News by Josh Dasey on Thursday October 15, 2015.
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Florida based company Blu is one of those smartphone manufacturers that sort of bubbles under the surface, the company makes good handsets, but has not really been able to crack onto good sales. With an array of Windows and Android devices already out there Blu is looking to expand its efforts with two new smartphones. The selling point? Well, this pair of devices come with larger than normal batteries, so should in theory provide more juice.The Blu Studio Energy 2 comes with a 5-inch 720p screen, a quad-core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.3GHz, 1.5GB of RAM, 16GB of native storage, and a micro SD card slot to expand the capacity. An 8 megapixel snapper sits on the rear, while a 5 megapixel shooter is on the front. As for the battery, it is a massive 5000mAh pack, and of course Blu is saying this juicer can keep the lights on for a long time, 4 days of standard use in fact. The Blu Studio Energy X has the same specs, except is lowers the storage to 8GB, the front camera to 2MP, a 4000mAh battery, and the RAM to 1GB. The Studio Energy 2 costs $179 from Amazon and comes in grey, white, or gold, while the Energy X costs $109. Both handsets ship with Android Lollipop and have 4G connectivity compatible with AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket, MetroPCS, Straight Talk, Pure Talk and others.
Josh is our European editor, tackling news events, reviews, and new items from his UK home. As a former HTC marketing employee, Josh is close to the industry and bring his experience to MobileBurn.