Famous from delivering lower-cost alternatives to flagships from more noble brands, BLU surprises us one more time. This time the Miami-based manufacturer releases the BLU Studio Touch, an aluminum made smartphone offering a fingerprint sensor, 4G LTE and Android 6.0 Marshmallow experience. Selling the phone for less than $100, BLU proves that a capable and nicely looking phone doesn’t have to be expensive.
BLU releases a new good looking phone that will be easy on your wallet. Featuring premium metal body and fingerprint scanner the phone costs less than a hundred bucks.
To start from the external appearance, perhaps the BLU Studio Touch is one of the cheapest smartphones currently available on the market, but it surely doesn’t look cheap. The 5-inch Studio Touch comes closed in an aluminum made body case with chamfered edges, which gives the device a really premium feel which undoubtedly is a real rarity in this price sector.
Except for high-quality case, surprisingly enough the phone has been equipped with a semi-circle fingerprint scanner hidden in a home button located below the screen panel, which frankly speaking isn’t also a feature common for phones costing less than 100 bucks. Above the display, we may find a selfie-oriented 5MP snapper, whereas an 8MP primary sensor has been traditionally set on the back. In addition, the phone is kept ticking by a removable 2,500 mAh battery said to deliver one-day-long usage.
Sporting a quite compact as for today’s standards screen panel the Studio Touch features a 720×1280 p of resolution. No matter how disappointing such a resolution may look like, it doesn’t affect battery life as much as a sharper and bigger screen panel and still manages to deliver good-quality viewing experience with accurate and well-balanced color. Powered by a MediaTek 64-bit quad-core processor clocked at 1GHz coupled with 1GB RAM the Studio Touch should provide us with smooth Android 6.0 Marshmallow experience and speedy LTE connectivity.
However don’t expect the phone to run today’s most popular games like Pokemon Go as augmented reality has been rather created for phones with 2GB RAM in mind. Meanwhile, storage space is represented by pretty basic 8GB that thankfully may be easily expanded via microSD cards. As for optics, all we may say about them is that they’re decent and deliver nice photos providing that you have proper lighting. In other words, the phone’s camera doesn’t cope well in low-light conditions. But at this price we can’t except too much right?
Availability and Pricing
When it comes to pricing and availability, the BLU Studio Touch is ready to buy at Amazon in two color options: black and gold at $99. Sold unlocked the phone will work with all GSM networks like AT&T, T-Mobile, Metro PCS and Cricket. Those who don’t like the 1GB RAM model may wait till September to get a 2GB RAM variant of the phone. The more powerful version of the Studio Touch will cost something round $109.