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BLU’s new Studio Touch has a metal body, 4G LTE, a fingerprint sensor for $99

BLU Products Announces the Studio Touch, 4G LTE, Metal, and Fingerprint Scanner starting at $99 2016-07-27 15-46-33

The seemingly constant stream of new super-cheap-but-capable Android phones continues, with the announcement today of Blu’s Studio Touch priced at just $99. The phone sports a metal body, a fingerprint sensor, 4G LTE, a 5-inch HD display, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, and more…

If you’re looking for a good burner phone under $100, this is yet another viable option to choose from. While Blu isn’t exactly known as being one of the highest quality manufacturers of Android phones, this one should get the job done for your kids or if you need a temporary handset in a pinch.

For just $100, the phone isn’t actually that bad. It looks nice enough, has a nice metal backside and chamfered edges, and sports a squircle-shaped fingerprint sensor around front that looks a lot like that of the HTC One A9. There’s even a front-facing flash for taking some quick selfies in less-than-ideal lighting conditions.

Here’s the full specification rundown:

  • Unlocked
  • Dual Sim
  • 5.0″ HD IPS Display
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • 8MP Auto Focus Main Camera
  • 5MP Front Camera with flash
  • MediaTek 6735P 64-Bit 1.0GHz Quad Core processor
  • 8GB Internal Memory
  • 1GB RAM
  • Micro SD up to 64GB
  • 4G LTE, (2/4/7/12/17), 4G HSPA+ (850/1700/1900/2100)GSM Quad band
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow

The phone is available at Amazon in either Slate Grey or White-Gold for $99 Prime shipped, but if you want to wait a little bit longer for some slightly better specs, the company says that a 16GB storage + 2GB RAM variant will be released in September for just $10 more. 

If you want to go even cheaper, be sure to check out the “Prime Exclusive” Blu R1 HD and the Moto G4. They’re both decent. The former is available for $49.99, while the latter, the 4th-gen version of the popular Moto G, is down to $149.99 from $199.99. The catch is that the lockscreen will display ads.

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