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Bluboo lauching X9 smartphone before the end of the year

Bluboo lauching X9 smartphone before the end of the year
Bluboo lauching X9 smartphone before the end of the year
The 5-inch smartphone will include a fingerprint reader on the back and will support 4G LTE.

We only recently reviewed the Bluboo Xtouch and found it to be a decent budget smartphone even if some of its marketing claims proved to be untrue. The Chinese manufacturer is yet again launching another smartphone to close out the year with the X9.

The LTE-enabled X9 will carry the following specifications:

  • 5-inch FHD display with Asahi Glass
  • Octa-core MediaTek MT6753 SoC
  • ARM Mali-T760 GPU
  • 3 GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • 16 GB eMMC
  • 2500 mAh battery
  • 13 MP f/2.2 rear + 5 MP front cameras
  • 802.11a/b/g/n + Bluetooth 4.0
  • Android 5.1

The hard specifications are somewhat similar to the Xtouch including the massive 3 GB RAM and use of CNC metal frame, but the X9 has seemingly dropped support for 802.11ac connectivity. Perhaps more notably, Bluboo is promising Touch ID on the back of the device with a 0.1 second unlock time. It's still quite uncommon to see fingerprint readers on budget smartphones, so it'll be interesting to see how it performs on the X9. Otherwise, the chassis appears to be very plain with a matte back and non-removable battery.

A launch price for the X9 is still a mystery even though it's only weeks away from availability.

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Allen Ngo, 2015-12-10 (Update: 2015-12-10)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
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.