BLU is announcing a giant 7-inch smartphone called the BLU Studio 7.0. They are making a point to say that it's a 7-inch smartphone, not a phablet. Either way, this is a gigantic phone. "The market trend shows that the demand in small tablets is fading, as a direct result to the median in a smartphone now approaching over 5 inches, meaning the term phablet no longer applies to a broad range of devices in the 5.5 inch to 6.0 inch category" said Samuel Ohev-Zion, CEO of BLU Products. "What the consumer wants today is a single device that brings value with an awesome display size and convenience."
The Studio 7.0 has a 7.0 inch HD display, powered by a 1.3 GHz Dual-Core processor and can access 4G HSPA+ speeds up to 21mbps nationwide on any GSM network in the United States. It has a 5.0 Mega Pixel auto focus main camera, capable of recording HD video at 1080p, and a front facing 2.0 Mega Pixel camera. Storage Includes 8GB of internal memory and an expandable micro SD slot up to a 64GB, plus 1GB RAM.
You can pick up the BLU Studio 7.0 on Amazon. It's unlocked and will work with any GSM carrier in the U.S. That includes T-Mobile, AT&T, Metro PCS, Cricket Wireless, Tracfone, Go Smart, Simple Mobile, Net 10, Straight Talk, Ultra Mobile, Telcel America, H20 Wireless, Red Pocket, and Walmart Family Mobile. The Studio 7.0 is only $149.99. That's how BLU rolls. You can find out more about the BLU Studio 7.0 on BLU's website. Here's a full break down of the specs. There are a couple of promo shots of the device in the gallery below, and our review of the device is here.
- Network: (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, (4G HSPA+ 21Mbps) 850/1900 or 850/2100
- Display: 7.0-inch 600 x1024 HD with Capacitive Touchscreen
- Processor: 1.3 GHz Dual-Core with Mali 400 graphics GPU
- OS: Android 4.4.2 Kit Kat
- Camera: Rear - 5.0 megapixel, autofocus with LED Flash, HD [email protected] video recording Front - 2.0 megapixel
- Connectivity: WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v3.0, Hotspot, micro-USB, FM Radio
- Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory + microSD slot expandable up to 64GB
- Dimensions: 187.5 x 103 x 9.4mm
- Battery: Li-Ion 3000mAh
- Colors: White, Grey, Blue, and Gold