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

Blu Studio 7.0 launched as
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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32 Comments

1. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

The Galaxy W is the first 7 inch smartphone.

19. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

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

22. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

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

27. XaErO

Posts: 353; Member since: Sep 25, 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 !!

2. Lethallunacy

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 03, 2014

also hp's voicetab 7 and Asus Fonepad 7

3. gagakiller

Posts: 176; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

Huawei Mediapad X1 too

25. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Asus padfone is the world's first 7inch phone

4. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 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

5. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Haha look they copied the S5 colours and dotted back

7. g2a5b0e unregistered

Yeah, man. Blatant.

20. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

YOu mean the condom look ?

23. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

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

31. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

haha.. We both know you got my drift

6. SPASE

Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

ZTE v9 too 2010

8. SPASE

Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

Announced 2010, released Q1 2011

9. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

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

10. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3122; Member since: Jan 23, 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.

11. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

Lol, only a 3,000 mAH battery?

12. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

That is actually a nice design

14. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Yeah back in 2009

13. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 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.

15. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Yeah. 8year olds will love this.

16. vikingsfootball09

Posts: 112; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

specs made to be used by kids

17. bayagmo

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 17, 2014

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

18. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 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....

24. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Cool story bro.

30. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Indeed.

21. tg1088

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 01, 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.

26. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 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

28. xperian

Posts: 418; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

eww, band-aid back

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