Although based here in the US, BLU Products is not the most popular company in its home market. And it’s a shame really, since the manufacturer makes some pretty decent devices and, what’s also very important, sells them at affordable prices. The majority of BLU phones are Android-powered handsets, however, the company also has a few Windows Phones in its offer, such as the new BLU Win HD LTE. The phone is now on sale through Microsoft online store in unlocked flavor.
BLU Win HD LTE Windows Phone
Does the name sound familiar? It should, since the BLU Win HD LTE is a successor of the BLU Win HD launched last year. On the outside, the Win HD LTE looks exactly the same as the non-LTE model – all the changes are on the inside. The most obvious upgrade, as you might have guessed from the name, is the addition of LTE connectivity which is an absolute must-have nowadays. Moreover, the LTE model received a new processor. Instead of the Snapdragon 200 used in its predecessor, the Win HD LTE packs a 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset, which is faster and should offer much better performance.
The rest of the specs bring to mind last year’s model. In fact, they are unchanged. The BLU Win HD LTE sports a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels and comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable internal memory. The phone is also equipped with an 8-megapixel main camera, 2-megapixel front-facing camera and 2,500 mAh battery and offers dual-SIM support. The device will be launched with Windows 8.1 out of the box, however, will be upgraded to Windows 10 once it becomes available.
Like other BLU products, the BLU Win HD LTE won’t be very heavy on your budget. In fact, at just $199 unlocked and without contract, the phone is decidedly on the cheaper side. Ultimately, the device will be available in four color options, including black, white, yellow and orange. However, at the moment only black and yellow are ready for purchase and white and orange models are marked as “coming soon”.
more info: Microsoft