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.

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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4 Comments

  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.