Bluboo Xtouch, one of the first partially 3D printed smartphones


Bluboo Xtouch

Yes, 3D printed objects are a thing nowadays. In fact, it is such a big deal today, that segments like the Fashion industry has already adopted this technique to print rampant shoe designs and belts, among other things. Somehow, we all knew, that 3D printing technology will eventually land in the mobile industry as well.

Chinese mobile maker Bluboo announced a new smartphone, one that is partly 3D printed. The technology was used by the manufacturer to make a plasticky back cover that’s both beautifully curved on both edges and also resistant to shock and pressure. The 3D printed part of the Bluboo Xtouch looks almost identical to the Galaxy Note 5 back, except it’s not made of glass, there aren’t so many finger prints to clean up after with a cloth, and the pattern design of the cover makes it look more interesting, don’t you agree?


Bluboo Xtouch feature a 5-inch Full HD display, comes with an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of built-in storage. In addition, Bluboo Xtouch packs 8 and 13MP cameras, runs Android and it is equipped with a 3,050 mAh removable battery.

Bluboo Xtouch is available in China and it costs only $150.