Blu Bold N3 is Official in the USA! One Look and You’ll Find a Familiar Design

Cherry, any plans for a new Aqua SV?

BLU is a smartphone company you may or may not have heard of. They are of American origins, specifically in Miami, Florida. The company is an ODM hence why almost every phone of theirs have a different design, and they have no pattern whatsoever.

The Bold N3 is a successor to the Bold N2, otherwise known in the Philippines as the Cherry Mobile Aqua SV featuring the same exact design and specifications. The new Bold N3 also has a familiar face. See the comparison below!

The phone heavily reminds us of the Realme 11 Pro! And it’s not just a resemblance either. The design is nearly identical starting with the circular camera island and how the cameras are placed, to the chipset, and even curved display! The only difference is that the Realme 11 Pro and Pro Plus use a leather back and different colours, at least on first glance. How similar are they really? Let’s check the spec sheet.

According to Blu’s website, the Blu Bold N3 features a 6.78″ curved FullHD+ AMOLED with a 120Hz refresh rate, a MediaTek Dimensity 7050 (Dimensity 1080) chipset, a 50MP Primary camera with an 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro, as well as a 16MP selfie camera, a 4700mAh battery with 66W fast charging, a metallic back, NFC, 5G, and an in-display fingerprint scanner… So okay, the phone has some obvious differences from the Realme 11 Pro. The main one is the camera. If you can recall, the Realme 11 Pro uses a 100MP primary, not a 50MP one. Also, the Bold N3 uses stock Android whereas the Realme 11 Pro uses RealmeUI.

It’s pretty interesting to see ODMs because once they release their own you might think “I’ve seen this phone before” and find out that many of your favourite companies like Realme, outsource designs for their own brand. It’s cost-efficient and also feels original!

If ever this phone is released in the Philippines, we can expect Cherry to carry the phone under their Aqua series. When the Aqua S9 Max came out, many, including us, can’t help but point out how its design is similar if not identical, to the Redmi Note 8 Pro. It turns out Wingtech designed the phone and any other manufacturer can use it. It even uses the same MediaTek Helio G90T chipset!

It is listed in Amazon for USD 249 (~PHP 14.2K) and comes with 8GB RAM and 256GB ROM

Source: BLU Products