Blu Life Pro launches as 6.9mm-thick mid-ranger with 5-inch HD screen


Despite being based out of the US, Blu is not a smartphone manufacturer we end up talking about often. We may need to start rethinking how much attention Blu gets, as today’s announcement of the affordable Blu Life Pro offers a decent combination of size, sleek design, and a low sticker price.

At just 6.9mm thick, Blu calls the Life Pro the thinnest smartphone around with a five-inch HD display, and we’re inclined to agree. However, you won’t find any 1080p panel here: the specs are decidedly mid-range, with a 720p screen, 1GB of RAM, no LTE support, and a MediaTek quad-core A7-based SoC.

You’ll also find 16GB of storage, a 12-megapixel main camera with quite high-res 5-megapixel front-facer, 2500mAh battery, and treats like an FM radio tuner. None of this is great-great, but the specs are roughly in line with the new Moto G (even if performance won’t necessarily be).

The Blu Life Pro will be available through retailers like Amazon for about $300 – not as cheap as the Moto G, sure, but if a slightly larger display and a very thin chassis are important to you, this Blu might be worth a look. Then again – this is getting into Nexus 5 territory, and it could be very tempting to just pay a little more for a much higher-end model.

Source: Blu
Via: Droid-life

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!