Miami-based low-cost mobile manufacturer Blu revealed their new lineup of premium smartphones on Monday. The Bold N1 is the first device in the new lineup. The company plans to launch two devices in this segment per year. The Bold brand deviates from traditional Blu products as it offers ‘guaranteed Android upgrades’ and two years of security maintenance. The Bold N1 is also composed of ‘higher-grade’ materials and boasts of mid-to-high end hardware capabilities.
Blu Bold N1 Specifications and Features
The Bold N1 features a 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. It misses out on a notch or punch-hole selfie camera but gets an in-display fingerprint scanner. The design has a 92% screen-to-body ratio and is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. Powering the Bold N1 is a 2.1 GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 chipset with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage. The latter is expandable through a microSD card.
The Bold N1 uses a dual camera setup at the rear. The primary lens is a 16-megapixel Sony IMX499 sensor with an aperture rating of f/1.8. It works together with a 5-megapixel depth sensor and an LED flash. The camera setup on the N1 offers users with 30x digital zoom and advanced Night Mode. The sensor merges three images into one, while the standard video resolution is 1080 pixels at 30fps. The front camera is a 13-megapixel pop-up unit with an aperture rating of f/2.0. It features a wide-angle mode for capturing better selfies.
The Blu Bold N1 is powered by a 3,500 mAh battery with 18W Ultra Quick Charge. The device supports wireless charging. Standard connectivity options include USB Type-C, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The smartphone runs on Android 9.0 Pie out-of-the-box and is slated for an Android 10 upgrade at some point in the future.
Blu Bold N1 Price and Availability
The Blu Bold N1 is available at $249.99 on Amazon. Blu has announced a launch discount of $50 on all purchases made at their official website. This is a limited period offer and is valid till stocks last. The unlocked device works with all major carriers in th U.S., including AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon.