BLU announces 3 new budget friendly Android phones

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Hot on the heels of product announcements from both OnePlus and Motorola, budget phone maker BLU announces 3 new budget friendly Android phones. Each with a specialized feature set.

Studio C 5+5

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  • Network: (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, (4G HSPA+ 21Mbps) 850/1700/1900/2100
  • Display: FWVGA 5.0-inch 480 x 854, with IPS
  • Processor: Mediatek 6582, 1.3 GHz Quad-Core with MALI-400 graphics GPU
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Camera: Rear – 5.0 megapixel, autofocus with LED Flash, (1.75mm pixel size, 1/5 inch sensor, 2.8mm aperture) HD [email protected] video recording Front – 5.0 megapixel
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n/, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot, micro-USB, FM Radio
  • Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory
  • Dimensions: 143 x 71.8 x 9 mm
  • Battery: Li-Ion 2000mAh
  • Available Colors: Sandstone Grey, Ceramic White, Teal, Mint Green, Orange, Gold and Salmon Pink

This phone will also be available in an LTE variant with LTE bands 4, 7, and 17. The only other change is that it will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 210, 1.1 GHz Quad-Core processor with an Adreno-304GP graphics GPU. It will go on sale in August for $89 for the 3G version and $99 for the LTE version.

Vivo Selfie

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  • Network: (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, (4G HSPA+ 21Mbps) 850/1700/1900/2100
  • Display: HD Super AMOLED 4.8-inch 720 x 1280, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Processor: Mediatek 6582, 1.3 GHz Quad-Core with MALI-400 graphics GPU
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Camera: Rear – 8.0 megapixel, autofocus with LED Flash, (1.1mm pixel size, 1/3.2 inch sensor, 2.4mm aperture), HD [email protected] video recording Front – 8.0 megapixel, + Front LED Flash
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n/, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot, micro-USB, FM Radio
  • Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory
  • Micro SD Card slot for expandable memory up to 64GB
  • Dimensions: 141 x 68.4 x 7.7 mm
  • Battery: Li-Ion 2300mAh
  • Available Colors: Sandstone Grey, Ceramic White, Teal, Mint Green and Salmon Pink

This phone is all about the selfies and will feature a unique front facing flash for night time selfies. The rear camera will feature a high-end Sony IMX 179 8.0 megapixel sensor on the back, while the front will feature a wide angle 8.0 megapixel camera. It will go on sale in August for $149.

Energy X Plus

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  • Network: (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, (4G HSPA+ 21Mbps) 850/1700/1900/2100
  • Display: HD 5.5-inch 720 x 1280, with IPS, Full Lamination
  • Processor: Mediatek 6582, 1.3 GHz Quad-Core with MALI-400 graphics GPU
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Camera: Rear – 8.0 megapixel, autofocus with LED Flash, (1.1mm pixel size, 1/3.2 inch sensor, 2.4mm aperture), HD [email protected] video recording Front – 5.0 megapixel, with LED Flash
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n/, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot, micro-USB, FM Radio
  • Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory
  • Micro SD Card slot for expandable memory up to 64GB
  • Dimensions: 150.5 x 76.5 x 8 mm
  • Battery: Li-Ion 4000mAh
  • Available Colors: Sandstone Grey, Ceramic White and Gold

The impressive thing about this phone is it’s huge 4,000mAh battery. It also has a reverse charge function, that allows it to  act as a power bank. It will go on sale in August for $139.

Each one of these phones have a specific feature set in mind. BLU is gambling on consumers opting for a cheaper lower priced and more specialized device vs. the all in one expensive flagships from their competitors.

What do you think? Will you be opting for a cheaper, more specialized phone, or would prefer to have a phone with everything at a higher price? Let us know in the comments.


 

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