October 22, 2014

BLU Products intros three ultra-affordable Dash devices

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BLU Products announced on Wednesday that three new devices in the DASH series will soon be available for first-time smartphone buyers and budget-minded consumers. Set to launch in six color options are the DASH JR., DASH MUSIC 4.0, and DASH 5.0.

As one might expect, the hardware is at least a generation or two behind the competition, however you can’t argue with the $99 unlocked sticker price.

Each of the new members of the DASH series of smartphone focuses on assisting the “Bring Your Own Device” no-contract movement in the U.S. and will be sold unlocked at major retailers such as Amazon.com and Best Buy, in addition to thousands of Operator and MVNO Dealer owned stores in the U.S. before the end of September.

DASH JR

  • Network:  2.5G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz,
  • Display: TFT Capacitive Touchscreen, with 3.5 inch 320 x 480 pixel LCD
  • Processor: Spreadtrum 6820 1.0GHz Cortex-A5 with MALI 400 GPU
  • OS: Android v2.3 Gingerbread
  • Camera:  Rear – 2.0 megapixel, Video Record 480p @ 30fps
  • Connectivity: WiFi b/g/n, a-GPS, Bluetooth, Hotspot, micro-USB
  • Sensor: Gyro
  • Memory: 512MB internal memory + microSD slot expandable up to 32GB, 256MB RAM
  • Dimensions: 116.5 x 62 x 12, 105 grams
  • Battery: Li-Ion 1000mAh

DASH MUSIC 4.0 ($99)

  • Network:  2.5G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps) 850/1900, 850/2100 Variants
  • Display: TFT Capacitive Touchscreen, with 4.0 inch 480 x 800 pixel LCD
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6572 Dual-Core 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 with MALI 400 GPU
  • OS: Android v4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Camera:  Rear – 3.2 megapixel, Video Record 720p @ 30fps
  • Connectivity: WiFi b/g/n, a-GPS, Bluetooth, Hotspot, micro-USB
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Gyro
  • Memory: 4GB internal memory + microSD slot expandable up to 32GB, 512MB RAM
  • Dimensions: 124 x 64 x 11.7, 128 grams
  • Battery: Li-Ion 1500mAh

DASH 5.0 ($129 unlocked)

  • Network:  2.5G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps) 850/1900, 850/2100 Variants
  • Display: TFT Capacitive Touchscreen, with 5.0 inch 480 x 854 pixel LCD
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6572 Dual-Core 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 with MALI 400 GPU
  • OS: Android v4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Camera:  Rear – 5.0 megapixel with LED Flash, Front – VGA, Video Record 720p @ 30fps
  • Connectivity: WiFi b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth, Hotspot, micro-USB
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro
  • Memory: 4GB internal memory + microSD slot expandable up to 32GB, 512MB RAM
  • Dimensions: 146 x 70.6 x 9.39, 175 grams
  • Battery: Li-Ion 2000mAh