BLU hits 2015 with a range of seven elite smart phones which are economical and worthwhile. The company has not compromised the quality and features despite of its low prices. All the seven handsets with prices not more than $200 were announced at Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. These smart phones are packed with Android 4.4 Kit Kat but an update to Lollipop 5.0 is expected soon.
BLU Vivo Air features a 4.8 inch AMOLED display with 720pixel resolution. It is super thin with thickness about 5.1 mm and weighs not more than 100 grams. It’s facing and rear side is covered with Gorilla Glass 3 and frame is made out of an alloy of aluminum-magnesium. The phone runs on an octa-core Cortex-A7 processor, sported MediaTek MT6592 chipset. The device has a limited RAM of 1GB but internal storage up to 16GB .The connectivity is provided by 21Mbps 3G HSPA. At the rear side, it has an 8MP camera that capable of recording 1080p videos and in the front side it has a 5MP camera for capturing selfie. The battery is 2,100mAh.The BLU Vivo Air will be available in White Gold and Black starting from mid-January at $200. In future you’ll be able to find it from Amazon and other retailers.
BLU Studio Energy comes up with slots for two sim cards. Its IPS display with 1280 x 720pixel resolution measures 5 inches and is covered in Corning Gorilla Glass. It is run by 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor and has MALI-400 graphics GPU. The highlight of this model is its long life battery up to 4 days with 52 hours of talk time or up to stand-by time of 5 days. BLU claims that Studio Energy can be even used to charge other devices with its massive 5000 mAh. The other specifications are 8 MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera, 1 GB RAM, expandable internal memory up to 8 GB and microSD slot expandable up to 64GB. The connectivity options are Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, Hotspot, micro-USB, FM Radio. The dimensions are 144.5 x 71.45 x 10.4 mm. The cost of this model available in gray, blue, white and gold colors will be $ 179, and expected to be released in late January.
The next in the range is BLU’s Life One, $179 and Life One XL, $199. The general features are IPS HD Display with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Life One have 5.0 inches display while Life One XL sports 5.5 inch display. The processor details of both models includes 64-Bit Qualcomm 8916 Snapdragon 410 and 1.2GHz Quad-Core with Adreno 306 graphics GPU with 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory and micro-SD slot expandable up to 64GB. The connectivity is served by 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot, micro-USB and FM Radio. The camera features are 13 megapixel rear camera featuring autofocus with LED Flash and 5MP front camera on both handsets. The battery of Life One is 2420 mAh and that of Life One XL is 2820 mAh. The dimensions of Life One are 143.5 x 72.1 x 7.5 mm, while that of Life One XL are 156 x 78 x 8.3 mm. Both the models will be available in colors like Blue, Sandstone Gray, Ceramic White and Gold by end the end of March.
The Studio X, Studio X Plus and Studio G have all features like dual sim support, processor, operating system, connectivity, network support and memory similar to Life One series except physical characteristics, camera and battery. The Studio X, Studio X Plus and Studio G have IPS 720 x 1280 HD with Capacitive Touch screen sizes of 5.0, 5.5 and 5.0 inches respectively. The battery power is 2100, 2600 and 2000 mAh respectively. The dimensions of each handset are Studio X- 144 x 72 x 10.5 mm, Studio X Plus- 155 x 76.6 x 10.6 mm and Studio G- 143 x 73.2 x 9.9 mm. The Studio X and Studio X Plus phones have 8.0 megapixel rear camera and 2.0 front camera. The Studio G sports 5.0 megapixel rear camera and a front camera of 2.0 megapixels. The rear camera in all the phones have capability of autofocus and comes with LED Flash with 1.75mm pixel size, 1/5 inch sensor, 2.8mm aperture and HD 1080p at the rate of 30fps video recording. These three handsets come in colors like Black, White, Blue, Pink and Gold and will be available from end of January. The prices are $129, $149 and $89 respectively.