BLU R1 HD 2024 launched with a Sleek Unibody and Octa-core processor

The all new BLU R1 HD 2018 has been introduced by the company quietly as the device popped up on popular online store Amazon. The R1 HD 2018 is the upgraded version of the BLU R1 HD that was introduced by the company in 2016.

The new R1 HD 2018 now comes with a 5.2-inch IPS LCD HD screen, a sleek aluminium alloy overall unibody and powered by an Octa-core processor. Without further ado, meet the BLU R1 HD 2018.

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BLU R1 HD 2018

Like I mentioned above, the R1 HD 2018 sports an aluminium alloy overall unibody and the back is non-removable. This is definitely an upgrade to the 2016 version that was released. It also sports dual curved antenna lines that makes the rear really attractive.

The rear camera and LED flash are vertical at the top middle with no fingerprint scanner at the rear. Turning over to the sides, we can see the volume keys and power button as it measures 7.6mm in thickness and weighs 160g. It’s available in Black and Gold colors.


BLU R1 HD 2018

The device isn’t bezel-less as the company didn’t want to include this to their list of bezel-less smartphones. However, it comes with a “HD” screen and a physical home button at the bottom bezel which doubles as the fingerprint scanner.

The 5.2-inch HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen is pretty standard, boasting of 1280 x 720 pixels in resolution and 282 pixel per inch density delivering the usual visuals from a device in its price range. Disappointingly, the screen could only stretch up to 71% screen to body ratio.

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Hardware and Software

Under the hood is the MediaTek MT6750 chip with an octa-core processor and 64-bit CPU architecture. The 8-Cores of processor here reaches a standard speed of 1.5GHz with 28nm process technology. In the graphics department, the ARM Mali-T860 MP2 graphics processor comes with 2-Cores and clocks at 520MHz.

For multitasking, 2GB RAM Space is available for scrolling through apps and file. The RAM space has a memory speed of 667MHz as well, while the storage space is 16GB strong and ready to accommodate files. You can expand the storage space up to 64GB with a memory card. It runs on Android 7.0 Nougat with modified user interface.


The 13MP rear camera comes with a LED flash and capture photographs with 4160 x 3120 pixels in dimension. With the camera, you can easily do Autofocus, Continuous shooting, Digital zoom, Exposure compensation and other features as well. For selfies, there’s a 5MP selfie camera.

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Powering the BLU R1 HD 2018 is a 2800mAh non-removable Li-Po battery with no fast charging technology. But even without the fast charging feature, it shouldn’t take up to 2.2 hours to fully charge up the battery from 0% to 100%.


BLU R1 HD 2018 Full Technical Specifications


Device Type Smartphone
Model BLU R1 HD 2018
Announced May, 2018
Released May, 2018
Status Available on Shopping stores


2G Network 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
3G Network 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 MHz
UMTS – 1700 / 2100 MHz
4G Network LTE – 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 / 2600 MHz
LTE – 700 MHz (Band 12)
LTE – 1700 / 2100 MHz
LTE – 700 MHz Class 17
LTE-TDD – 2600 MHz
SIM Type Nano
SIM Count Single SIM


Type Aluminium Alloy
Dimensions 147.3 x 71.1 x 7.6 mm
Weight 160g
Protection Yes
Colours Black, Gold


Display Type HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
Size 5.2-inch
Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
Colors 16M colors
Pixel Density 282ppi
Screen-To-Body Ratio 71%
Touch Screen Yes
Protection Yes
Features Multi-touch, Scratch Resistant
Secondary Display No


Continuous shooting 
Digital zoom 
Exposure compensation 
Face detection 
ISO settings 
Scene mode 
Touch focus 
White balance settings
Yes, LED


Android 7.0 Nougat
Skype Yes
Whatsapp Yes
Facebook Yes
Youtube Yes


MediaTek MT6750
CPU Octa-core 1.5GHz
GPU ARM Mali-T860 MP2
Internal Storage 16GB
Yes, up to 64GB
Fingerprint scanner (Front)
Ambient Light
Controls Touchscreen, Lock Button, and Volume Key


Infrared No
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-fi Hotspot Yes
USB Type Yes, microUSB
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Facial Identification No


Battery Type Li-Po Battery
Capacity 2800mAh
Placement Non-removable
Fast Charging No
Talk Time
Music Play


Yes, 3GP, Mp4, MPEG4, H.263, H.264 player
Vibration, Ringtones


Other Features

– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FlAC player
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– DivX/Xvid/MP4/H.265 player
– Photo/video editor
– Document viewer

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