The new device is called the BLU R1 Plus, because many of its features are beefed up compared to last year’s R1 HD. The screen is now larger, measuring in at 5.5 inches and with a resolution of 1280x720, while the battery has gotten an upgrade to 4000mAh.
Other features of the BLU R1 Plus include 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front cameras, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, a microSD slot, and a MediaTek 6737 quad-core processor. The R1 Plus comes preloaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, but BLU says that an upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat is planned.
The BLU R1 Plus is an unlocked GSM smartphone that’s compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile in the US. BLU also notes that the R1 Plus supports VoLTE on T-Mobile, but not Wi-Fi Calling.
If the BLU R1 Plus sounds like a device that you’d like to add to your arsenal, you can buy one right this very second from Amazon. Pricing is set at $159.99, but BLU says that it’ll be available for $109.99 for 24 hours starting tomorrow, April 29. Best Buy is expected to offer the R1 Plus, too, but the retailer’s site currently shows the R1 Plus as being out of stock.
To see how the R1 Plus performs before plunking down your hard-earned cash on one, you can check out our video review at the top of this post.