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Blu launches the Studio 5.5 smartphone for $179


Blu Products announced a new mobile in the Studio series, called the Studio 5.5. The device will be offered at retail locations like Amazon and Best Buy for $179 off-contract.

Miami-based handset manufacturer Blu is well known for making affordable handsets that run on Android. The Studio 5.5 is their latest such offering, and features decent hardware. The mobile comes with a 5.5-inch FWVGA screen with a resolution of 854 x 480, which comes out to a pixel density of 178 ppi. Under the hood, the device features MediaTek’s MT6589 SoC that comes with a quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 CU along with Imagination Technologies’ PowerVR SGX544 GPU.

The Studio 5.5 has 1 GB RAM, 4 GB internal memory along with a micro-SD card slot that boosts memory to 32 GB, and 4G HSPA+ connectivity. The 5 megapixel camera at the back comes with autofocus and LED flash, and can record full-HD videos at @ 30fps. The camera also comes with features like touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR and image stabilization. The Studio 5.5 comes with dual-SIM functionality, a 2,250 mAh Li-Ion battery and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Blu is known for rolling out latest versions of Android onto their devices, and the Studio 5.5 will be able to receive these software updates OTA. The device comes in a total of five color variations.

Blu has mentioned that the Studio 5.5 will be available at major retailers like Amazon and Best Buy, as well as other stores across the country. The device will be available for $179 off-contract. In addition, the device will be making its way to over 30 countries in Latin America that include Brazil and Mexico by the end of the year.

Source: Blu Products

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