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Blu R1 Plus Launched: 5.5-inch Display, MediaTek 6737 SoC, 4000 mAh Battery

Blu R1 Plus Launched

Popular American smartphone manufacturer, Blu has launched a new smartphone named Blu R1 Plus. It is yet another low-budget offering from the company, that comes with 5.5-inch HD (720x1080p) display with curved OnCell Glass and Gorilla Glass 3 protection.

Blu R1 Plus Launched with 4000 mAh battery and quad-core MediaTek processor

Blu R1 Plus Launched with 4000 mAh battery and quad-core MediaTek processor

Although the R1 Plus carries a cheap price tag, it packs decent specifications that can compete with the mid-range smartphones. It comes with a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek 6737 processor and is available in two storage variants – 3GB/32GB and 2GB/16GB. While the former carries a price tag of $159.99, the latter comes with a price tag of $140. You can keep your memory woes aside, as the device comes with a microSD slot allowing you to expand storage up to 64GB.

Talking about the camera department, the R1 plus has a 13MP rear camera with LED flash. Moving on to the front, there is an 8MP sensor for the selfies. On the connectivity front, it supports 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and MicroUSB 2.0. The device runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

Blu R1 Plus Price

Priced at $159.99 for the 3GB/32GB storage variant and $140 for the 2GB/16GB storage variant, the R1 Plus will be one of the cheapest 4G smartphones in the market. Additionally, the handset is available in two color options – Black and Blue.

Blu R1 Plus Specifications

  • Display: 5.5-inch HD display
  • Processor: 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek 6737
  • RAM: 2GB/3GB
  • Storage: 16GB/32GB
  • Camera: 13MP rear, 8MP front
  • OS: Android Marshmallow
  • Battery: 4000 mAh battery
  • Color options: Black, Blue
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, MicroUSB 2.0

Blu R1 Plus Pros

  • Large display
  • Decent processor
  • Decent camera
  • Large battery
  • Incredibly affordable

Blu R1 Plus Cons

  • Runs an older OS
  • Not compatible with Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular
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