It was just weeks ago that BLU Products' smartphones were largely dual-core models like the Vivo 4.65 HD. The company clearly wants to ramp things up, as it's kicking off the Quattro line based around Android 4.0 and the quad-core, 1.5GHz Tegra 3. At the entry level is the $250 Quattro 4.5, which includes a qHD display at its namesake size as well as a 5-megapixel camera, 4GB of built-in storage and a microSD slot. The next step is, unusually, the biggest: the $300 Quattro 5.7 HD (what you see above) keeps the same storage, but jumps to the extra-large category while upgrading to a 720p display and an 8-megapixel camera. BLU sees the $350 Quattro 4.5 HD as the real darling. It beats its non-HD cousin with a curved, 720p screen touting Gorilla Glass, and throws in a larger 16GB capacity as well as a more light-sensitive 8-megapixel camera. The two smaller models ship to the US early this month, to be followed by the 5.7-inch behemoth in late March. When they arrive, every one of them will carry unlocked HSPA+ 3G that supports both AT&T and T-Mobile.
BLU Quattro 4.5, 4.5 HD and 5.7 HD
BLU Products Introduces New Quattro Series of Smartphone Devices, Powered by NVIDIA Tegra 3 Mobile Processor
MIAMI, Feb. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- BLU Products, one of the fastest growing mobile phone manufacturers in the world, announced the new Quattro Series of smartphone devices, all powered by the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 1.5 GHz quad-core processor with a fifth battery saver core. The Quattro Series will deliver flagship smartphone performance with console-quality gaming, amazing graphics, speedy applications and fast multitasking.
Quattro Series devices will run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a planned upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Connectivity for all Quattro Series devices will include quad-band GSM and penta-band 21Mbps HSPA+, including 1700MHz AWS for the US, as the company tries to capitalize on the increased demand for high performance unlocked smartphones in the US.
Quattro 4.5 HD
The Quattro 4.5 HD features a stunning aluminum and glass unibody resulting in an exceptional build quality and luxurious design. Photos and videos come to life with spectacular clarity and rich, natural color on the vivid Advanced Super View 4.5-inch HD 326ppi display, resulting in unparalleled viewing angles and contrast ratio, all protected with marvelously curved scratch resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass. Additionally, the Quattro 4.5 HD delivers excellent image capture quality even in adverse conditions such as low light, no light with an 8 megapixel camera featuring an f/2.4 large aperture lens, plus HD video recording up to 1080p, along with 16GB internal memory and 1GB RAM. The Quattro 4.5 HD will be available the first week of February at $349.99 retail unlocked through various websites in the US.
The Quattro 4.5 features the most affordable price point in the industry today for flagship quad-core smartphone performance. The Quattro 4.5 includes a 4.5-inch qHD display, 5.0 megapixel autofocus camera, HD video recording up to 1080p, along with 4GB internal memory, expandable up to 32GB with an external memory card, and 1GB RAM. The Quattro 4.5 will be available the first week of February at $249.99 retail unlocked through various websites in the US.
Quattro 5.7 HD
The Quattro 5.7 HD combines the functionality of a tablet with smartphone portability, highlighted by the captivating 5.7 inch, 1280 x 720 HD display, an 8 megapixel camera, plus HD video recording up to 1080p, along with 4GB internal memory, expandable to 32GB with external memory card, and 1GB RAM. The Quattro 5.7 HD will be available at the end of March at $299.99 retail unlocked through various websites in the US.