updated 09:58 am EDT, Fri May 2, 2014
Larger screen, battery, rear camera in Blue Life Pure XL
Blu has unveiled an updated and larger version of the Life Pure smartphone it launched in December. The Life Pure XL increases the display of its predecessor by half an inch to a Gorilla Glass 3-protected 5.5-inch version while retaining the 1080p resolution, giving it a pixel density of 401PPI and, thank to its smaller frame and 2mm bezel, has a front screen proportion of 81 percent.
Inside is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor clocked at 2.2GHz with an Adreno 330 GPU, with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage in the L260 model, and 2GB and 32GB respectively in the L259 version. On the back is a 16-megapixel camera offering 1080p video recording, with the front-facing 8-megapixel version including autofous. Connectivity extends to Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, and 3G, though not LTE, DTS surround audio and three-mic noise cancellation is also included, and the battery is a non-removable 2,500mAh unit.
The Life Pure XL will start shipping the 32GB model in black today through Amazon, priced at $399, with a white version available from May 9th. In June, royal blue and pink models will go on sale, including the 16GB variant priced at $349, in both the United States and Latin America.