Price details for the Blu Life One, Life View and Life Play smartphones have been announced for the US with the retail tags reading as $299 for the first 2 handsets and $229 for the last option. The latest series will accompany the company’s 2013 lineup which currently comprises of the Quadro range and the Studio 5.3 II as well as the Tank 4.5.
What’s common between all 3 handsets in the Life series is that they will come running the Android 4.2 platform out of the box. Additionally, each device will render support for HSPA+ 41Mbps networks and will pack in a quad core 1.2GHz MediaTek MT6589 SOC that’s based on the Cortex A7 microarchitecture with a PowerVR Series5XT GPU delivering graphics. Dual-SIM and dual-standby capabilities will also be included with every device.
The Life One is the frontrunner in the range. It features an aluminum design that’s said to deliver an exceptional build quality and a premium appearance. In terms of dimensions, the handset measures 144mm x 73mm x 8.9mm. A 5-inch IPS HD display is placed on the front with a scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass coating that also protects the 5MP snapper. The rear is fitted with a 13MP autofocus camera and an LED flash. Memory-wise, it possesses 16GB of ROM and 1GB of RAM.
The Life View flaunts a slim form fact that’s 8.9mm thick. Being slightly larger than the Note 2, it houses a 5.7-inch HD display and a 5MP webcam. Etched into the aluminum back panel is a 12MP camera that can record 1080p videos and under the hood, a 2600mAh battery has been provided to get the handset up and running. The Play smartphone is the last entrant in the series and it’s aimed towards the younger generation. It comes with a 4.7-inch HD touchscreen, 4GB of internal storage, an 8MP camera, a 1800mAh battery and much more within 7.9mm.
No precise release date details have been provided as yet for the Blu Life One, Life View and Life Play smartphone, but they are expected to be available for purchase throughout the US unlocked and SIM free.
Common specifications of the series include the following:
– Platform: Android 4.2 Jellybean OS
– Processor: 1.2GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589 chipset
– Display: Capacitive IPS HD touchscreen
– Memory: 1GB RAM; 32GB expandable storage via microSD card
– Connectivity: GSM quad band, HSPA+, Wi-FI