Following the debut of the Life Pro at the end of November, BLU Products recently introduced two more devices to its roster that are aimed at the entry-level segment of the market. Dubbed the Studio 5.0 II and Advance 4.0, both devices are powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and 1.3GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6572 processors. They also both include 4GB storage that can be supplemented with a microSD card, 512MB RAM and a combination of a VGA front-facing camera and 5-megapixel rear shooter.
The first area where these two handsets differ is their screen size. As its name suggests, the Studio 5.0 II sports a 5-inch display that’s an IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 854×480, while the Advance 4.0′s screen is of the 4-inch 800×480 persuasion. They’ve also got slightly different battery sizes, with the Studio 5.0 II coming with a 2000mAh juice pack and the Advance 4.0 sporting a 1600mAh battery.
BLU says that both the Studio 5.0 II and Advance 4.0 are now shipping to dealers and distributors throughout the U.S., so you should begin seeing them pop up for sale soon if you haven’t already. Pricing for the Studio 5.0 II and Advance 4.0 will be set at $139 and $89, respectively, and both devices come unlocked and ready for your GSM SIM card. They support GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz and 21Mbps HSPA+ 850/1700/1900MHz connectivity, so they’ll play nicely with both AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S.
What do you think of the latest additions to BLU’s stable? Are you considering picking either one up?