The latest Android smartphone from BLU Products has arrived.
The BLU R1 Plus launched today as the follow-up to last year’s BLU R1 HD. The R1 Plus offers several upgrades over the R1 HD, including a larger 5.5-inch 1280×720 display (the R1 HD has a 5-inch display), 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage (the R1 HD has 1GB/8GB and 2GB/16GB models), and a beefy 4000mAh battery (the R1 HD comes with a 2500mAh battery).
Also included with the BLU R1 Plus is a 13-megapixel rear camera with flash and 1080p video capture, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera with flash and wide angle lens, and a MediaTek 6737 quad-core processor. The R1 Plus comes with Android 6.0, but BLU says that an update to Android 7.0 is in the works.
The BLU R1 Plus is a GSM unlocked smartphone, and it’s compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile in the US. Specifically, it includes GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, HSPA 850/1700/1900/2100MHz, and LTE bands 2/4/7/12/17. Also of note is that the R1 Plus includes support for T-Mobile VoLTE, but not Wi-Fi Calling.
The BLU R1 Plus is now available from Amazon for $159.99, but BLU does say that it’ll be available for $109.99 for 24 hours starting tomorrow, April 29. Best Buy lists the R1 Plus on its site, too, but the device appears to be out of stock as of this publication.
What do you think of BLU’s latest Android phone?