Today, Blu Products of Miami, FL introduced three new unlocked LTE smartphone devices to the U.S. to allow customers that want to Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and utilize the 4G LTE speeds found on T-Mobile, AT&T, Metro PCS, Cricket, Tracfone and Simple Mobile with Blu devices. Samuel Ohev-Zion, CEO of BLU Products said, “We see an increased demand in 4G LTE as consumers demand higher speeds and better user experience, coupled with a new push from the carriers to get aggressive on LTE pricing in order to migrate existing 3G users to LTE. As always, BLU will be there to deliver on the consumer demand with quality LTE devices priced for everyone.”
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The new flagship is the Blu Studio 6.0 LTE – it has a 6.0-inch FHD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and 370 pixels-per-inch (PPI) with a small bezel and frame. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 quad-core clocked at 1.6GHz with an Adreno 305 graphics GPU. It comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory with a microSD card slot to add up to an additional 64GB. The main camera is 13MP with auto-focus and LED flash and the front-facing camera (FFC) is a full 5MP for social selfies and video chatting. The Blu Studio 6.0 LTE has Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, an FM radio, a microUSB connector for charging and data transfer and is running Android 4.4 KitKat. It is powered by a 3200mAh battery and measures 163.5 x 81.4 x 9.15 mm. It is available on Amazon in Black or White for only $279.00 and will support LTE exclusively across T-Mobile’s network including Metro PCS, and Tracfone’s Simple Mobile among others.
Next in line is the BLU Studio 5.0 HD LTE – it has a 5.0-inch IPS HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and 300 PPI. It uses another Snapdragon 400 quad-core clocked at 1.2GHz and an Adreno 305 GPU. It comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, again, expandable to 64GB. The Studio 5.0 HD LTE uses the same cameras – 13MP and 5MP – as found on the Studio 6.0 LTE. It uses a smaller, 2200mAh battery and runs Android 4.4 KitKat as well. The above two devices are designed to run LTE on T-Mobile’s network including Metro PCS, and Tracfone’s Simple Mobile among others and is available from Amazon for $199.00 in either Black or White.
The Studio Mini LTE drops the display down to a 4.5-inch IPS display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels and 218 PPI. It too uses another Snapdragon 400 quad-core clocked at 1.2GHz and an Adreno 305 GPU coupled to 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage expandable up to 64GB. It uses a 5MP main camera with auto-focus and LED flash and a 0.3MP FFC. Power is proved by an 1850mAh battery and it is running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, upgradable to 4.4 KitKat. It is available on Amazon for $119.00 in either Black or White. The BLU Mini LTE is compatible with high speed 4G LTE across all GSM networks in the US, including LTE bands 4, 7 and 17, supporting T-Mobile, AT&T, Metro PCS, Cricket, Tracfone, and Simple Mobile among others.