BLU announces the R1 HD starting at just $100 unlocked

BLU has announced the R1 HD, its latest Android-powered phone that starts at just $100 unlocked. This phone will also be part of Amazon's latest offer where you can score it even cheaper if you don't mind it coming with ads.

The company has been making affordable unlocked Android phones for some time already, but what exactly does just $100 get you? Well, let's take a look at the specs of the R1 HD.

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Display5.0-inch HD 720 x 1280, 293 ppi, 420-nit
ProcessorMediatek 6735, 1.3 GHz Quad-Core with Mali-T720 graphics GPU
OSAndroid Marshmallow 6.0, upgradable to Android N
Memory1GB/2GB RAM
Storage8GB/16GB Internal Memory
Rear Camera8.0 megapixel, with LED Flash, (1.12mm pixel size, 1/4 inch sensor, 2.0mm aperture)HD 1080p@30fps video recording
Front Camera5.0 megapixel, with LED Flash, 84 degree Wide Angle
ConnectivityWi-Fi b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot, FM Radio,VoLTE support will be added via Over-the-Air Update (OTA)
Network(GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz,(4G HSPA+ 42Mbps) 850/1700/1900/2100 MHz, (4G LTE Up to 150Mbps)2/4/7/17, 12 will be added via Over-the-Air Update (OTA)
Dimensions143 x 70.7 x 8.5 mm
BatteryLi-Polymer 2500 mAh
Available ColorsMidnight Black

If you are looking for a backup phone or a first phone for the kids, this may be the perfect solution for you. You can pick it up from Amazon right now for just $100, or $50 if you don't mind ads being forced in your face every so often.

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Jared DiPane
Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.