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BLU R1 Plus hits FCC

BLU R1 Plus Android smartphone at FCC
BLU R1 Plus
This upcoming 5-inch handset uses a MediaTek MT6737V processor and is expected to use a generous 4,100 mAh battery. A dual-SIM capable phone, the R1 Plus is expected to cost not much more than $100 USD.

BLU Products will soon launch another affordable dual-SIM Android handset. Dubbed R1 Plus, this smartphone has just been spotted on the FCC website. While most of its features are nothing to brag about, this new handset will offer an impressive autonomy and will come for a low price tag as most of its siblings.

Not all the features of this upcoming handset have been unveiled so far, but we heard of a 5-inch 720p display, a MediaTek MT6737V processor, a 3.5 mm audio jack, micro USB, dual-SIM capabilities. The battery is expected to offer no less than 4,100 mAh, so the autonomy should be generous. Since BLU Products has been working closely with Amazon lately, BLU R1 Plus is expected to arrive with Amazon Shopping, Drive, Kindle, Alexa, and the other apps that come as parts of the Amazon ecosystem. However, quite a few Google apps are expected to be loaded as well.

Unfortunately, there is no accurate info on pricing and availability yet. We expect this handset to hit the market in time for the holiday shopping season and to cost around $120 USD, maybe less (there is no info on the amount of memory and storage to be offered for now).


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-10-26 (Update: 2016-10-26)