BLU has announced the Energy XL, its new flagship device that is being sold unlocked in the United States. Its biggest selling point is its 5,000mAh battery, a battery size usually reserved for 7-inch tablets. It’s huge and promises three days of regular use and 30 days of standby on a single charge.
The device also features some fairly nice specs, including an aluminum body, 64GB of memory, USB Type-C with 9V/2A quick charging, a quick fingerprint reader, and a small 8.4mm frame. At the $300 price point, it’s definitely an impressive device. Here is a full list of specifications:
- Network: (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, (4G HSPA+ 42Mbps) 850/1700/1900MHz, (4G LTE Up to 150Mbps) 2/4/7
- Display: 6.0-inch Full HD Super AMOLED 1080 x 1920, 367 ppi
- Processor: MediaTek 6753, 1.3 GHz Octa-Core with Mali-T720 graphics GPU
- OS: Android Lollipop 5.1, Upgrade to 6.0 before the end of the year
Rear – 13.0 megapixel, with LED Flash, (1.12mm pixel size, 1/5 inch sensor, 2.0mm aperture)
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Front – 5.0 megapixel, with LED Flash, 84° Wide Angle
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot, FM Radio, VoLTE support will be added via Over-the-Air Update (OTA)
- Memory: 3GB RAM and 64GB Internal Memory
- Dimensions: 160.9 x 81.2 x 8.4 mm I 208g
- Battery: Li-Polymer 5000 mAh
- Available Colors: Solid Gold and White-Silver
The device seems awesome for the price, especially with features like the Type-C port and the fingerprint reader. It’ll work on any GSM carrier in the US, so it’s great for living the off-contract life. It’s just unfortunate that it’s launching with Lollipop when Android Nougat is right around the corner, ready to replace Marshmallow. How many of you are planning to pick it up? Leave a comment!