If you were thinking about dropping $740 for a new Samsung Galaxy Note 5, you might want to think again. Blu, known for their budget devices, have just launched the Pure XL, and it's a pretty attractive 6-inch smartphone packing high-end specifications for just $349.
The 6-inch display on the front of the Pure XL is a Super AMOLED with a resolution of 2560 x 1440, putting it squarely in competition with the Galaxy Note 5's 5.7-inch 1440p AMOLED display. On the back we're looking at a 24-megapixel camera capable of 4K video recording, complemented by an 8-megapixel shooter on the front.
Inside the smartphone, Blu has opted for MediaTek's Helio X10 SoC, which features a 2.0 GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU alongside a PowerVR G6200 GPU and Category 4 LTE support. There's also 3 GB of RAM, 64 GB of expandable storage, and a 3,500 mAh battery.
The Blu Pure XL's body is made from aluminum, contains a rear fingerprint scanner and a dedicated camera button, and is somewhat thick at 9.6mm. We're also looking at quick charging support, and two SIM card slots.
Compared to other high-end smartphones like the Note 5 and the OnePlus 2, the Pure XL is a very compelling option for just $349 unlocked and off-contract. The device goes on-sale exclusively through Amazon on September 29th.