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Blu Dash 4.5 smartphone runs stock Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, sells for $139 unlocked

The stock Android 4.2-running Blu Dash 4.5 smartphone sells for $139 unlocked and is shipping according to the handset maker.
July 11, 2013

The Blu Dash 4.5 is a smartphone running stock Android 4.2 Jelly Bean which happens to be available for only $139 unlocked and which it’s ready to ship, according to a fresh press release from the handset maker.

At a time where we keep talking about smartphone prices, the Blu Dash 4.5 is certainly an interesting device. It may not have those high-end specs you expect from 2013 handsets or a high-end design, but it certainly looks like it can get the job done on a budget.

Here’s what to expect from it in terms of specs and features:

  • 4.5-inch display with 854 x 480 resolution and 218ppi
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6589M processor
  • PowerVR SGX544GPU
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB of storage
  • microSD support
  • HSPA+ 21Mbps support
  • Dual SIM support
  • Wi-Fi
  • 5-megapixel camera with auto focus, LED flash, HDR support and HD (720p) video recording
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • 2000mAh battery
  • stock Android 4.2 Jelly Bean

The phone can already be purchased at Amazon and other retailers, so if you’re looking for a no-contract, no-commitments, device, the Blu Dash 4.5 may be worth checking out.


Blu Products begins shipments on new Blu Dash 4.5 smartphone device bringing Quad-Core Processor, Jelly Bean OS, and HSPA+ speeds for only $139.00 unlocked

MIAMI, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Blu Products, one of the fastest growing mobile phone manufacturers in the world announced today that shipments have now started on the new Blu Dash 4.5 smartphone device, delivering premium build quality with flagship performance at a never before seen price point for an unlocked device in the US. The Blu Dash 4.5 is powered by Mediatek’s MT6589M 1.2 GHz Quad-Core chipset, which integrates a power-efficient ARM Cortex™-A7 subsystem, PowerVR™ Series SGX544 GPU, and HSPA+ 21Mbps modem bringing blazing fast 4G Speeds to consumers in the US.

“Users are going to be blown away and thrilled by the performance of this device,” said Samuel Ohev-Zion, CEO, Blu Products. “At this price point nothing comes even remotely close, which makes us very proud as a manufacturer to be able to offer the best value available in the world today for a consumer looking to buy an unlocked smartphone.”

The basis of incorporating Mediatek’s MT6589M chipset is the power-efficiency and leading edge 28nm manufacturing, which results in incredible battery performance, lasting for several days without having to recharge – something users don’t have today in the high-end smartphone segment, while still delivering on the high expectations, outstanding performance, and user experience required by consumers in a high-end smartphone.

The Blu Dash 4.5 offers an outstanding viewing experience on the large 4.5-inch FWVGA LCD producing a pixel density of 218 ppi, having photos and videos come to life with spectacular clarity, and includes a 5.0 mega pixel autofocus camera with LED flash, along with HDR feature, HD 720p video recording and secondary front facing camera.

Running on the latest stock Android v4.2 Jellybean OS with no customizations, users will enjoy an extremely smooth and fast experience on the Dash 4.5, which also features innovative, advanced Dual-SIM, Dual-Active functionality which frees users to seamlessly make and receive calls on two SIM cards at the same time. This feature enables higher user experience when traveling, or answering a phone call when doing data transmission – perfect for everyone, everywhere.

The Blu Dash 4.5 is now available unlocked throughout several US Online Retail partners such as for $139.00.