BLU Announces the Life One 8 XL

Along with the new Life One 2015 Edition, BLU announced the new 5.5″ display Life One 8 XL today.  This dual-SIM, 8-core powered phone features 8GB of on-board storage which you can expand an additional 64GB with a Micro-SD card, 1GB of RAM, a 8MP rear facing camera and will be upgradable to Lollipop in the July time frame.  This new phone will be available starting July 1 and is available for pre-order for only $129.

Built inside the Life 8 XL is a 5.5-inch HD display with 268 ppi, utilizing full lamination, IPS, and OGS technologies with an incredible color reproduction, brightness and quality for a perfect viewing experience. Camera options include an 8.0 mega pixel main camera plus 2 mega pixel front facing camera. The LIFE 8 XL’s memory configuration includes 8GB built in storage plus 1GB RAM, with an expandable Micro SD slot of up to 64GB. Additional features include Dual SIM Dual Active technology for multiple SIM card support.

BLU Life One 8 XL – Pre-Order for $129 from Amazon

Here are the full specifications of the  8 XL:

BLU Life 8 XL
BLU Life 8 XL

Model Name

BLU Life 8 XL

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 – L290U

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 – L290L

SIM

Dual SIM (Micro-SIM)

BODY

Dimensions

155 x 74.8 x 7.7mm

Weight

172g

DISPLAY

Type

IPS capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size

720 x 1280 pixels, 5.5 inches (~268 ppi pixel density)

Multitouch

Yes

Alert types

Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones

SOUND

Loudspeaker

Yes

3.5mm jack

Yes

Card slot

microSD, up to  64GB

MEMORY

Internal

8 GB, 1 GB RAM

GPRS

Yes

DATA

EDGE

Yes

Speed

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

v4.0

USB

micro USB v2.0

Primary

8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

CAMERA

Video

1080p@30fps

Secondary

2 MP

OS

Android OS, v4.4.2 (KitKat), upgradable to v5.0 (Lollipop)

FEATURES

Chipset

MediaTek 6592M

CPU

Octa-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7

GPU

Mali-450

Sensors

Accelerometer, Proximity, Light

Messaging

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser

HTML5

Radio

FM Radio

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS

Colors

Black, Orange, Pink, White, Yellow

– SNS integration

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player

– MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player

– Document viewer

– Video/photo editor

– Voice memo/dial/commands

– Predictive text input

BATTERY

Li-Ion 2920 mAh battery

Stand-by

Up to 900h

Talk time

Up to 30 h (2G) / Up to 18 h (3G)

BLU Life One 8 XL – Pre-Order for $129 from Amazon