BLU Products is a company best known its affordable Android devices that come with above average specifications. The company just recently announced a new member to its family called the Life Pro which is currently the world’s thinnest 5-inch HD smartphone. The device is only 6.98mm thick making it roughly the size of a pencil.
Samuel Ohev-Zion, CEO of BLU Products, said in a press release that “The BLU LIFE PRO is an accomplishment of engineering as much as one of design. Every detail and material – particularly the sleek aluminum enclosure – has been meticulously considered and refined. It’s made with a level of precision you’d expect from a finely crafted watch, not a smartphone.”
Blu Life Pro Technical Specifications
- Network: 2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G (HSPA+ 42Mbps) 850/1900, 850/2100
- Display: 5.0 inch HD 720 x 1280, with OGS and Full Lamination Scratch Resistant Touch Panel
- Processor: MediaTek MT6589T Quad-Core 1.5GHz Cortex-A7 with PowerVR SGX544 GPU
- OS: Android v4.2 Jelly Bean
- Camera: Rear – 12.0 megapixel, BSI Sensor, autofocus with LED Flash, Video Record 1080p @ 30fps Front – 5.0 megapixel, BSI Sensor, Video Record 1080p @ 30fps; Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, image stabilization
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot, micro-USB, FM Radio
- Sensor: Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro
- Memory: 16GB internal memory, 1GB RAM
- Dimensions: 147 x 72.1 x 6.9mm, 158 grams
- Battery: Li-Ion 2500mAh
The first thing that consumers will notice about this device is how slim it really is. Despite its slim profile it is still very solid due to its use of an all-aluminum exterior which also gives it premium feel.
The 5-inch display is capable of a 1280 x 720 HD resolution with a ppi of 293. This makes images and videos look beautiful on screen. The OGS and Full Lamination technology used on this device makes it have excellent viewing angles.
In terms of performance the Quad-Core 1.5GHz Cortex-A7 with PowerVR SGX544 GPU and 1GB of RAM is capable of handling any app thrown. The consumer will definitely have a smooth user experience.
On the operating system side the device stays as close to the stock Android experience as possible. Little modification has been made making it look very clean.
The Life Pro will become available in the next couple of weeks with a price tag of $300.