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MediaTek says Helio X10 for USA

by on09 September 2015

Blu 6inch Phablet is lauched unlocked for $349

After doing so well in China for a while, MediaTek has announced its first US phone based on its flagship Helio X10 processor.

Blu Pure XL is a 6 inch Phablet with a great specification. It has a six inch 3K WQHD display with 2560x1440 resolution on a super AMOLED screen protected with Gorilla Glass 3.

The Phablet is powered by a mediaTek MTK 6795 Helio X10 processor with eight cores clocked at 2.0GHz with PowerVR G6200 graphics. We tried quite a few phones with this processor and despite its 50,000 score in Antutu, this octa A53 SoC has a respectable system performance making it very comfortable to use.

Blu Pure XL supports 3G 850, 1700, 1900 and 2100, HSPA+ 42 Mbps and 4G LTE 2/4/7/17 with LTE speeds up to 150 Mbit per second. That means it works well with AT&T and T-Mobile.

The phone comes with 3GB RAM, microSD slot and 64GB internal memory. It ships with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box and it has a 3,500 mAh battery with 9V/ 2A Quick charger.

Blu Pure XL

Blu didn’t forget about the fingerprint reader, but one of the most interesting features is the F/2.0 24 megapixel camera with true tone flash. This camera should make some good looking pictures. The selfie camera has a respectable 8 megapixel rating and the phone can record 4K Ultra HD content.

Russ Mestechkin, Director of Corporate Sales International at MediaTek said

"The partnership between MediaTek and BLU has produced a powerful and attractive smartphone in the Pure XL. The Helio series is our flagship family of extreme performance processors that provide consumers with the cutting-edge multimedia experience they demand from their smartphone today, combined with efficiency and extended battery life that supports current usage patterns."

This is not a small device – it measures 82.2 mm x 164 mm x 9.6 mm and it weights 202 grams which is not so bad for a 6 inch device with 3500 mAh battery.

Blue Pure XL will go on sale exclusively on on September 29 for $349.00, unlocked, with 4G LTE support nationwide on T-Mobile and AT&T Networks. This is a first step toward launching more of these phones for T-Mobile and AT&T on contract, but we expect to see more MediaTek powered phones for the US market in 2016.

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