Budget handset maker Blu Products has unveiled a new smartphone that addresses a major concern among today’s buyers: battery life.
The Blu Energy XL features a large 6-inch 1080p (367 PPI) HD Super AMOLED curved touch display coated with Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Processing power comes courtesy of an octa-core MediaTek 6753 chip clocked at 1.3GHz with Mali-T720 graphics and 3GB of RAM.
The device, offered in silver and gold color schemes, can be configured with up to 64GB of local storage that’s expandable via microSD card slot. Other notables include a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture lens, a 5-megapixel front-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, Wi-Fi, a fingerprint reader and a USB Type-C port.
It’ll ship running Android 5.1 Lollipop although it’s unclear if there are plans to roll out updates to Marshmallow or Nougat. It’s also worth pointing out that the phone doesn’t have very many LTE bands which means you’ll get worse coverage compared to other devices.
A massive 5,000mAh battery is said to be good for 72 hours of standard usage and more than 30 days of standby use.
While the Blu Energy XL doesn’t carry current flagship-level hardware, it’s also not nearly as expensive as a top-of-the-line device. The handset is on sale today over at Amazon priced at just $299.99.