BLU bakes 3D Touch and more into the $300 Pure XR

By | 29th August 2016

BLU has just announced its latest smartphone, the Pure XR, and it packs quite a value at $299 unlocked.

Based out of Florida, BLU has been making unlocked Android phones for quite some time. Many of its offerings are low to mid-end hardware, and usually don't stand out in the crowd. The company's latest offering though, the Pure XR, is eye-catching and offers you a whole lot of phone for not a ton of money. Coming in at $299 unlocked, it offers a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM, 64GB of internal storage and more. You'll get a fingerprint sensor on the front, along with an 8MP camera for capturing those awesome selfies, and on the rear you've got a 16MP camera.

In addition to adding high-quality audio to the phone, BLU also worked in its own version of 3D Touch, similar to the iPhone 6s. It measures the sensitivity of your touch to determine which action it will perform. A full run down of the specs includes:

Network(GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, (4G HSPA+ 42Mbps) 850/1700/1900/2100MHz, (4G LTE Cat 6 Up to 300Mbps) 2/4/7
Display5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED 1080x1920, 401 ppi, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
ProcessorMediaTek Helio P10 MT6755, 2.0GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 with Mali-T860 GPU
OSAndroid Lollipop 6.0 Marshmallow
Rear Camera16.0 megapixel with 6P lens, laser focus, Phase Detection Autofocus
LED Flash, (1.12mm pixel size, 1/3 inch sensor, 1.8mm aperture) HD [email protected] video recording
Front Camera8.0 megapixel, Wide Angle
ConnectivityWi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot, NextRadio, Type-C, 3D Touch Sensitivity
SecurityFingerprint Scanner
Memory4GB RAM and 64GB internal memory, expandable up to 64GB
Dimensions154.3 x 74.9 x 7 mm I 147g
BatteryNon-removable Li-Polymer 3000mAh
Available ColorsGold and Grey

You can grab the BLU Pure XR at both Amazon and Best Buy currently for $299. It is unlocked and has 4G LTE compatibility on both AT&T and T-Mobile. Will you be picking one up? If so, let us know which color in the comments.

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