BLU officially announces BLU Studio 5.5, Large display but not so impressive specs

Sara Cunningham October 6, 2013 0
BLU officially announces BLU Studio 5.5, Large display but not so impressive specs

Smartphone manufacturer BLU has officially announced a new low priced Android phablet named BLU Studio 5.5. This new phablet is a new addition to the company’s Studio range of Android devices. The best part of the device is its low price, but some of the specs might not make you happy.

So let’s start with the good part first – the BLU Studio 5.5 is an Android phablet that has been priced at just $179, that too for the contract free and SIM-free version. So consumers looking out for a budget friendly phablet now have another option to look out for. But if you are into high-end smartphones that are fast and powerful, then you might be disappointed with this new BLU Studio.

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To start with, as the name suggests the phablet has a 5.5-inch touchscreen display but with a resolution of just 480 x 854 pixels. This means that the device has a pixel density of just 178 ppi. The device is equipped with the MediaTek MTM6589 chipset that consists of a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, PowerVR SGX544 GPU and 1GB of RAM.

The device has an internal storage of just 4GB, out of which we believe that a good percentage will be used up by the Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system. But thanks to the microSD card support provided by the company, you can expand storage later if required. And for photos, you have a 5MP primary camera with LED flash and a front facing VGA camera.

The device has dual-SIM support, so you can use two cards in a single device (of course). And as mentioned earlier, the BLU Studio 5.5 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and a 2250mAh Li-Ion battery keeps the lights on. The BLU Studio 5.5 comes in a variety of bright colors including black, white, red, blue and yellow and weighs about 184 grams.

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So if the BLU Studio 5.5 interests you, you can start saving up your money. The device is expected to go on sale on Amazon and Best Buy in a couple of months.

BLU Studio 5.5


  • 5.5-inch TFT touchscreen display
  • 480 x 854 pixels screen resolution
  • 178 ppi pixel density

Processing unit

  • MediaTek MTM6589 chipset
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 CPU
  • PowerVR SGX544 GPU
  • 1GB of RAM


  • 4GB of internal storage
  • MicroSD card support


  • 5MP primary camera
  • LED flash
  • 1080p video recording
  • Front facing VGA camera


  • Dual-SIM support
  • 2250mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Weight: 184 grams
  • Dimensions: 157 x 79.5 x 9.5mm
  • Price: $179 (Contract free and SIM-free)


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