Blu isn't a company that's typically known for pushing out the highest-end flagship devices, but rather a solid company offering unlocked budget handsets. It's always releasing new handsets, giving potential customers a lot to choose from. At CES this year, the company took wraps off of seven new handsets (to be fair, a couple of those are from the same line), none of which cost more than $199 off-contract. Powerhouses? Probably not. Good return for the money? I'd almost guarantee it. Let's take a quick look at each one.

Vivo Air

The Vivo Air is basically the successor to last year's slim and sleek Vivo IV. This model clocks in at a super thin 5.1mm and weighs less than 100 grams, making it one of the thinnest and lightest smartphones on the market today.

Specs:

  • Network: (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, (4G HSPA+ 21Mbps) 850/1900/2100
  • Display: HD Super AMOLED 4.8-inch 720 x 1280, with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Processor: Mediatek 6592, 1.7 GHz Octa-Core with MALI-450 graphics GPU
  • OS: Android 4.4 Kit Kat
  • Camera: Rear – 8.0 megapixel, autofocus with LED Flash, (1.1mm pixel size, 1/3.2 inch sensor, 2.4mm aperture), HD [email protected] video recording Front – 5.0 megapixel
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n/, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot, micro-USB, FM Radio
  • Memory: 1GB RAM, 16GB internal memory
  • Dimensions: 139.8 x 67.5 x 5.15 mm
  • Battery: Li-Ion 2100mAh
  • Available Colors: White/Gold, Black

The Air should be available in mid-January for $199.

Studio Energy

If you want battery life, that's what the Studio Energy is all about. It's packing a massive 5,000mAh battery inside of its 10mm-thick frame, and is said to deliver up to four days of battery life. That's probably under optimal conditions, so even under heavy use you should be able to score at least a couple of days. That in itself is pretty impressive.

Specs:

  • Network: (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, (4G HSPA+ 21Mbps) 850/1700/1900, 850/1900/2100
  • Display: IPS 5.0-inch 720 x 1280 HD, with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Processor: Mediatek 6582, 1.3 GHz Quad-Core with MALI-400 graphics GPU
  • OS: Android 4.4 Kit Kat
  • Camera: Rear – 8.0 megapixel, autofocus with LED Flash, (1.4mm pixel size, 1/3.2 inch sensor, 2.2mm aperture), HD [email protected] video recording Front – 2.0 megapixel
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n/, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot, micro-USB, FM Radio, OTG Reverse Charge
  • Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory + microSD slot expandable up to 64GB
  • Dimensions: 144.5 x 71.45 x 10.4 mm
  • Battery: Li-Ion 5000mAh
  • Available Colors: Ceramic White, Sandstone Gray, Blue, Gold

The Energy will be available at the end of January for $179.00.

Life One Series

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This pair is Blu's second generation from the Life One line, and comes in two different sizes: the five-inch Life One and 5.5-inch Life One XL. They sport identical specs, so it's really all about which size is more appealing to the user. While the specs (shown below) aren't anything to write home about, it's worth noting that these are among the first handsets Blu is promising will end up with Lollipop. The big question is when, however, which unfortunately doesn't yet have an answer.

Life One Specs:

  • Network: (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, (4G HSPA+ 42Mbps) 850/1700/1900/2100, (4G LTE) 700/1700/2600
  • Display: IPS 5.0-inch 720 x 1280 HD with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Processor: 64-Bit Qualcomm 8916 Snapdragon 410, 1.2GHz Quad-Core with Adreno 306 graphics GPU
  • OS: Android 4.4 Kit Kat, upgradeable to Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Camera: Rear – 13.0 megapixel, autofocus with LED Flash, (1.12mm pixel size, 1/3.06 inch sensor, 0.5mm aperture), HD [email protected] video recording Front – 5.0 megapixel
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n/, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot, micro-USB, FM Radio
  • Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory + microSD slot expandable up to 64GB
  • Dimensions: 143.5 x 72.1 x 7.5 mm
  • Battery: Li-Ion 2420mAh
  • Available Colors: Sandstone Gray, Ceramic White, Blue, Gold

Life One XL Specs: 

  • Network: (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, (4G HSPA+ 42Mbps) 850/1700/1900/2100, (4G LTE) 700/1700/2600
  • Display: IPS 5.5-inch 720 x 1280 HD with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Processor: 64-Bit Qualcomm 8916 Snapdragon 410, 1.2GHz Quad-Core with Adreno 306 graphics GPU
  • OS: Android 4.4 Kit Kat, upgradeable to Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Camera: Rear – 13.0 megapixel, autofocus with LED Flash, (1.12mm pixel size, 1/3.06 inch sensor, 0.5mm aperture), HD [email protected] video recording Front – 5.0 megapixel
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n/, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot, micro-USB, FM Radio
  • Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory + microSD slot expandable up to 64GB
  • Dimensions: 156 x 78 x 8.3 mm
  • Battery: Li-Ion 2820mAh
  • Available Colors: Sandstone Gray, Ceramic White, Blue, Gold

The Life One and Life One XL will be available by the end of March and run $179/$199 respectively.

Studio X and X Plus

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This duo is essentially the Studio version of the Life One and One XL. Like their Life series counterparts, the X features a five-inch display, while the X Plus sports a larger 5.5-inch panel. Otherwise, this is a pretty run-of-the-mill budget pair, especially under the hood. Like the Life Ones, however, Blu is promising a bump to Lollipop eventually.

Studio X Specs:

  • Network: (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, (4G HSPA+ 21Mbps) 850/1700/1900, 850/1900/2100
  • Display: IPS 5.0-inch 720 x 1280 HD with Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Processor: Mediatek 6582, 1.3 GHz Quad-Core with MALI-400 graphics GPU
  • OS: Android 4.4 Kit Kat, upgradeable to Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Camera: Rear – 8.0 megapixel, autofocus with LED Flash, (1.4mm pixel size, 1/3.2 inch sensor, 2.2mm aperture), HD [email protected] video recording Front – 2.0 megapixel
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n/, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot, micro-USB, FM Radio
  • Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory + microSD slot expandable up to 64GB
  • Dimensions: 144 x 72 x 10.5 mm
  • Battery: Li-Ion 2100mAh
  • Available Colors: Black, White, Blue, Pink, Gold

Studio X Plus Specs:

  • Network: (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, (4G HSPA+ 21Mbps) 850/1700/1900, 850/1900/2100
  • Display: IPS 5.5-inch 720 x 1280 HD with Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Processor: Mediatek 6582, 1.3 GHz Quad-Core with MALI-400 graphics GPU
  • OS: Android 4.4 Kit Kat, upgradeable to Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Camera: Rear – 8.0 megapixel, autofocus with LED Flash, (1.4mm pixel size, 1/3.2 inch sensor, 2.2mm aperture), HD [email protected] video recording Front – 2.0 megapixel
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n/, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot, micro-USB, FM Radio
  • Memory: 1GB RAM, 8GB internal memory + microSD slot expandable up to 64GB
  • Dimensions: 155 x 76.6 x 10.6 mm
  • Battery: Li-Ion 2600mAh
  • Available Colors: Black, White, Blue, Pink, Gold

You can pick up the Studio X and Studio X Plus at the end of January for $129 and $159 respectively.

Studio G

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While the Studio G is the most underpowered of the bunch, it's also the most affordable. At just $89, I wouldn't expect a whole lot from this little guy, but it may fit the bill perfectly for someone who really needs a phone and doesn't have more than a Benji to drop on one.

Specs:

  • Network: (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, (4G HSPA+ 21Mbps) 850/1700/1900, 850/1900/2100
  • Display: IPS 5.0-inch 480 x 854 with Capacitive Touchscreen
  • Processor: Mediatek 6582, 1.3 GHz Quad-Core with MALI-400 graphics GPU
  • OS: Android 4.4 Kit Kat, upgradeable to Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Camera: Rear – 5.0 megapixel, autofocus with LED Flash, (1.75mm pixel size, 1/5 inch sensor, 2.8mm aperture), HD [email protected] video recording Front – 2.0 megapixel
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi b/g/n/, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot, micro-USB, FM Radio
  • Memory: 512MB RAM, 4GB internal memory + microSD slot expandable up to 64GB
  • Dimensions: 143 x 73.2 x 9.9 mm
  • Battery: Li-Ion 2000mAh
  • Available Colors: Black, White, Blue, Pink, Gold

The Studio G will be available at the end of January for the aforementioned price of $89.

[Press Release]