BLU have launched their 'biggest smartphone' yet, touting a screen size of 7". The BLU Studio 7.0 costs just $149 but there's more to it than meets the eye. Considering the ridiculously low price, it's quite obvious that the company has cut a lot of features to make it an affordable phablet rather than a high-end one.
The pants-buster runs on Android 4.4.2, has a 600x1024 pixel resolution with an extremely low 169ppi pixel density. The device also has 1 GB ram, and 8 GB expandable storage which supports memory cards up to 64 GB. The full specifications of the phone can be seen below:
- Dimensions: 187.5 x 103 x 9.4 mm (7.38 x 4.06 x 0.37 in)
- Weight: 299 g
- Display: Size 600 x 1024 pixels, 7.0 inches (169 ppi pixel density)
- Android*: 4.4.2 (KitKat)
- Processor: Dual-core 1.3 GHz, Mali-400
- Memory: 8 GB, microSD, up to 64 GB, 1 GB RAM
- Camera: 5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, face detection, 2MP secondary
- Video: 1080p@30fps
- Battery: 3000mAh non-removable
- Connectivity: 4G 850/1900 or 850/2100, HSPA +21 Mbps
- Colors: Blue, Gold, Grey, White
*BLU primarily sells devices running on Android but has launched a couple of Windows Phones in the past as well.
It will be quite interesting to see the reaction of the public to this affordable phablet. The lack of a contract and a 7" display might warrant some attention, but not many of us would want to ditch our current phones for an entry-level phablet. The BLU Studio 7.0 will also undoubtedly face stiff competition from the other well-established devices in the market as well.