BLU officially announces the Pure XR


Ah, good old BLU Mobile. For the uninformed, BLU Mobile is a company that rebrands and sells Gionee devices in countries where they’re hard to get, and they remain as the most reliable way to get Gionee devices in the US.

Their latest device is the BLU Pure XR, a rebadged version of the Gionee S8 which they’ve recently teased on their social pages and website. As such, the specifications of the device are pretty much exactly the same.

The BLU Pure XR in silver and gold
The BLU Pure XR in silver and gold

The Gionee Pure XR comes with a 5.5-inch full HD AMOLED display, MediaTek’s Helio P10 chipset with a 2 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU and Mali-T860 GPU, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, a 16MP rear camera with phase detection and laser autofocus and LED flash, an 8MP front camera.

Along with that, the device also has a front facing fingerprint scanner, LTE Cat.6 support, and a 3,000 mAh battery. The phone runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, its dimensions are 154.3 x 74.9 x 7 mm, and it weighs in at a decent 147g.

The BLU Pure XR starts at $299, which isn’t too bad of a price once you get past the Helio P10 processor. What do you think about the BLU Pure XR? Would you buy one at that price? Tell us in the comments below.

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12 Comments

  1. MitsosDaBest
    August 30, 2016

    I thought BLU was the same shit like Bluboo… I was wrong?

    • Conrad Aquilina
      August 30, 2016

      They are different brands

    • Airyl
      August 30, 2016

      Bluboo is a Chinese company, BLU is from Florida.

    • Assefa Hanson
      August 30, 2016

      Since blu rebrands phones they are potentially any phone brand

      • balcobomber25
        August 30, 2016

        The only phones they rebrand are Gionee’s. The other Blu phones (like their Windows phones) are made specifically for them by other Chinese ODM’s.

        • Assefa Hanson
          August 30, 2016

          once again my brain has become pregnant with new knowledge

    • balcobomber25
      August 30, 2016

      Completely different companies. Blu’s phones are a lot better than Bluboo.

  2. Assefa Hanson
    August 30, 2016

    I wouldn’t get this, I really dislike this camera sensor but the xr does this camera sensor the best seems like gionee has some nice software the camera seems way better that. That of the Apollo lite and redmi note 3 pro

    • Albert
      August 30, 2016

      So you like or dislike this sensor ?

      • Assefa Hanson
        August 30, 2016

        lol i dont like the sensor i like how the gionee s8/ blu xr’s implementation lol

  3. Bob Write
    August 30, 2016

    It’s $150.00 to much. The over priced BLU Pure XR is a low to medium smartphone with a top tier price tag. You can get much better phone for half the cost.

  4. G'n'T
    August 31, 2016

    $300USD for a P10 device. Are they serious?