Bluboo S1 looks impressive, will go on sale for less than $200

As we cross the halfway point of the year, it's apparent that the hot new trend for smartphones is minimizing the bezel of the display as much as possible. The surprising Xiaomi Mi MIX from last year was a little early to the party, but brought a bit of excitement and energy into an industry that had long stagnated when it came to design. Now, it appears the Bluboo is throwing its hat into the near bezel-less ring, with the official release of its S1 handset, making it available for pre-sale.

The Bluboo S1 has been seen before, but just in case you aren't familiar, the handset features:

  • 5.5-inch Sharp 1080p display
  • MediaTek MTK6757 Octa-core / Helio P25 Processor

  • 4GB or 6GB RAM with 64GB storage

  • Dual rear camera with a 13MP sensor plus a 3MP sensor for depth detection, 5MP front-facing camera

  • 3500mAh battery

  • Android 7.0

  • USB Type-C

Although the specifications look like standard fare for a handset being released in 2017, it's the design and price that actually elevates this model above the rest. As you can gather from the image above, the Bluboo S1 offers a screen with very little bezel, with the firm claiming a 90% screen-to-body ratio. As for price, the 4GB model will start at $159.99 according to the folks at Phone Arena, while the official website has not listed a price, but does indicate that it will be far cheaper than its competitors by a substantial amount. If interested, the global presale will start in roughly a day.

Source: Bluboo via Phone Arena

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