BLU Announces Quattro Series of Android Phones Powered by Nvidia Tegra 3
All three smartphones will be shipped with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
BLU Products, the folks that launched the dual-SIM Dash 3.5 Android phone in the United States several months ago, have just announced the upcoming availability of their new series of smartphones powered by Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset.According to BLU, all three handsets will be equipped with Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset, which accommodates a 1.5 GHz quad-core processor with a fifth battery saver core.
Dubbed Quattro Series, these smartphones are meant to deliver flagship performance with console-like gaming, stunning graphics, fast apps and true multitasking.
The bad news is that the Quattro Series devices will ship with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box. However, BLU has promised that an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean will be provided in the coming months.
When it comes to connectivity, all Quattro Series devices have been confirmed to offer quad-band GSM and penta-band 21Mbps HSPA+, including 1700MHz AWS for the US.
The cheapest of the three smartphones, Quattro 4.5 sports a 4.5-inch qHD capacitive touchscreen display that supports 540 x 960 pixels resolution.
In addition, it comes with a 5-megapixel photo snapper on the back, which features autofocus, LED flash and full HD (1080p) video recording,
Aside from the 1.5 GHz quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, the smartphone packs 4GB of internal memory, expandable up to 32GB with an external memory card, and 1GB RAM.
BLU Quattro 4.5 will be available in the United States from the first week of February at $250/ €185 retail unlocked.
Next in line there is the Quattro 5.7 HD, which comes with a 5.7-inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display and an enhanced 8-megapixel rear camera.
The phone has been confirmed to pack 4GB of internal memory, 1GB of RAM and microSD card slot for memory expansion (up to 32GB).
The Quattro 5.7 HD will be available in the United States in late March for a suggested retail price of $300/ €220.
Last but not least, Quattro 4.5 HD is the most expensive of the three and comes with an aluminum and glass unibody. The phone’s 4.5-inch Advanced Super View display supports 720 x 1280 pixels resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass coating.
Furthermore, the Quattro 4.5 HD boasts an 8-megapixel camera featuring an f/2.4 large aperture lens, as well as full HD (1080p) video recording. It also embeds 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, which can be further expanded up to 32GB via microSD memory card.
BLU Quattro 4.5 HD will be available in the United States from the first week of February at $350/€255 outright.