Phone maker Bluboo will be adding a touch of added protection to their new Xtouch by way of a 5-inch Sapphire glass panel.
Sapphire glass is a much tougher and stiffer glass material which is especially suited to mobile devices. In the past the material hasn’t made it in to Chinese phones do to the prohibitive expense, but manufacturing and material costs of finally dipped allowing venders to use the material.
One of the first phone makers from China to give their phones Sapphire glass panels will be Bluboo. Bluboo have managed to stay in the public eye these past few months with their X550, a phone with large 5300mAh battery.
The new Bluboo Xtouch is designed to compete with other flagship phones from China and could even give the OnePlus 2 quite a run for it’s money.
As well as the use of Sapphire glass, the Bluboo team have also incorporated a fingerprint scanner under a physical home button, and build the dual glass phone on an alloy chassis.
Hardware is impressive to say the least too. A powerful Mediatek Helio X10 (MT6795) chipset will ensure blazing performance, and 4GB RAM means no bottle neck. Other highlight’s include a Sony IMX214 13 mega-pixel main camera, 3050mAh battery and FHD 1920 x 1080 resolution display.
Bluboo haven’t said how much they plan to sell the Bluboo Xtouch for but if they keep the cost low we will be in for one rather special phone.