Recently, BLU had its hands full of work announcing their new affordable LTE-capable smartphone series. And today, taking advantage of the fact that the eyes of the whole world are focused on CES 2015, the US mobile manufacturer has introduced another several new devices joining their lineup, including the ultra-thin Vivo Air, long-life battery Studio Energy and simple but reliable Life One Series. All phones are said to be the budget sector offerings scheduled to hit the market soon unlocked with prices rating between $179 and $199 without contract.
BLU Vivo Air
Starting form the Blu Vivo Air, whose ultra slim and highly attractive body leaves no shadow of a doubt that BLU tries to make their own answer to the design language introduced by Apple. Measuring only 5.1mm and weighting less than 100 grams, the Vivo Air is one of the lightest and slimmest smartphone currently accessible on the market.
Though having such a slim body, the phone manages to house a decent pack of specs. It comes equipped with a Super AMOLED 720p 4.8-inch display, 8-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front-facing shooter.
The handset is powered by a 2,100 mAh battery and a Mediatek MT6592 chipset housing an 1.7GHz octa-core Cortex-A7 processor and Mali-450MP4 GPU paired with 1GB RAM and 16GB of built in storage. Additionally, the Vivo Air’s front and back sides are covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3, which means it isn’t only beautiful but also extremely durable and scratch proof.
The phone is reported to be available for purchase in mid-January in two color options: White-Gold and Black-Gun Metal. It will be sold unlocked for $199.00.
BLU Studio Energy
The second announced today, smartphone called the Blu Studio Energy goes on sale with 5-inch HD display with 294ppi, 8-megapixel main camera accompanied by 2-megapixel front-facing unit and dual-SIM support.
Measuring 10 mm thick the premium quality body of the Energy Studio packs a beefy 5,000 mAh battery that is said to provide its users with 52 hours of talk time and 45 days on stand-by mode. Furthermore, the phone sports Reverse Charge technology which allows its you to charge other devices using the smartphone as something of a power bank.
In the field of memory capacity, the Studio Energy comes with 8GB of native storage than can be expanded up to 64GB via microSD cards. Concluding, the phone said to cost $179 is a good option when you want to buy pretty capable handset with extremely powerful battery. The Studio Energy, just like the Vivo Air, hits retailers in mid-January dressed in Ceramic White, Sandstone Gray, Blue and Gold.
BLU Life One Phones
Next up to the Blu Life One phones, being the 2nd generation of this lineup, the discussed phones are available in two different screen sizes a 5-inch (2nd gen Life One) and 5.5-inch (Life One XL). Both variants feature protective layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
Running the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop the Life One Series is a LTE-capable line of phones powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 combined with dual-SIM support, 1GB RAM and 8GB of expandable also up to 64GB built-in storage. In terms of optics the series’ future users will get a 13-megapixel main camera and 5-megapixel front-facing shooter.
All these wrapped in an elegant and thin body with fine metal finishing that will be available in Gold, White, Black and Blue. BLU plans to launch the Life One Series no sooner than in March labeled with the price tags of $179 for the smaller 2nd gen Life One and $199 for the Life One XL.
Of course, these four new smartphones are just the tip of the iceberg of the BLU premieres scheduled for 2015. The company prepared many more offers like for example the Studio X, Studio X Plus or Studio G. The phones with their prices rating from $89 to $149 are said to be a perfect match for all extremely cost-conscious customers.