BLU Pure XR looks like a rebranded Gionee S8


American phone brand BLU with bee launching a new model later this year with a $299 price tag and 4GB RAM.

BLU have been offering well priced handsets to the U.S market for years now, and vernally what we see are GIONEEE devices made with BLU’s own branding, but at lower pricing than GIONEE themselves offer.

Coming later this year is the BLU Pure XR, a smartphone that will offer 4GB RAM and a physical home button at a price of $299. Judging by the design of the phone and the look of that home button we assume that the XR is going to be another rebranded Gionee devices.

With this in mind the Pure XR could be a rebranded Gionee S8 which would mean th phone could come with a 5.5-inch AMOLED display, Mediatek Helio P10 chipset, 64GB internal memory, 16 mega-pixel rear camera, 8 mega-pixel front and 3000mAh battery.

BLU are set to announce the XR on the 29th August.

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26 Comments

  1. Assefa Hanson
    August 17, 2016

    blu… go rebrand the marathon m6

  2. NextHype
    August 17, 2016

    $299 for a P10 device, good luck with that

  3. balcobomber25
    August 17, 2016

    I like Blu/Gionee but very tough to buy this one when for $100 more I can get a OP3, Axon 7, Idol 4S or Honor 8.

  4. MattD
    August 17, 2016

    300$ is 100$ higher than usual, isn’t it?

  5. Assefa Hanson
    August 17, 2016

    blu… go rebrand the marathon m6

  6. Karly Johnston
    August 17, 2016

    $300 for a P10? That’s funny…

    • Zealer
      August 17, 2016

      how about oppo R9

      • balcobomber25
        August 19, 2016

        Another phone that isn’t offered in the US.

    • SnowyCat
      August 18, 2016

      well atleast amoled and a pretty good cam..doesnt the s8 also feature force touch?

      • Karly Johnston
        August 18, 2016

        AMOLED ups the game but now the Redmi Pro is out with X20/25, I can’t say it is competitive at $300.

        • Bluegrapes
          August 18, 2016

          It’s more fair to compare this phone to other phones available in the US market though since it’s targeted towards to US market. The Redmi Pro is really nice but people outside of China will have to pay more to import it from resellers and it will have no LTE in the US.

        • balcobomber25
          August 19, 2016

          Redmi Pro isn’t available in the US, it would cost around $270 to import it and even then you wouldn’t have LTE coverage. Looking at other competitors that are sold in the US we have:

          Sony Xperia XA – $249 (Helio P10)
          Sony Xperia XA Ultra – $329 (Helio P10)
          Moto G Plus – $249 (SD617)
          Moto X Pure – $349 (SD808)
          Nexus 5X – $299 (SD808)

          Those are all prices from Best Buy. Personally I think they are selling it for $50 too much. But it is competitive with other phones offered. Especially when you compare it to the two Sony phones which both come with the same SoC but both of those have less RAM and smaller batteries.

  7. NextHype
    August 17, 2016

    $299 for a P10 device, good luck with that

  8. balcobomber25
    August 17, 2016

    I like Blu/Gionee but very tough to buy this one when for $100 more I can get a OP3, Axon 7, Idol 4S or Honor 8.

    If it was $249 I would buy one in a heartbeat.

  9. MattD
    August 17, 2016

    300$ is 100$ higher than usual, isn’t it?

  10. Karly Johnston
    August 17, 2016

    $300 for a P10? That’s funny…

    • Zealer
      August 18, 2016

      how about oppo R9

    • SnowyCat
      August 18, 2016

      well atleast amoled and a pretty good cam..doesnt the s8 also feature force touch?

    • Karly Johnston
      August 18, 2016

      AMOLED ups the game but now the Redmi Pro is out with X20/25, I can’t say it is competitive at $300.

    • Bluegrapes
      August 19, 2016

      It’s more fair to compare this phone to other phones available in the US market though since it’s targeted towards to US market. The Redmi Pro is really nice but people outside of China will have to pay more to import it from resellers and it will have no LTE in the US.

    • balcobomber25
      August 19, 2016

      Redmi Pro isn’t available in the US, it would cost around $270 to import it and even then you wouldn’t have LTE coverage. Looking at other competitors that are sold in the US we have:

      Sony Xperia XA – $249 (Helio P10)
      Sony Xperia XA Ultra – $329 (Helio P10)
      Moto G Plus – $249 (SD617)
      Moto X Pure – $349 (SD808)
      Nexus 5X – $299 (SD808)

      Those are all prices from Best Buy. Personally I think they are selling it for $50 too much. But it is competitive with other phones offered. Especially when you compare it to the two Sony phones which both come with the same SoC but both of those have less RAM and smaller batteries.

    • balcobomber25
      August 19, 2016

      Another phone that isn’t offered in the US.

  11. Muhammad Yasir
    August 18, 2016

    LOOK! a Gionee phone !

    where’s Balc..

    oh he’s already here 😀

    • Saith
      October 31, 2016

      hah, Who knows maybe BLU surpassed Gionee and it’s making its own phones 😀 :D, IMO, I can’t believe this.

  12. Guest
    August 18, 2016

    LOOK! a Gionee phone !

    where’s Balc..

    oh he’s already here 😀

    • Hafid
      October 31, 2016

      hah, Who knows maybe BLU surpassed Gionee and it’s making its own phones 😀 :D, IMO, I can’t believe this.