Tri-bezel-less Bluboo S1 hitting the market in June for around $150


Bluboo S1

The boom of the tri-bezel-less phones started originally with the Xiaomi Mi Mix and gaining traction exponentially, with most of the chinese manufacturers trying to release their own version. Latest one to the arena will be the new Bluboo S1, first showcased at the Global Sources Fair and now officially announced to hit the market in early June.

Bluboo S1 follows up in the footsteps of Doogee Mix and UMI Crystal, but again with some small variations in comparison. While the front panel design looks similar the phone will have a front fingeprint scanner below the display and the rear dual camera setup will be horizontally aligned and located in the upper left corner. So far we have only render pictures of the phone at our disposal so hard to say about the actual bezel thickness.

In terms of hardware it’s once again falling into the very solid midrange cathegory with Helio P25 processor, up to 4GB/6GB RAM, 64 GB of internal storage and dual rear camera setup (16 Mpix + 3 Mpix sensors). As mentioned before Bluboo S1 should be available in June for a price around the $150 mark. We shall see more information surely coming soon in the following weeks.

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15 Comments

  1. Assefa Hanson
    May 9, 2017

    What’s going on here?? How cn they be selling these p20 devices with 4 ram and 64rom so cheaply even if this price is the manufacturers price are all these tri bezel-less phone chassis subsidized? How does it work in China? It seems like there is this one company that makes phone bodies and then oems make orders like they would for s

    • andrewi
      June 20, 2017

      Something like that. Factories producing a single part are able to take better advantage of economy of scale, and in China the factories are well known enough to be treated like brands themselves by phone makers. Thus like Clevo in the laptop space, most makers have a few phones based on generic factory case designs, knowing that a factory that makes 1 case for 20 phones will be able to make those cases much much more cheaply. Different companies then offer different internals and features to create value.

      China doesn’t really follow copyright too well either, so if the market really wants something you producer in your factory, either you make more on the side for anyone who asks and bask in the higher profits of scale, or they go somewhere else and get the design cloned for a bit more cost.

      The biggest profit opportunities in the West is in the love of the ‘new’. Bezel-less phones in principle don’t cost much more to make than any other case, and in the West copyright law means that people can own the idea and ramp up prices on it to sting early adopters and recoup R+D. That doesn’t exist in China. If it’s cheap to make it’s cheap to buy and that’s the major advantage their economy has over everyone. If it’s expensive to make and enough people want it it becomes cheap to make and sells cheap too. This is why MediaTek make CPUs that are fast and powerful but less than half the price of the competition, and the p20’s have built in LTE and radios to boot saving on other chips.

      When Sony make a curved phone screen and drop $500m in ads worldwide, to the Chinese it’s just another fingerprint scanner or dual camera… a checkbox.

      • Assefa Hanson
        June 20, 2017

        Ahhh nice incite there

  2. Assefa Hanson
    May 9, 2017

    What’s going on here?? How cn they be selling these p20 devices with 4 ram and 64rom so cheaply even if this price is the manufacturers price are all these tri bezel-less phone chassis subsidized? How does it work in China? It seems like there is this one company that makes phone bodies and then oems make orders like they would for s

    • Guest
      June 20, 2017

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    • Assefa Hanson
      June 20, 2017

      Ahhh nice incite there

  3. trapchan
    May 12, 2017

    and the actual phone will be 150% exactly like the render above

    • andrewi
      June 27, 2017

      It will tho

      • trapchan
        June 29, 2017

        They will beat Xiaomi if they do

        • andrewi
          June 30, 2017

          That’s like declaring HTC can build a phone beautiful enough to outsell Apple. Let me help you now and tell you that Xiaomi has it’s own OS and money that is several times that of Bluboo… This is is no OnePlus.

  4. trapchan
    May 12, 2017

    and the actual phone will be 150% exactly like the render above

    • Guest
      June 27, 2017

      This comment was deleted.

    • trapchan
      June 29, 2017

      They will beat Xiaomi if they do

  5. Parth
    May 30, 2017

    Please tell Bluboo from Gizchina to include LTE TDD Band 40 also. It will have a good market in India at that price point of $150 from Amazon.in.

  6. Guest
    May 30, 2017

    Please tell Bluboo from Gizchina to include LTE TDD Band 40 also. It will have a good market in India at that price point of $150 from Amazon.in.