Bluboo recently began their pre-sale for their latest smartphone, the Bluboo Maya Max. While this is a smartphone which currently comes running on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and is still not shipping as of yet, it is now being rumored that Bluboo Mobile is already working on upgrading the Maya Max to Android Nougat. A move which if true, would likely be an additional selling point for picking up the Bluboo Maya Max.
Compared to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow), Android 7.0 (Nougat) brings with it a number of new features. One of which is the optimized JIT compiler which not only improves (three to six times faster) runtime, but also makes it much quicker to install new apps, quicker by about 75-percent. In addition, Nougat also includes support for the new Vulkan API. This is a new 3D rendering API which provides explicit, low-overhead control of the GPU and offers a significant boost in performance for heavy applications. In terms of security, Android Nougat also uses a brand new encryption method which allows the user to encrypt a single file instead of simply supporting encryption via an app or otherwise. Although, one of the most well-noted new features of Android Npugat is the inclusion of multi-window support, which means users can make use of two different windows at the same time, even specifying separate minimum height and widths for each window. This obviously does also mean that it is a much faster multi-tasking operating system, with the ability to switch between frequently-used tasks.
If you are not so familiar with the Bluboo Maya Max, then this is a smartphone which comes packing a big 6-inch JDI display, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and a MediaTek octa-core (MTK6750) processor (clocking at 1.5 GHz). Cameras come in the form of a 13-megapixel rear camera which is coupled with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera. Additional features include a 4,200 mAh battery, 4G+ CAT6 technology, 6000 series aluminum alloy frame and back case, a double-layer ten-point touch panel, Quick Charge, a 0.1s rear fingerprint sensor, an NXP speaker, USB Type-C connectivity, VoLTE, a mute button, and Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)... at present.
In terms of pricing, the retail cost for Maya Max is set at $179.99, but since August 17 (and continuing through until August 31) Bluboo is offering the Maya Max at the reduced pre-sale price of only $159.99. As well as the actual device, this price also includes free Maya Max accessories like the original explosion-proof film and protective back case. In addition, Bluboo is also running a lucky draw where those who pick up a Maya Max have the opportunity to win a full refund. Those interested in finding out more about the promotion, can do so by clicking here. While those looking to purchase the Bluboo Maya Max can do so by heading through the link below. Although, whether Bluboo Mobile does upgrade the Maya Max to Android Nougat, remains unclear.