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BLU Products Announces Advance 4.0, Studio 5.0 II Smartphones For North America

BLU Products is expanding its presence in the North American market by unveiling two new budget-friendly Android models that are designed to work with all GSM and 4G HSPA+ networks. The Studio 5.0 II, belonging to the company’s popular STUDIO line, as well as the entry level Advance 4.0 were both announced.

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According to Samuel Ohev-Zion, CEO of BLU Products, “BLU Products has seen an unprecedented increase in demand for our smartphone lineup in the United States. We have responded by introducing handsets which will work on every GSM carrier and network in North America, making it easier for consumers looking to purchase a no contract BLU unlocked device, now offering the consumer no limitations when choosing a network service provider.”

STUDIO 5.0 II

studio 5.0 II

 

  • Network: 2.5G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps) 850/1700/1900
  • Display: IPS Capacitive Touchscreen, with 5.0 inch 480 x 854 pixel LCD
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6572 Dual-Core 1.3GHz Cortex-A7 with MaIi-400 GPU
  • OS: Android v4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Camera:  Rear – 5.0 megapixel, autofocus with LED Flash, Front – VGA, Video Record 720p @ 30fps, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization
  • Connectivity: WiFi b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot, micro-USB, FM Radio
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro
  • Memory: 4GB internal memory + microSD slot expandable up to 32GB, 512MB RAM
  • Dimensions: 146 x 73 x 9.7, 155 grams
  • Battery: Li-Ion 2000mAh
  • Colors: Glossy Black, Glossy White

This model is the successor to the original STUDIO 5.0 released in April of this year. Several improvements have been made on his new model such as the 5 inch display now using IPS technology, improved 5MP camera, improved 1.3 GHZ Dual Core Processor, and better network support. This device still retains the same $139 unlocked price tag.

Advance 4.0

advance 4.0

  • Network: 2.5G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps) 850/1700/1900
  • Display: TFT Capacitive Touchscreen, with 4.0 inch 480 x 800 pixel LCD
  • Processor: MediaTek MT6572 Dual-Core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 with Mali-400 GPU
  • OS: Android v4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Camera:  Rear – 5.0 megapixel with LED Flash, Front – VGA, Video Record 720p @ 30fps, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, image stabilization
  • Connectivity: WiFi b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot, micro-USB, FM Radio
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyro
  • Memory: 4GB internal memory + microSD slot expandable up to 32GB, 512MB RAM
  • Dimensions: 125 x 65 x 12.3, 124 grams
  • Battery: Li-Ion 1600mAh
  • Colors: Glossy Black, Glossy White

The Advance 4.0 is priced at $89 and is already unlocked. It’s got decent specs and offers a dual-SIM dual-active functionality.

via prnewswire