Founded a mere four years ago in Miami, Florida, BLU has struggled to find a comfortable place under the mobile sun thus far, although the future looks bright for the American smartphone manufacturer.
Not only is the company prepping its first flagship device in the true sense of the word, featuring things like a Full HD screen and quad-core power, but the Dash family of low and mid-end, dirt-cheap gadgets has been enriched with three new members.
Starting from the absolute bottom of the Android food chain, the Dash Jr. is to cost an incredibly low $50 outright, which as you imagine translates into cringeworthy specs and features. In fact, I’ll level with you, this is called “Jr.” for a reason – toddlers are the only ones that could be happy with such archaic technology.
The spec sheet includes things like a 3.5-inch 480 x 320 pix res screen, 1 GHz single-core CPU, Android 2.3 Gingerbread (oh, come on), 2 MP rear camera, 256 MB RAM and a pitiful 1,000 mAh battery.
Luckily, you only have to pay 50 bucks extra to score the Dash Music 4.0, which is also a blast from the past, but a much more recent past. Namely, this 4-incher comes with a decent 480 x 800 pixels LCD in tow, plus a dual-core 1.3 GHz SoC, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (nice!), 512 MB of RAM and 1,500 mAh battery.
Last but not least, BLU has also took the wraps off the pricier Dash Music 5.0, set to go on sale in the coming weeks for $129 with a 5-inch 480 x 854 panel, 2,000 mAh battery, 5 MP rear camera and essentially all the rest of the features “copied” from its smaller brother. Don’t know about you, but these last two actually sound solid to me. And they’re real steals.