenly own this one) – poor building quality, not living up to (acclaimed) expectations

      But than again, I do agree with you. I do not know many people who actually like a phone that doesn’t fit in their pocket.

      • Max
        July 8, 2015

        it doesn’t measure 153mm. and i don’t know where you got the news from. maybe kimovil? or any shop that lists it already?
        there’s absolutely no info out there except the ram chip and panelsize. so ALL of the other specs are either downright false or just speculation. a 5 inch phone will never be that big, ever! i think i have seen rugged phones with 5 inch that are smaller. 😉
        most of the 5.5 inch phones are smaller than that. so don’t trust any specs as long as they aren’t confirmed. and size is not confirmed as of yet.

        • July 8, 2015

          Yes, it is too big, we dont have real specifications, we indicate that it is a rumor.

          • Max
            July 8, 2015

            thank you for your answer. didn’t expect that. you might want to tone it down a bit tho, at least to 145mm or such.
            but as you correctly said, it is all rumors.

            i hope to see all of the confirmed specs by the end of next week and the phone for presell by the end of this or next month at latest. i’m so hyped!!!
            and thank you so much kimovil for making searching for phones a lot easier!

  3. iKosh
    July 7, 2015

    This video is slightly better than ZUK’s.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      July 7, 2015

      i dint watch Zuk’s video at all … did i save my eyes from bleeding ?

      • iKosh
        July 7, 2015

        It’s more about the ears.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          July 8, 2015

          i see. was lucky nonetheless 😀

  4. Muhammad Yasir
    July 7, 2015

    5 inch ?!
    but what about games that look good at 5.5 ?

    • Muhammad Yasir
      July 7, 2015

      oh and will it be cheap ?

      • Max
        July 8, 2015

        i heard there are even games that look even better on 24 inch? what about phones with that panel? oh, and make 720p, so battery doesn’t need to be that big. i don’t want my 24″ phone to be thicker than 8mm…

        • Muhammad Yasir
          July 8, 2015

          almost mistook your for an old friend…
          nice ironic response btw …

          • Max
            July 8, 2015

            thanks and thanks… i supose.

          • Max
            July 8, 2015

            thanks and thanks… i suppose.

  5. Burs
    July 7, 2015

    Me like it 🙂 Just put X10 and 4GB into it like promised, and stay away from fake bezels. Then people will but it. Otherwise, it will just be another phone and forgotten soon after.

  6. Cpaun
    July 7, 2015

    That’s a great CG movie, but kinda’ that’s all. I guess we gonna have to wait for the final product, to see if it matches the promo movie. Off topic: congrats to Gizchina for the new site, and for the online store! Did I underdstood corectly? Will the store have European warehouse?

  7. Gennaro
    July 8, 2015

    I’m following this because is the only Helio x10 phone 5inch that i found over the net.. But when will be available?

    • Max
      July 8, 2015

      hopefully soon, but realistically not so soon. we don’t even have the specs yet. that here was the first official confirmation that the phone will really exist somewhen. not much more.
      as of the helio and the 4gb of ram. some post here mentioned 2 versions of the phone. i think there will be a cheap one with probably mt6753 or even mt6735 and 2GB of ram and a more expensive one with the Helio X10 and 4GB of ram.
      sadly i believe that the latter will not be less than 300€ and the first one is not good.
      well, let’s await more official news on it! 🙂

      • Gennaro
        July 8, 2015

        5.5s don’t fits my pocket.. So I hope not waiting lot. MX5 and Zenfone2 are already in my mind, and the OP2 is coming…. I dont’t think can wait too much…

        • Max
          July 8, 2015

          what specs do you wish for?

          • Gennaro
            July 8, 2015

            Dual Sim would be fantastic. In that way I could use 1 phone for personal and for business. Premium design also would be nice. Micro SD expansion SUpport. QHD i think that don’t improve user experience but is only for commercial purpose.

            • Max
              July 9, 2015

              So all you want is a smaller than 5.5inch with dual sim and a sleek design?
              should be pretty do-able in the chinese market. nothing special about camera, battery, ram or soc?

            • Joel Mercedes
              July 11, 2015

              My perfect Phone would be the Ecoo Aurora ((you all now that one by now i asume))
              1. 5.1 android with energy optimization
              2. 4000mah batery
              3. Camera optimization (dreaming i know)
              4. Front selfie mini flash
              5. Multicolor LED notification
              6. Real dual speaker !!! 😉
              7. Don’t kill it with crazy price…

              We all know that buying a chinesse is because of cheaper bang for buck, to be able to be up to date with tech. If not we would all be gearing Galaxies and 6s

            • Max
              July 12, 2015

              i wouldn’t be a samsung or iphone buyer. never ever iphone. and never again samsung. i went to the chinese phone market because i was fed up with all the “major players” taking us for granted and fucking things up. so, when i want to get fucked then at least for less money.
              and sorry to disappoint you, but the “ecoo aurora” is the E04 which doesn’t feature 5.1 Lollipop, a 4000mah battery or a front camera flash.
              also (but that’s just my opinion) why would one need a “front selfie mini flash”? or dual speakers? speakers on phones almost always suck, it’s easily a better sound if you buy a small and cheap bluetooth speaker than relying on the internal.
              but to each his own, right? 😉

        • Gennaro
          July 10, 2015

          ok you’ve challenged me.

          here my full wonder spcs:
          – price: 300$
          – design: orginal, premium material, good grip. Display 5.2, FHD Amoled, Borderless or at least a real small corning with more than 70% usable surface.
          – Soc: Helio x20x10. Antutu more tha 50K. Doesn’t matter 3/4 GB ram if there are theese performance
          – SD expanseble
          – Sensor: frontal Fingerpriont, gyro, gravity, light, proximity, hall, notification led
          – Camera: a good 13Mp will be good. I can’t pretend that the phone makes foto like my DLSR 😉
          – NFC, Radio FM, GPS, Glonass, OTG, Bluetooth, Wifi5Ghz
          – Dual LTE support LTE band 20 support
          – Battery: the most important thing is that with a stress day you can reach evening. iphone has 2.200 and do it. This depend expecially by the OS
          . Software: support to flasing OS like Cyano, Pandroid, FlyMe, ColorOS.

          THIS IS MY DREAM PHONE!!!!

          • Max
            July 10, 2015

            ok, let’s go point for point:

            1. do-able
            2. 70% is possible, i know of only a few with 5.2″ and even fewer with amoled, most have ips (sharp or jdi as the best of them).
            3. well, since there are only 2 phones out there with the helio x10 and none with the x20 afaik, i’d have to disappoint you there. antutu more than 50k would only be possible with those two. 3GB is possible, 4GB not really for that price.
            4. easy
            5. most of them easy
            6. weakest spot in most of the chinese-phones: camera
            7. most of them easy
            8. not so easy… XD
            9. also not so easy for most of the premium design phones as they want their phones slimmer which results in weaker battery

            this should be the closest you can get to your specs now:

            “Lenovo Vibe Shot Z90″

            around 300$, has sleek design (for my taste), perfectly fine display, ok bezels, sadly just the snapdragon 615 (only weakpoint for me) tho 3GB of ram, SD-expandable, all the sensors except fingerprint (don’t know about HALL and Notification LED tho), perfectly fine camera, no NFC but everything else, dual band and LTE with band 20, 3000mah battery (should be quite enough for 5” FHD on normal use), good support and future updates (as it is Lenovo. don’t know about custom roms tho) 🙂

            honorable mention: BQ Aquaris M5

          • ok
            December 4, 2015

            Why do you need Glonass?

  8. Max
    July 8, 2015

    finally some more news, been fanboying so hard since weeks with no info… 😀
    i don’t care about the thickness, please just put in a big or at least decent battery of minimum 3000mah and make the storage expandable, that’s all i care for, pretty fucking please!!!