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BLU Pure View packs an 18:9 display and dual front cameras for just US$200

BLU Pure View Android smartphone with 18:9 display and dual front camera setup (Source: Amazon)
BLU Pure View Android smartphone with 18:9 display and dual front camera setup (Source: Amazon)
The BLU Pure View was silently introduced last week on Amazon with an 18:9 display, 5V/2A quick charge, face unlock, and a dual front camera setup onboard. However, this 5.7-inch handset is only powered by the outdated MediaTek MT6753 octa-core processor.

BLU Products continues to silently introduce new handsets that provide a rich set of features for a fair price, although sometimes they mess up the software updates. The latest arrival is the BLU Pure View, a 5.7-inch handset with an 18:9 display that surfaced at the end of last week on Amazon but still cannot be found anywhere on the website of the US company based in Miami.

Unfortunately, the 5.7-inch, 18:9 display does not stand out when it comes to its resolution, offering only 1,440 x 720 pixels. While the 13 MP main camera is quite standard for an affordable Android smartphone, the dual 8 MP front camera setup with flash might help the BLU Pure View draw some attention. Sadly, the list of hardware specs includes the quite outdated MediaTek MT6753 processor, next to a reasonable 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, and microSD support up to 64 GB.

In addition to the above, the Amazon product page also mentions 5V/2A fast charging, face recognition, a rear-mounted fingerprint reader, and compatibility with AT&T, Cricket, MetroPCS, T-Mobile, Straight Talk, and other US carriers.

The price of the BLU Pure View is US$199.99, but it looks like Amazon already got rid of the first batch or the first batch still has to be released. The battery capacity and the Android version installed seem to be unknown at this time, but we expect at least a 3,500 mAh power pack and Android 7.0 Nougat

We will get back to the Pure View as soon as it gets an official launch, or at least a major software update. We can only hope that this update will be one that leaves a functional phone after being installed.

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Codrut Nistor, 2018-01-29 (Update: 2018-01-30)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.