Bluboo announces world's first triple-SIM 5-inch smartphone

Bluboo announces world's first triple-SIM 5-inch smartphone
Bluboo announces world's first triple-SIM 5-inch smartphone
The Xfire 2 will come later this month for just under $70 USD.
Allen Ngo,

If dual-SIM smartphones won't cut it, then Bluboo will soon be launching a triple-SIM offering for those current or would-be world travelers.

Called the Xfire 2, the Chinese manufacturer claims it to be the world's first 5-inch device with such a feature. It's a niche market for sure, though it will no doubt appeal to those who know they can take advantage of having multiple numbers for multiple regions.

Aside from the 5-inch 2.5D 720p screen, Bluboo is suspiciously mum about the device. We know that it will come with a quad-core MediaTek MT6580 SoC with 2x nano SIM, 1x SIM, front-facing LED flash, and MicroSD support, but everything else is still unknown. Combine this with the fact that the Xfire 2 is supposed to launch later this month for $69 USD has us deeply concerned about the quality and longevity of the device as well. For example, the manufacturer has released no information as of this writing on supported frequency bands or even 4G compatibility.

We'll likely hear more about the Xfire 2 as we move closer to its launch. Existing Bluboo smartphones are certainly not bad, though we remain skeptical on the Xfire 2.


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Allen Ngo, 2016-01- 1 (Update: 2016-01- 2)
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.