Dual camera and frameless design are the main trends in the mobile industry in 2017. However, it started still last year, especially after the release of iPhone 7 Plus and Xiaomi Mi Mix. Xiaomi Mi Mix design was so impressive that other Chinese manufacturers starts produce similar devices.
One such smartphones was Bluboo S1. In the spring of 2017, Samsung presented its new flagship called Galaxy S8, which struck everyone, without any exaggeration. And this time the Korean brand surprised not with the power of the processor or new technologies, but with frameless and very attractive design.
So, the company Bluboo decided to demonstrate that nothing impossible. Soon, the Chinese brand will present its new smartphone Bluboo S8. The device promises to be very interesting, especially since it is the first in the world to receive the top-end chipset Helio X30.
Bluboo S8 Processor
Although the leading phone manufacturers prefer to use processor from Qualcomm (more often), less famous brands have to ask for help from Mediatek. Since Bluboo is not yet a global manufacturer and is mostly known at home, it has nothing to do but use Mediatek Helio X30 chip in new flagship Bluboo S8.
In fact, the processor is quite interesting from a technical point of view. We hope that in practice it will be able to compete with Snapdragon 835, or at least Snapdragon 820/821.
Helio X30, like the previous option from Mediatek, consists of ten cores, including such new solutions as high-performance Cortex-A73 with a frequency of up to 2.5 GHz, as well as energy-efficient Cortex-A35 with a frequency of up to 1.9 GHz.
New CorePilot 4.0 resource allocation technology is used to control the power of all three clusters. It allows you to select the appropriate cores depending on the temperature and the manipulations you perform to solve problems. In addition, it is worth noting that Helio X30 supports a new standard of RAM LPDDR4X, which operates in dual-channel mode at a frequency of up to 1866 MHz.
Unlike Helio X20 / X25, new Helio X30 does not use graphics accelerator Mali. It was replaced by a good graphics PowerVR 7XTP-MT4. It is more powerful than Mali-T880 in 2.5 times, while the power consumption is lower by 60%.
So, Helio X30 can change the fate of Mediatek, as it will be suitable for gaming, which means that more and more manufacturers will pay attention to it. The main thing is that the specifications on paper and the promises of the company come true, otherwise Mediatek will again be out of the big game.
Bluboo S8 Specifications list:
- Color: black;
- Materials: tempered glass, metal;
- Screen: 5.7 inches, IPS, 1440×720 pixels, 282 ppi, the aspect ratio 18:9;
- Processor: Mediatek Helio X30, ten cores, 2 cores Cortex-A73 with frequency up to 2.5 GHz, 4 cores Cortex-A53 with frequency up to 2.2 GHz and 4 cores Cortex-A35 with frequency up to 1.9 GHz, 64-bit, Technical process 10nm;
- Graphics Accelerator: IMG PowerVR 7XTP-MT4 with a frequency of 800 MHz;
- RAM: 4 or 6 GB of LPDDR4X type, two channels at 1866 MHz;
- ROM: 64 or 128 GB of UFS 2.1 + memory cards;
- Camera: dual from Sony (resolution unknown), dual flash, video recording at 1080p @ 30 fps, 14-bit coprocessor Imagiq 2.0;
- Self-camera: 5 MP resolution;
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio and GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou;
- USB Type-C 2.0, 3.5 mm minijack;
- Dual SIM, work on LTE Cat 10 networks – download up to 450 Mb / s;
- Fingerprint scanner (rear);
- Battery: 3000 mAh, charger with current 5V / 2A;
- Android 7.0;
- Dimensions: unknown;
- Weight: Unknown;
- Antutu: 160 000 scores;
- Price: from $ 175
Bluboo S8 Performance
As you can see, in addition to the productive processor Mediatek Helio X30, Bluboo decided to equip its flagship with RAM from 4 to 6 GB. Also, the user will have 64 GB of storage. If it does not enough, there will be version of 128 GB, and you can also use a memory card with 128 GB.
Bluboo S8 Camera
Also we are promised a dual camera from Sony, which is good in itself, but the manufacturer does not tell all the secrets and does not name the model of sensors. The second camera module will be used for the portrait mode of the photo, and if you are lucky, the double optical zoom will be delivered.
Still, thanks to the leak, we can say that Bluboo S8 is really very similar to its Korean rival – Galaxy S8. Of course, there is no need to talk about full similarity. The company has really well tried and produced a beautiful, stylish and modern device that will attract the attention of many customers.
Bluboo S8 vs Galaxy S8 comparison
As almost all specifications of new smartphone are already known, it can be compared with Galaxy S8.
|Bluboo S8||Galaxy S8|
Materials: tempered glass, metal;
Screen: 5.7 inches, IPS, 1440×720 pixels, 282 ppi, the aspect ratio is 18: 9;
Processor: Mediatek Helio X30, ten cores, 2 cores Cortex-A73 with frequency up to 2.5 GHz, 4 cores Cortex-A53 with frequency up to 2.2 GHz and 4 cores Cortex-A35 with frequency up to 1.9 GHz, 64-bit, Technical process 10nm;
Graphics Accelerator: IMG PowerVR 7XTP-MT4 with a frequency of 800 MHz;
RAM: 4 or 6 GB of LPDDR4X type, two channels at 1866 MHz;
ROM: 64 or 128 GB of UFS 2.1 + memory cards;
Camera: dual from Sony (resolution unknown), dual flash, video recording at 1080p @ 30 fps, 14-bit coprocessor Imagiq 2.0;
Self-camera: 5 MP resolution;
Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio and GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou;
USB Type-C 2.0, 3.5 mm minijack;
Two SIM, work on LTE Cat 10 networks – download up to 450 Mb / s;
Fingerprint scanner (rear);
Battery: 3000 mAh, charger with current 5V / 2A;
Android OS 7.0;
Antutu: 160000 scores;
Price: from $175
|Color of the case: silver, black, gold, blue, gray;
Materials: tempered glass, metal frame;
Screen: 5.8 inches, Super Amoled, 2960×1440 pixels, density 568 ppi, occupies 84.5% of the front panel, brightness 540 nits, Gorilla Glass 5;
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 8-core, 4 cores with a frequency of up to 2.35 GHz and 4 cores with a frequency of up to 1.9 GHz, 64-bit, technical process 10nm;
Graphics Accelerator: Adreno 540 with a frequency of 710 MHz;
Operative: 4 GB of LPDDR4X type, two channels at 1866 MHz;
ROM: 64 GB of UFS 2.1 + memory cards;
Camera: Sony IMX333 module at 12 MP, aperture f / 1.7, image stabilization, video recording in 4K @ 30 fps;
Self-camera: Sony IMX320 at 8 MP, aperture f / 1.7, a survey of 80 degrees;
Protection according to IP68;
Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n, Bluetooth 5.0, FM radio and GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS;
USB Type-C 3.1, 3.5 mm minijack;
One SIM, work on LTE Cat 16 networks – download up to 980 Mbps;
Fingerprint scanner (rear);
Battery: 3000 mAh, fast charging 5V / 2A and 9V / 1.67A;
Android 7.1 and the Experience 8.1 shell;
Dimensions: 68,1х148,9х8 mm;
Weight: 155 g;
Antutu: 175000 scores;
Price: from $737.
Naturally, the performance of Galaxy S8 is higher than Bluboo S8. However, the smartphones are from different levels. The difference in price, as you can see, is big – more than $500.
So, Bluboo S8 is a good alternative for those who are not so important brand and uncompromising dominance in terms of performance. The Chinese smartphone is stylish device, which in its specifications corresponds to the declared price.
Bluboo S8 release date, price
BLuboo S8 should be released in July this year. At the moment the smartphone is at the testing stage. As for the price, it should not exceed $200, although now rumors tells about the cost of $175.