Budget phone maker BLU is introducing 3 new smartphones with 5 inch and larger displays. They may not have the best screens, the fastest processors, or the most storage. But the new BLU Studio line of devices do have a few things that help set them apart from bigger-name smartphones.
First, they all come unlocked, Second, they run stock Android software. Third, they all support dual SIM cards. Finally, and most importantly, the’re cheap. Prices start as low as $149.
All three models feature Android 4.1 Jelly Bean software and supports HSDPA 3G networks. They should be available soon from Amazon.
BLU Studio 5.0
The cheapest model sports a 5 inch, 800 x 480 pixel display, a 1 GHz MediaTek MT6577 dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor, and PowerVR SGX531 graphics.
It has 512MB of RAM, 4GB of storage, a microSD card slot, and a 5MP auto-focus camera.
The phone carries a retail price of just $149.
BLU Studio 5.0 S
If you’re looking for a model with slightly better specs, the BLU Studio 5.0 S starts at $209, and features a faster 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor and Adreno 203 graphics.
This model also has 1GB of RAM, a higher-resolution 960 x 540 pixel display, and an 8MP camera, as well as a 2MP front-facing camera.
Unfortunately it still just has 4GB of built-in storage, but you can add extra storage with a microSD card.
BLU Studio 5.3 S
BLU also offers a model with a larger 5.3 inch display, although it still shows just 960 x 540 pixels. In fact, other than the larger screen and slightly thicker and heavier case, most of the specs on this model are the same as those for the BLU Studio 5.0 S.
The BLU Studio 5.3 S will sell for $229.
via Android Police