BLU announces new Tegra 3-powered Quattro line of phones
We’ve previously mentioned some of the low off-contract prices that BLU has sold its Android phones for, but that was for fairly low-end hardware. With its new Quattro line of devices, is significantly upping the hardware ante.
The BLU Quattro line consists of three Nvidia Tegra 3-powered quad-band GSM phones, with the Quattro 4.5 representing the lower end of the three. For $249.99 off-contract, it packs a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage and, as the name implies, and a 4.5-inch display. For $50 dollars more, the $299.99 BLU Quattro 5.7 HD keeps the same exact specs while significantly increasing the screen size and upping the resolution to 1280 x 800.
The top of the line in the Quattro range is the BLU Quattro 4.5 HD. While it takes a hit in screen size, the pixel density gets a major bump up to 326 ppi and the screen is now protected by Gorilla Glass. Internal storage is quadrupled to 16 GB, and the camera is upgraded as well. The Quattro 4.5 HD will sell for $349.99.
While none of these phones have us drooling the way certain upcoming phones do, it’s pretty hard to beat the price, especially considering that we’re talking off-contract here.
MIAMI, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — BLU Products, one of the fastest growing mobile phone manufacturers in the world, announced the new Quattro Series of smartphone devices, all powered by the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 1.5 GHz quad-core processor with a fifth battery saver core. The Quattro Series will deliver flagship smartphone performance with console-quality gaming, amazing graphics, speedy applications and fast multitasking.
Quattro Series devices will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a planned upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Connectivity for all Quattro Series devices will include quad-band GSM and penta-band 21Mbps HSPA+, including 1700MHz AWS for the US, as the company tries to capitalize on the increased demand for high performance unlocked smartphones in the US.
Quattro 4.5 HD
The Quattro 4.5 HD features a stunning aluminum and glass unibody resulting in an exceptional build quality and luxurious design. Photos and videos come to life with spectacular clarity and rich, natural color on the vivid Advanced Super View 4.5-inch HD 326ppi display, resulting in unparalleled viewing angles and contrast ratio, all protected with marvelously curved scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass. Additionally, the Quattro 4.5 HD delivers excellent image capture quality even in adverse conditions such as low light, no light with an 8 megapixel camera featuring an f/2.4 large aperture lens, plus HD video recording up to 1080p, along with 16GB internal memory and 1GB RAM. The Quattro 4.5 HD will be available the first week of February at $349.99 retail unlocked through various websites in the US.
The Quattro 4.5 features the most affordable price point in the industry today for flagship quad-core smartphone performance. The Quattro 4.5 includes a 4.5-inch qHD display, 5.0 megapixel autofocus camera, HD video recording up to 1080p, along with 4GB internal memory, expandable up to 32GB with an external memory card, and 1GB RAM. The Quattro 4.5 will be available the first week of February at $249.99 retail unlocked through various websites in the US.
Quattro 5.7 HD
The Quattro 5.7 HD combines the functionality of a tablet with smartphone portability, highlighted by the captivating 5.7 inch, 1280 x 720 HD display, an 8 megapixel camera, plus HD video recording up to 1080p, along with 4GB internal memory, expandable to 32GB with external memory card, and 1GB RAM. The Quattro 5.7 HD will be available at the end of March at $299.99 retail unlocked through various websites in the US.