June 9, 2017 – BLU Products, an American manufacturer of Android smartphones based out of Miami, FL announced today the a new variant BLU R1 PLUS, to be exclusively sold at Best Buy. The latest addition to the R1 series which focuses on stunning design and premium build quality for an affordable price. The BLU R1 PLUS is the bigger and better version of the R1 HD, The #1 best-selling unlocked Device in the U.S with huge improvements in several key areas.
“Based on the huge success of the R1 HD, we are thrilled to announce the new and improved R1 Plus which provide great user experience.” said Samuel Ohev-Zion, CEO of BLU Products.
BLU R1 PLUS
The R1 PLUS delivers key improvements in display, camera, battery, design and connectivity. The exclusive Best Buy variant will have 16GB internal memory with an expandable Micro SD card slot of up to 64GB paired with 2GB RAM. A stunning 5.5 inch HD Curved Glass display with On-Cell Touch Panel will provide vivid graphics and life-like colors from your smartphone. Gorilla Glass 3 will give your smartphone an extra layer of protection against scratches, cracks, and breakage. A curved metal housing design forms a great hand held experience on top of the gorgeous look. Featuring a 13 megapixel sensor with Phase Detection Autofocus as the main camera along with 5 megapixel wide-angle front selfie camera with LED Flash. Powered by a monster 4,000 mAh battery, the R1 PLUS will make sure you never run out of battery throughout the day.
R1 PLUS will be shipping with Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, with a planned upgrade to 7.0, and includes DUAL-SIM support. T-Mobile users will have Band 12 enabled out of the box with VoLTE and HD Voice support for additional coverage across the US and better quality call performance. R1 PLUS users will have full LTE support across GSM networks nationwide including T-Mobile, AT&T, Metro PCS, Straight Talk, Simple Mobile, and the rest of those MVNOs out there.
The R1 PLUS, is already available exclusively at Best Buy Stores and BestBuy.com in Gun Metal Grey, at $139.99 unlocked.