BLU announces the unlocked Studio 7.0 LTE 7-inch phablet available for $199

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BLU has just unveiled the 7-inch BLU Studio 7.0 LTE unlocked phablet available at $199. It is an improvement over last year’s model and is available today on Amazon. The device is an oversized unlocked smartphone with fairly low specs and a compact design. According to BLU Products’ press release, the device is still compact enough to make one hand operation possible, despite the massive 7-inch display. The market trend shows that the demand for larger screen smartphones is increasing, and smartphones with 5.5-inches screen and higher are no longer called phablets as they have set a new smartphone display standard. If you would like an unlocked smartphone with the form factor of a compact tablet, and you are on a tight budget then the BLU Studio 7.0 LTE might be a great fit for you.

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The specs of the device include a 7-inch HD (1280×720 pixels) display with Infinite View Technology. A 64-bit 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 410 processor coupled with 1 GB of RAM running on Android 5.1.1. The BLU Studio 7.0 LTE has an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front shooter. 4G LTE and dual SIM capability, with 16GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot. The device comes with a 3,700 mAh battery, and is available in 4 different colors: Ceramic White, Midnight Gray, Rose Gold, and Navy Blue.

Here is the official press release:

MIAMI, Oct. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — BLU Products, the market leader in unlocked devices in the United States, introduced today the new BLU Studio 7.0 LTE smartphone, connecting with the best of both worlds by blending a 7-inch screen with a compact design that lets you comfortably hold it one-handed for phone calls, or fitting into your jeans pocket. “The market trend shows that the demand in larger screen smartphones is rising, as a direct result to the standard in a smartphone now approaching 5.5 inches, meaning the term phablet no longer applies to a broad range of devices in the 5.5 inch to 6.0 inch category,” said Samuel Ohev-Zion, CEO of BLU Products. “What the consumer wants today is a single device that brings value with an awesome display size and convenience.”

The BLU Studio 7.0 LTE has several improvements from the previous model; including premium build quality and specs. Powered by a 64-Bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor that is designed to provide blazing fast 4G-LTE speeds, streamline multitasking performance and battery efficiency, the Studio 7.0 LTE also features a vivid 7.0″ 720p HD display. In addition, an 8.0 Mega Pixel auto focus main camera capable of recording HD video at 1080p and a front facing 2.0 Mega Pixel camera ensure vivid and clear video conferencing and awesome selfies. Storage Includes 16GB of internal memory and an expandable micro SD slot up to a 64GB, plus 1GB RAM running Android 5.1 Lollipop OS. The 4G LTE is supported nationwide on T-Mobile and AT&T network, which includes Metro PCS, Straight Talk, Simple Mobile, Cricket, and others. The BLU Studio 7.0 LTE is now available, Dual SIM, Unlocked on Amazon.com for $199.00 in Midnight Grey, Ceramic White, Rose Gold and Navy Blue.

You can get it now from Amazon, for just $199.

Via: AndroidPolice


About the Author: Tony Pilato

Tony is an international student from Greece, currently a sophomore majoring in global business and minoring in biology at the University of Redlands in California. He attended a private American international school for 7 years, and has always been determined to move to the US. He loves all sorts of technology which explains his interest for Android and the rapidly changing world of the smartphone industry. His first Android smartphone was the Galaxy Nexus, followed by the Galaxy Note 3. He also owns a Nexus 7. In his free time he enjoys working out, going out, watching movies and has a passion for traveling. Now independent and living far away from home, he hopes to make it on his own in the US.


  • jasneskis

    I like big phones, but this one is outdated, like a 2013 model. It needs to have 4 gb ram, a 13 or higher main camera, 32gb built in storage, just mentioning a few things available in most phones at this price in today’s market.

    • Naw, like a 2012 Nexus 7, but with BLUs tweaked OS, and an updated processor. The 2013 Nexus 7 was better than this POS. They should’ve included a 1440p screen, another GB of ram, and 32GB minimum for internal memory… then they’d get some real attention, and maybe some of my cash.

      I’m waiting for a better 7inch to come around before I replace my 2012 Nexus 7.