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Blu Studio 7.0 launched as "the world's first 7-inch smartphone", costs just $149

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Usually, devices with screens of 6-7 inches that can make phone calls are presented as phablets, or tablets with phone functionality. Well, that’s not the case with the Blu Studio 7.0, which today was announced as a “the world’s first 7-inch smartphone” - despite the fact that similar devices are already on the market

The Blue Studio 7.0 is available to buy from Amazon for $149, being compatible with “any GSM network” in the US - including AT&T and T-Mobile. 

Since you can’t expect a $149 device to offer advanced features, you shouldn’t be surprised to find out that the Blu Studio 7.0’s 7-inch display has a 600 x1024 pixel resolution, and a very low 169 ppi density. The huge smartphone runs Android 4.4 KitKat, and is powered by a dual-core 1.3 GHz MediaTek processor that’s paired with 1 GB of RAM. On the back (which has a perforated texture a la Samsung) we can find a 5 MP autofocus camera with LED flash, while a 2 MP camera resides on the front. 8 GB of expandable storage space and a 3000 mAh battery complete the specs list.

Measuring 187.5 x 103 x 9.4 mm and weighing 294 grams, the Blue Studio 7.0 has four color versions: grey, white, blue, and gold.

In case you don’t know, Blu is a US-based company that claims to design its products in Miami, while assembling them in China. Most of Blu’s devices run Android, though the company recently introduced a couple of Windows Phone 8.1 handsets as well.

Back to the Studio 7.0, would you use a device like this as your main smartphone?




sources: Amazon, Blu, PR NewsWire

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posted on 17 Dec 2014, 16:41 2

1. galanoth (Posts: 425; Member since: 26 Nov 2011)


The Galaxy W is the first 7 inch smartphone.

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 22:27 2

19. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Just what the Big Show, Undertaker, Kane... were looking for

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 00:12

22. Doakie (Posts: 1893; Member since: 06 May 2009)


I thought the Asus Fonepad was the first 7" smartphone.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 03:43

27. XaErO (Posts: 312; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


I think, Asus designed it as Tablet and it is still counted as Tablet !!

I don't get it, why people want to lose on portability ..
Imagine calling with a tab-like size (7") phone on ears !!

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 16:45 3

2. Lethallunacy (Posts: 3; Member since: 03 Jan 2014)


also hp's voicetab 7 and Asus Fonepad 7

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 16:52

3. gagakiller (banned) (Posts: 176; Member since: 08 Oct 2014)


Huawei Mediapad X1 too

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 00:45

25. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Asus padfone is the world's first 7inch phone

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 17:04 1

4. kkmkk (Posts: 471; Member since: 06 May 2013)


To Convince me to buy a 7 inch smartphone it should have avevery slim bezel with ultra high specifications and quad sterstereo speakers and for sure extra big battery 5000 mah or more with rapid charging tectechnology

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 17:08 4

5. deanylev (Posts: 207; Member since: 11 Mar 2014)


Haha look they copied the S5 colours and dotted back

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 17:10 1

7. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3722; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Yeah, man. Blatant.

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 22:29

20. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


YOu mean the condom look ?

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 00:14 4

23. Doakie (Posts: 1893; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Your condoms have dimple holes in them? Time to stop buying dollar store condoms.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 22:34

31. Mittal (Posts: 493; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


haha..
We both know you got my drift

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 17:08 2

6. SPASE (Posts: 205; Member since: 03 May 2013)


ZTE v9 too 2010

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 17:18 1

8. SPASE (Posts: 205; Member since: 03 May 2013)


Announced 2010, released Q1 2011

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 18:04 1

9. ThePython (Posts: 879; Member since: 08 May 2013)


That's not a smartphone, it's a damn tablet.

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 18:08 1

10. Crispin_Gatieza (Posts: 1615; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


Don't know how this one will fare but I had the the Blu LifeView 8 earlier this year and it was a phenomenal device for under $200. The camera was 8MP and did a very nice job but it wasn't a daily driver. Imagine going to Little Ceasar's to pick up a pie carrying that behemoth.

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 18:16 1

11. Neo_Huang (Posts: 1067; Member since: 06 Dec 2013)


Lol, only a 3,000 mAH battery?

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 18:20

12. kaikuheadhunterz (Posts: 1157; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


That is actually a nice design

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 18:38 1

14. nctx77 (Posts: 1767; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Yeah back in 2009

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 18:37 1

13. nctx77 (Posts: 1767; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


I'm not going to say that a device like this shouldn't exist. I can see women carrying this thing in their purse and using a headset for phone calls. I will say that this should not be called a smartphone, but a tablet with phone capabilities.

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 18:40

15. greenelektron (Posts: 530; Member since: 10 Sep 2014)


Yeah. 8year olds will love this.

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 19:26

16. vikingsfootball09 (Posts: 70; Member since: 02 Oct 2013)


specs made to be used by kids

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 20:38

17. bayagmo (Posts: 1; Member since: 17 Dec 2014)


Samsung Galaxy P1000 is.the world first 7 inch smartphone.

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 21:26 1

18. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


I can't one-hand this, so it's useless to me and alot of other people.

5" to 6" tops is where a phone should be unless a person wants something more compact.

Agreed with whoever said it's a tablet with phone capabilities.

Unless you're Shaq or Big Show, you'll look like a dork holding this up to your head....

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 00:16 2

24. Doakie (Posts: 1893; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Cool story bro.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 15:53 1

30. corporateJP (Posts: 2431; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Indeed.

posted on 17 Dec 2014, 22:31 1

21. tg1088 (Posts: 4; Member since: 01 Apr 2014)


I don't think a smartphone should get any bigger than the Samsung Galaxy Note series. IMO a 5.5"- 6" screen is big enough, anything bigger than that such as a 7" smartphone wont even be able to fit in your pocket unless people would rather carry it around in a backpack.

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 01:56

26. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1531; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


There is a market for 7 and 8 inch 10 by 16 screen Tablet/smartphones among those folks who don't want to buy and use and a Tablet and a smartphone. This device will fit nicely into
a vest with a big pocket or a man's 3 piece suit blazer jacket. Tablet/Smartphones are devices that should be sold with a blue tooth head set so a Person can send and receive phone calls on and use voice commands to tell the Tablet to access data, play music, open a web page and ect

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 07:28 1

28. xperian (Posts: 308; Member since: 10 Apr 2014)


eww, band-aid back

posted on 18 Dec 2014, 14:33

29. asrr62 (Posts: 56; Member since: 14 Sep 2011)


like the design, hating the screen and processor.

posted on 19 Dec 2014, 04:41

32. Magnetosphere (Posts: 3; Member since: 30 Oct 2014)


Bet Samsung released a crappy phablet years ago that no one knows or cares about, Galaxy Gear-style, to mark themselves as "first".

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