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

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