Blu Products announce 5.5 inch MT6589 powered phablet for $179!

Blu Products, the US based smartphone firm today announced the Studio 5.5, a phablet with a 5.5 inch screen true to its name. The device will be powered by the uber-popular MediaTek MT6589 chipset.

The 5.5 inch panel on the Studio 5.5 will have a 2010-esque FVWGA resolution of 854×480 pixels, accounting for a rather poor pixel density. Other specifications of the device include a 1.2GHz quad core processor (MT6589, as mentioned earlier), a 5 mega-pixel rear camera with LED flash, front-facing VGA camera, 1GB of RAM and 4GB of ROM with a microSD slot for further expansion by up to 32GB. The device will be powered by a 2,250mAh battery.

The Blu Studio 5.5 is priced at $179, and will come in 5 colors; namely — Slate-Grey, Cyan-Blue, Neon-Yellow, Fashion-Fuchsia, Ceramic-White. The phone will be available in 30 markets across Latin America.

In another bit of news, Gionee launched the GPad G3 in India earlier today, a device, which to us seems like the face behind a re-branded Blu Studio 5.5. You can refer to the picture of the GPad G3 above and see for yourself.

The GPad G3 is launched for 9,699 INR, which roughly translates to $159.

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