In the times of social media reign, cameras have become one of the most important feature determining interest in the phone. No wonder then that BLU has just released a new handset sporting a really powerful 13MP front-facing camera, which should satisfy all the needs of all selfie-obsessed folks out there. Dubbed “Selfie” the new BLU smartphone goes on sale in the US unlocked SIM-lock free labeled with the price tag of $249.
BLU Selfie with high-quality front camera
Starting from its biggest selling point, the BLU Selfie comes equipped with a pair of 13MP camera sensors, one located on the phone’s rear side, second on the front. Both cameras sport Sony-made IMX135 sensor and a dual LED flash. The Selfie cameras feature a really impressive 88 degree angle lens which is promised to capture the perfect view. In addition, BLU Bright + Technology and BLU Final Touch Software will take care of beautifying effects enhancing the quality of your photos.
Going deeper into the Selfie’s specs list, the phone boasts a quite generous 4.7-inch display with a screen resolution of 1280x720p. It is powered by a MediaTek 6592 1.7GHz octa-core processor coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB of native storage, which later may be expanded up to 64GB via microSD cards. When it comes to software, the Selfie is sold with Android 4.4 Kitkat out of box which sadly won’t get the Android 5.0 Lollipop or higher update. Lights of the Selfie are kept on by a decent 2,300 mAh battery.
Moving on to the connectivity options, the Selfie lacks support for 4G LTE, but it can be used nationwide for talk, text and 3G data with carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket Wireless and Metro PCS. The smartphone is compatible with AT&T’s 4G HSPA+ networks including Cricket Wireless and GoPhone; however, the T-Mobile and Metro PCS subscribers can enjoy the faster 4G HSPA+ connectivity only in places with coverage of the 4G 1900Mhz bands.
As for the availability, the BLU Selfie is now on sale dressed in black, blue or white gold color options via third party retailers. As majority of BLU phones the Selfie is sold SIM-lock free in two variants: International (Global Bands) and US GSM. You can buy it on Amazon, where it is offered priced $249 with 2-day free shipping if you are Prime member. Sporting decent hardware parameters and an outstanding front-facing shooter, the phone may be worth your attention if you looking for a selfie-friendly smartphone or a decent replacement phone.
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