Bluboo is a globally recognized electronics manufacturer that is gathering its own faithful fan following in the recent years. It is a relatively new company in the electronics field and was established in the year 2006. Bluboo boasts expertise in providing global electronics and technology service and has been launching smartphones that are considered to be a mix of innovation and technology. Since its inception, Bluboo has regarded innovation as the soul of its enterprise and has been creating products that attract a wide range of audience. Hence it is no wonder that Bluboo has established a stable business in more than 30 countries all around the world. It has previeously launched some masterpieces like Bluboo Edge and Bluboo Dual, whice were very much appreciated by the users.

Recently Bluboo unveiled a device called “Bluboo R1”, which boasts a stunning high-tech hardware and top quality software. Its design is unlike other smartphones and is rugged.

In this article, we will analyze and review the specifications and features of the new Bluboo R1.

Unparalleled design


When it comes to the design of its products, Bluboo makes no mistake. The Bluboo R1 is not an outlier either. The Bluboo R1 has a rugged design that can make no mistake in attracting and appealing the audience. The Bluboo R1 is an example of an attractive combination of polycarbonate and top quality metal exterior that helps in providing firmness and strength to the device. This smartphone is a deviation from the candy bar type devices and flaunts a design with curved edges. In fact, the design and build of Bluboo R1 are so strong that it won’t break easily but it is said that the mobile itself can crack walnut shells pretty quickly. Hence the design is unparalleled as well as unbreakable.

Optimal display

Brilliant Display of Bluboo R1

Bluboo R1 is designed with a large 5.5-inch display. The IPS capacitive touchscreen display sports a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels which can be considered as the most optimal resolution for a device with a screen size of 5.5-inches. The picture density found here is 401 pixels per inch. Hence, viewing the screen provides a very pleasurable visual experience. The display comes with an oleo phobic coating which prevents the absorption of oil. Hence users do not have to worry about having a botched screen in case of an oil spill.

High-speed Processor

To complement its strong hardware, the Bluboo R1 has a processor that is equally good when compared to the hardware capability of Bluboo R1. Under its hood, the Bluboo R1 has a MediaTek Helio P10 MT6755 processor chipset along with an Octa-core Cortex – A53 processor clocked at a frequency of 2GHz. Although better processors than P10 are available in the market, it is not any lesser as it improves the device performance while enhancing the energy efficiency of the Bluboo R1.  For graphics, it employs Mali T860MP processor.

The Bluboo R1 sports a RAM of 4GB and an expandable internal memory of 64GB. Hence there is no scarcity of storage space in the Bluboo R1.

Autofocus Cameras

The Bluboo R1 comes equipped with both front and rear cameras. Although the cameras are not top-notch, they still do their job pretty well even under poor lighting conditions. Also, the cameras are autofocus cameras and hence any downsides to the camera specifications can be neglected.

The rear camera is a 16MP shooter that is supported by a LED flash for poor and medium lighting conditions. The front camera is an 8 MP shooter that does not have flash support.

Software Specifications

Android v7.0, Nougat

Android v7.0, Nougat, is the latest version of Android in the market and the Bluboo R1 will also boast the same Operating system. Although it runs on Android v7.0 out of the box, the firmware can be upgraded to the latest version of OS as and when it is available.

Strong Battery Back-up

The battery of Blubo0 R1 is a non-removable battery with a capacity of 7150 mAh. It is a Li-Po battery that will power the device for long hours without any interruption.

Additional Features:

  • Fingerprint scanner

The bluboo R1 has a fingerprint scanner in the front that serves as an extra layer of security for the user. It is placed in the front of the device and is hence easily accessible.

  • Wireless charging

Only a few devices have wireless charging and the Bluboo R1 is one of them. In addition to that attraction, the battery supports fast charging and can be charged pretty quickly.

  • Corning Gorilla Glass 5

The display of Bluboo R1 is protected by a Gorilla 5 glass. Hence shattering the screen is a nearly impossible affair.

Why Buy:

In total, the Bluboo R1 is quite a stunning device that boats some of the most impressive hardware and software specifications along with massive 7150 mAh battery! Also, it is priced fairly into the budget when compared to other similar rugged devices and is also available at discounted prices in many online stores. Hence for a rugged smartphone lover buying and using the Bluboo R1 will be one of the best decisions one can make. So go ahead.

Bluboo R1


Design & Built











  • Rugged and sturdy design
  • Powerful battery
  • 4G and NFC support


  • On the Bulkier side
  • Not that good looking