Bluboo might not be at CES this year, but that’s not stopping them from announcing their 6-inch Bluboo Xtouch Plus with 6-inch 2K display.
2K phones might slowly start creeping on to more Chinese smartphones in 2016. We’ve already received the much talked about Elephone Vowney, and not Bluboo are working on the release of the Bluboo Xtouch Plus.
Bluboo Xtouch Plus
Plus means a larger display this time around and Bluboo have settled on a 6-inch 2K panel for the Xtouch Plus, 0.5-inch larger than the Elephone Vowney and the same size as the Vivo Xplay 3S.
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Which processor the phone will be running hasn’t been announced (although we guess a Helio X10), but the manufacturer has confirmed the phone will have 4GB LCDDR4 RAM, 64GB eMMC5 storage, 21 mega-pixel sensor from Sony and a 5000mAh battery.
The only visual evidence of the Bluboo Xtouch Plus is the render above that shows a wood backed phone with CNC alloy chassis (similar to the ZUK Z1?), rear fingerprint scanner, notification switch and USB type C.
In other Xtouch related news, Bluboo say that our Xtouch review phone has been resent so keep looking out for that.
Will be the same, like with bluboo xtouch… Back cover made of glas, camera with optical stabilisation, bezelless screen and so on “flagship… and what happened with it? ah… sorry some midranger budget phone. The same story of bla bla bla.
Am i wrong, or x10 (like p10 and maybe x20) does NOT support ddr4 ram?
Yea according to Mediatek the X10 supports up to DDR3.
You don’t need DDR4 for those 2 SoCs ,it just doesn’t make sense to go there and DDR3 is cheaper
I’m not saying “i need ddr4”, I’m saying that something is wrong here because none of the upcoming mediatek socs can actually support that type of ram
And the Xtouch Pro has been scrapped? Sorru Bluboo, I really wanted your 5″ high speced phone. But you somehow failed to deliver it, more then 6 month since you announced it.
all i see is lies .. LIES !
Sounds fake, none of the upcoming Mediatek SoC’s support DDR4 RAM, the SD820 does but I just cant see Bluboo using a Qualcomm.
None of the ones announced.
True unless they have a new one no one knows about. But they did hold their keynote at CES yesterday and all they announced was wearable and home entertainment SoC’s. Unless they are saving something for MWC.
The X30 supports DDR4 but that isn’t expected to be released till Q4 of 2016/Q1 of 2017
X30 is on 16ff and scheduled for Q2
Everything I ave seen on X30 says it won’t be out till Q4 at the earliest as Mediatek will be pushing X20 and P10 to start the year.
That’s speculation not official info. The official info is Q2, for now anyway. The press is too lazy to do their job and find that info but they are more than happy to report on random things said on Weibo.
It would be advantageous for Mediatek to release all 3 around the same time. That would give them a serious competitor in every segment:
P10 – budget/lower midraneg
X20 – midrange/lower flagship
X30 – flagship
P10 is here, X20 soon and X30 will take a while but at some point all 3 will be in the market.
Still there is a gap between P10 and X20 that SD65x fills.
Yea this is all speculation though we need to see them all in action. No one thought at this time last year that Qualcomm would have so many issues.
P10 has some geekbench results, search for MT6755 and MT6755m and you’ll see a Lenovo and a Gionee. If devices are already showing up, it’s clear they’ll launch soon. We also know that the P10 is shipping and some power numbers from mediatek were published (in chinese) http://news.mydrivers.com/1/464/464743.htm
MT6752 idle screen 39mA, and Helio P10 26mA
Angry Birds MT6752 242mA, and Helio P10 158mA
music playback MT6752 33mA, Helio P10 26mA;
H264 video playback MT6752 166mA, P10 120mA
shooting H264 video, MT6752 300mA, Helio P10 210mA
web browsing MT6752 397mA, Helio P10 240mA.
Ofc that’s power consumption for just the SoC not the entire device but nice savings.
X20 has some Geekbench results (MT6797) and they were very nice, for the GPU they should have the same GPU as Kirin 950 just lower clocks at 70MHz vs 900MHz. So you can take that, adjust for clocks and then add a bit since Mediatek should have a slightly better interconnect and memory controller.
X30 is unclear what it is and ofc if they get into trouble,the delays would be long. On 16ff the chip spends up to 3 months in the fab so any respin is a big delay.
Ask Mediatek if they’ve heard of U1Labs and their claim they will be the first to get 1080P 480FPS up and running on first phone. They showed some demo footage last week that was 120fps at best and have bunkered down insisting it will be ready next week. HTC couldn’t or didn’t (yet) do it, so I really doubt they can, especially if not talking to MTK.
Haha I will try I am meeting with them about upcoming Windows phone developments so I will try to sneak that question in there.
Thanks, that would be appreciated. I think there’s a few thousand people whose fingers might get burnt depending on the reality.
Yea this is actually my first meeting with Mediatek as most vendors are using Qualcomm for Windows Phone. I am part of the team that is supposed to save Windows Phone.
Crikey. OK big job, hope that goes well. Blu phone with Windows on sold very well on Amazon UK over Xmas on Daily deals below £40. Only model they sell here (Jnr something), but budget sells well and they got great reviews for price.
Yea here in the states Blu has been one of our best performers. But the biggest problem is there is no way for us to get around the app gap.
Just wondering, you seem be the right person to ask. Microsoft is, ahem, sitting on a not-so-small pile of you-know-what.
Wouldn’t the easiest way to close the app gap be to simply put a price on the heads of the top rated apps for iOS and Android, paying the devs to release a WP version (either for the same price as on other platforms, or subsidised per copy installed)? The devs could release a WP version themselves, or license their source to a third party if they wish, splitting the M$ payout.
I understand that the folks at Microsoft have some programming experience, they could get in on the game directly, offering to buy the rights to port to WP on favorable terms. (The port remains the property of the devs, just they have to maintain availability for WP on the same terms as other platforms.)
Has someone thought of this? Why, or why isn’t it, a good idea?
This has been brought up but the investment required for something like this would far outweigh the sales of said apps. It would be more money wasted on a failing platform. Our best chance for Windows Phone (speaking as a Msoft employee) is to focus on one segment of the market, like the business sector and develop apps internally for that segment.
Isn’t that essentially what RIM already tried? I didn’t realize that was still considered a viable strategy.
RIM had the majority of the business segment and if they focused just on that they would probably still be around today. What they tried and failed miserably at was to make Blackberry a viable competitor to Android/Apple. They faced the same issues Windows is facing now, lack of software for their platform. The OS/Phones weren’t bad but there wasn’t much you could do on them.
The business sector is huge and includes billions of dollars in government contracts.
So you’re betting on people having a dedicated work phone, beside a personal device?
Wouldn’t it be more attractive to get a Priv?
There’s a crowdfunding project to get Windows desktop running on a phone (can’t remember the details offhand, Bing it). That’s MS’s real strength, with a well-developed app ecosystem. Maybe there’s some potential there.
Many business across the world have dedicated work phones. Companies (and government entities) spend billions every year on employee cell phones.
What about Syncphone? Do you think there’s any potential for a laptop in your pocket, external display optional?
Ultimately, if the concept works, it’s not just limited to Windows.
Syncphone right now is still a pipe dream, they have a long way to go (especially financially) before they will even have a prototype model.
But the technology they are using already exists in Windows 10 Mobile, you can already use the Lumia 930 and 950 as a desktop with the Microsoft Display Dock.
the article is wrong. the company didn’t confirm anything, it was a rumor.
BTW, the Helio X30 will support LPDDR4. The Helio X22 may support it, or not. Both of them are expected to at least paper-release this year, if not have actual phones for sale with them this year.
The X22 is going to be another version of the X20 which only supports DDR3.
well, I don’t doubt that you could be right. but I haven’t seen any source backing that claim. and specifically, they are making it after the x20, and could certainly use the same memory controller that they will put in the x30.
In all likelihood it will be nothing more than an overclocked X20. Mediatek has a long history of offering multiple versions of the same chip, either a faster or slower version or one with an updated modem.
> Mediatek has a long history of offering multiple versions of the same chip
so does Qualcomm, or intel .. in fact, this is the norm, not the exception in the industry 🙂
Never said they were the exception or those others didn’t. They are the one specifically we are talking about so there’s no need to mention the others.
While ironically smaller phones are much more popular, Chinese manufacters are focusing on oversized phablets.
Compact flagships is one of the reasons why companies like Sony will always have their place in the market.
They could always do a mini version. They could call it the xtouch (±).