Bluboo Xfire 2 wants to be the world’s cheapest ‘TouchID’ phone

bluboo xfire 2 fingerprint

Along with being a tri-sim phone, the $69.99 Bluboo Xfire 2 also aims to be the world’s most affordable smartphone with rear fingerprint scanner.

Fingerprint scanners are finding their way in most new smartphones, and it is no longer a feature that is only seen in more expensive devices. Thanks to the constant drop in component cost even sub $100 phones are now boasting the security hardware.

Bluboo Xfire 2

bluboo xfire 2 fingerprint

Bluboo, say that their Xfire 2 could be the world’s cheapest fingerprint security enabled phone on the market when it launches next month, and even borrow’s Apples ‘TouchID’ name for the tech to promote the device.

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Of course it isn’t just better affordability of hardware which helps Bluboo keep the Xfire 2 price low, the phone also uses a few other tricks such as long having GSM and 3G support, running a quad-core MT6580 and just 1GB RAM to keep the cost down.

bluboo xfire 2 fingerprint

That said there are three interesting features, the fingerprint scanner being one, while a 3 SIM slot design and front facing camera flash being others.

Bluboo are aiming to release the Xfire 2 later this month, marking one of the first budget 2016 phone launches from a Chinese phone maker.

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  1. Muhammad Yasir
    January 4, 2016

    im kinda sad on this … not that i love bluboo or anything …
    BUT , such a GENUINELY budget device could benefit HUGELY from 2 Gb ram and a mtk 6732 or 6735 (which ever is cheaper!). ditch the front cam flash for cutting costs?

    even Doogee learned from their moments of shame and came out with a better-suited Homtom Ht7 PRO to look sensible in 2016. why cant Xfire 2 do that as well. The scanner looks really good and the phone isn’t half bad , in aesthetics atleast. Hopefully Bluboo can learn more aptness and go for improving the internals ?

  2. gerk
    January 4, 2016

    It is attracting for a fingerprint ID and tri-sim with such a price!

  3. ferdi
    January 6, 2016

    no-1 needs a 3sim phone? If you do youll need a 500Mah battery to be running dual or tri sim on a phone and wth 1 Gb ram.

  4. Tony Lee
    January 6, 2016

    i think the Tri-SIM is just a point to attract people, but dual-sim with Micro SD card supporting is useful i think.