Blu‘s made a name for itself selling decent Android devices at rock bottom prices. Now the Florida-based company is back with a new phone that pushes the limits in another way entirely.
The $190 Blu Studio 7.0 LTE packs a massive 7-inch display. Otherwise its specs are on the low end, with a 720p resolution, a Snapdragon 410 processor, a 3700mAh battery, an 8-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 16GB of expandable storage (up to 64GB extra), and 1GB of RAM. It runs Android 5.1 and offers LTE support for all GSM networks, including AT&T and T-Mobile.
The design is pretty simple as well. It’s a pretty average slate with what looks like a pair of front-facing speakers. The back is covered in a pock-marked plastic design. The device is available in white, gray, rose gold or blue, though for now only the white version is available on Amazon.
If you loved the Nexus 7 but wished it was also a smartphone this is the device for you, which is good news since we’re still waiting on a third-generation 7-inch tablet from Google.