Bluboo Picasso first image and pricing


Bluboo Picasso

At MWC this year Bluboo will launch up to 3 possible devices, and at least one of them will be the new budget Bluboo Picasso.

The Picasso’s attention to design is what will help the low-cost phone stand out from the rest of the budget smartphone crowd. In this first real photo we can see the all white phone has a reflective pattern design on the rear, narrow borders and an alloy chassis.

The design and low-cost of the phone along with a front facing 8 mega-pixel camera are certainly going to be seen as standout features for certain buyers, plus Bluboo say the Picasso will be one of the first 2GB RAM phones running the budget quad-core MT6580 chipset from Mediatek.

Other details include 16GB internal memory, a 5-inch HD On-Cell display and a price tag of just $99.99.

We will be at MWC to get our hands on the Bluboo Picasso and see what other devices the company have on show so keep posted.

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24 Comments

  1. MattD
    January 20, 2016

    Is it worth it? With that soc, you’ll going to spend all of your days at mwc waiting for it to boot ?

    • Muhammad Yasir
      January 20, 2016

      why cant they use the 6732 , which is so powerful with the T760 GPU and the fact that it has been a while we saw it , so it’ll be pretty cheap !

      • ksuuk
        January 20, 2016

        Dont worry, the lied about specs as always, when the phone arrives, it’s even worst.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          January 20, 2016

          lol .. thats even more horrible !

      • MattD
        January 21, 2016

        Sadly, 6732 haven’t been under production for months now… You know, they had to downgrade that because it was almost as good as 6753 is

        • Muhammad Yasir
          January 22, 2016

          damn shame … it was the PERFECT encapsulation of the phrase “small but powerful” , such a great performer in phones !

          *sigh* i long for the day to see this chip in phones below $100 now !

          • MattD
            January 22, 2016

            It was as powerful as the mt6753, no wonder they took it out to let the octacore shine (kind of) lol

            • Muhammad Yasir
              January 23, 2016

              weird ass decision … an MTK quadcore beating a SD octacore’s ass (the 615) and they decide to put it out ?!

  2. Muhammad Yasir
    January 20, 2016

    would it FRICKIN KILL THEM to use the 6732 which is loads powerful and probably selling at cheapshit rates atm ?!

    wtf are bluboo thinking ?!

    • balcobomber25
      January 20, 2016

      Yea not sure I understand this at all.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        January 21, 2016

        my comment or bluboo’s stupid hardware choices ?

        • balcobomber25
          January 21, 2016

          Yup, but after reading Andi’s comment on another story I kind of understand it. A lot of these 6580 phones are meant for markets with no access to LTE.

          • Muhammad Yasir
            January 21, 2016

            but we HAVE LTE in Pakistan ….

            which countries are YET to get 4G ?!

            EDIT : wouldnt the 6732 FUTURE PROOF the phones in those countries and allow for phone longevity there , thus profiting bluboo in a rather subtle way?

            • balcobomber25
              January 21, 2016

              Microsoft is targeting a lot of these countries for Windows Phone, and we have strong sales in several of them. According to my latest information:

              Egypt
              Ethiopa (began deployment in 2015)
              Congo (began deployment in 2015)
              Sudan
              Afghanistan
              Vietnam
              Cambodia
              Bangladesh
              Iraq
              Mynamar
              Thailand

              Some of these countries have n LTE network that is limited to just the capital or large cities (like in Cambodia), others the cost of LTE per month exceeds the average monthly salary of workers (like Thailand) so it’s really not a viable option. These countries alone (and there are a few smaller ones) make up about 600 million people.

            • Muhammad Yasir
              January 21, 2016

              i see … quite the news.

              but
              didnt you just leak company info/plans 😀 ??

            • balcobomber25
              January 21, 2016

              Not really, the research above was done by an alaytical firm hired by Msoft and it’s information that is available to anyone in the industry that wants it. As for the second part Microsoft has made it public that we are targeting developing nations with Windows phone. It was actually never the plan but it just worked out that way after we strong sales in countries in Asia and Africa.

  3. Tony Lee
    January 20, 2016

    what’s the difference beween On-cell and In-cell ? what’s OGS ?

  4. gerk
    January 20, 2016

    The price $99.99 for the specifications

    • Tony Lee
      January 20, 2016

      WTF is this ?

  5. חתול תעלול
    January 21, 2016

    Garbage grade SoC. A shame that they didn’t used the MT6735/32 SoC and price it a little higher at 105$-110$… It would be much more attractive than it is now.