Friday, 28 April 2017

BLU R1 Plus, $140 smartphone with 4000mAh battery, 13MP camera, selfie flash

US based BLU is launching a new budget smartphone in home market called R1 Plus. It is the successor of BLU R1 HD, and comes with improved set of specs. 

It packs a beefy battery capacity of 4000mAh battery boasting up to 30 days of standby time and up to three days of run time. It comes with dual-SIM slots and 4G LTE and supports AT&T and T-Mobile's networks (not compatible with Verizon or Sprint).

The BLU R1 Plus has a 5.5-inch HD Gorilla Glass 3 display and is powered by 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor. It comes in two variants: 2GB RAM/16GB storage and 3GB RAM/32GB storage. The storage is expandable via microSD card.

The phone gets 13MP rear camera with LED flash and 8MP front facing camera with selfie falsh. It runs Android Marshmallow and also has WiFi and Bluetooth for wireless connectivity.

The 2GB RAM/16GB storage BLU R1 Plus is priced at $140 and will be available in the US via Best Buy, while the 3GB RAM/32GB storage model costs $160 and is available through Amazon US.


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