Bluboo Xtouch, The 1st Smartphone To Use 3D Printing Tech

Bluboo is not that well-known, but this China-based smartphone OEM has released some really interesting devices lately. We've talked about Bluboo's new flagship, the Xtouch, a couple of times thus far, and the company has also showcased their Xwatch Android Wear-powered smartwatch recently. The Xtouch has been announced about two weeks ago, and the phone is already available for pre-order for those of you who are interested.

That being said, we've received some additional info about this phone straight from the source. According to the company, the Bluboo's back cover is actually manufactured using 3D printing technology. Bluboo first manufactures this back cover using a 3D printer, then they add a nano composite film craft on the shell to form the diamond mirror style effect you can see in the images & video down below. Bluboo says that the result of this procedure is a very flexible and quite durable back panel, which is being tested in the video which is embedded down below.

The Bluboo Xtouch sports a 5-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) 2.5D curved Gorilla Glass 3 display along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of native storage. The device is powered by MediaTek's MT6753 64-bit octa-core processor and a 3,050mAh battery is also available on the inside. The 13-megapixel OIS snapper (Sony's IMX214 sensor, f/2.0 aperture) can be found on the back of this phone, and an 8-megapixel shooter (OmniVision's sensor, f/2.0 aperture) is located up front. You'll be able to charge this battery quickly thanks to MediaTek's Quick Charging technology.

The Bluboo Xtouch actually has a physical home button below the display which doubles as a fingerprint scanner. Bluboo actually says that it can read your fingerprint in 0.3-seconds. It is also worth mentioning that this is a dual-SIM smartphone which offers 4G LTE connectivity. The Bluboo Xtouch costs $149.99 for pre-order, in case you're interested. The company is selling this device via a number of Chinese resellers, just like their previous offerings.

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