You’ve probably noticed we test quite a few Allview phones over the past years. It’s an East European, Romanian brand and their latest flagship is the Allview Soul X6 Xtreme. The device has just arrived on our doorstep and we took it out of the box in the video below. It’s crammed with novelty, like a pop up selfie camera and a fingerprint scanner within the screen. It’s priced at $399 and we detail it below in the unboxing.

From what I know you should also be able to find Allview products in Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, the Czech Republic and more. I love the violet hue that the device showcases and it sure looks pricier than the above mentioned amount. Surprisingly, the bezels of the screen are incredibly narrow. Inside its box we have a metal key, a transparent and flexible case, manual headphones, a charger and USB Type-C cable.

The handset measures 8.91 mm in thickness and weighs 176.6 grams. It’s got a very bright 6.39 inch AMOLED Full View display with a 2340 x 1080 pixel resolution and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. There’s a MediaTek Helio P70 CPU inside, an octa core chip that makes things tick, 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of storage, plus a microSD card slot, of the hybrid variety, which can also host a SIM card.

This is a dual SIM smartphone, with a 3450 mAh battery, which sounds a bit small for the diagonal. The product is made of glass and metal and it comes with wireless charging, which isn’t a feature you find everyday on an Allview phone. Fast charge is also here. The core of the experience remains the pop up selfie camera, an 8 MP shooter that gets lifted up like an elevator with mechanical sound, like a robot moving its head.

At the back we find a dual shooter, a combo of 16 MP + 5 MP, with the main camera having a Sony sensor and F/1.8 aperture. The camera can take a so called Super Photo, a 90 megapixel shot with tons of details. There’s also a dual tone flash and AI features. No 4K capture though. Continuing the features, there’s GPS, Glonass, Face ID, an audio jack and Android Pie as the OS, with Visual UI on top and a Romanian voice assistant dubbed AVI.

The fingerprint scanner is embedded in the screen and we actually put it to the test in the video. It’s not very fast, but it’s accurate. It feels like the OnePlus 6T one. We’ll be back with a full review ASAP, but I have to be honest here: I’m loving the Urban Violet hue and huge screen to body ratio at this price. You can get the device here.