BLU annouces two new Vivo smartphones

CES 2016

BLU, a company that specializes in unlocked smartphones, has just announced two new additions to its Vivo line, the Vivo 5 and Vivo XL. These two additions to its lineup come with affordable price tags, and are loaded with some great specs. On the Vivo 5, you'll have a 5.5-inch 720x1280 Super AMOLED display that is powered by Mediatek's 6753 processor and 3GB of RAM. You'll also have 32GB of internal storage and a rear facing camera that is 13MP. The Vivo 5 will be available in February for $199 unlocked at Amazon, Best Buy and select other retailers.

The Vivo XL also comes with a 5.5-inch display, and it's powered by Mediatek's MT6753 that is paired with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. You've got the same 13MP rear-facing camera, 3150mAh battery and both will run Android 5.1, but it is noted that both are upgradeable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The Vivo XL will be available starting late-January for the price of $149 from Amazon and Best Buy.

Press release:

BLU Products Announces Latest BLU VIVO Series Smartphone Devices at the 2016 CES in Las Vegas, Focused On Design and User Experience

New BLU Vivo series include vivid SUPER AMOLED displays, powerful 4G LTE Octa-Core processor by Mediatek, and design that incorporates metal and state of the art finishing - all affordable and unlocked.

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- BLU Products, the market leader in unlocked devices in the United States, introduced two new smartphone devices at the 2016 CES, with the latest in the BLU VIVO series, which has always been known for high-end phenomenal design, performance, and a focus on user experience.

"The Vivo 5 and Vivo XL are the most advanced and stunning smartphones that BLU has ever launched in this price range. Our devices utilize a powerful yet efficient 8-core 64 Bit processor by MediaTek, in addition to a beautiful and vivid SUPER AMOLED display for a user experience that is far superior to its competitors." said Samuel Ohev-Zion, CEO of BLU Products. "However, the highlight is unquestionably the innovative and unique design, including our first ever full metal body design."

The BLU Vivo 5 and Vivo XL are both powered by a MediaTek 4G LTE MT6753 Tru Octa-Core 64 Bit processor, which benchmarks prove blow away the competition as evidenced by the graph below:

With a continued emphasis on high end user experience, the BLU Vivo 5 and Vivo XL both feature a 5.5-inch SUPER AMOLED display bonded with a scratch resistant and durable Corning Gorilla Glass 3, fine-tuned for an incredibly responsive touch experience, and an immersive color and contrast experience, unlike any other device in this price range in the world today. Camera performance has been perfected with several software enhancements and features including AF and AE separation, Magic Focus, Ultra Pixel, Smart Scene and more, with a 13MP main camera including f2.0 Aperture, 5 piece sapphire blue lenses, and Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) that captures focus in one tenth of a second. In the font is a 5MP wide-angle camera, for a quality front camera selfie experience, and software features such as Face Beauty.

The BLU Vivo 5 and Vivo XL also each include a 3,150mAh in a slim 6.9mm body for Vivo 5 and 7.5mm for Vivo XL, resulting in incredible battery life, while marvelously maintaining a thin design, with the latest in USB Type-C 2.0 Port for easy charging, plus Fast Charging Technology. Additional Features include Hi-Fi DTS Sound for an enhanced audio experience.

The differences between the new Vivo Series devices can be found in the design, construction materials, and memory options.

Vivo 5

The BLU Vivo 5 is the fifth generation of the Vivo Series, which has always included the best performance, and design in its price category. With a focus on premium high end design, the Vivo 5 is the first BLU device to feature a full metal body including a metal back, crafted from a single block of aluminum resulting in a solid metal uni-body construction, finished with chamfered edges for unique beauty and feeling in hand experience. The BLU Vivo 5 includes an impressive 32GB internal memory with expandable Micro SD slot, coupled with 3GB of DDR3 RAM for incredibly fast multitasking, and never having to experience any system lag.

The Vivo 5 will be available in White-Silver and Solid Gold. Launch date set for February on Amazon.com and Bestbuy.com, unlocked with Dual Sim, 4G LTE, and VoLTE support at $199.00 compatible with all GSM Network operators in the Americas.

Learn more: www.bluproducts.com/index.php/vivo-5

Vivo XL

The BLU Vivo XL combines technology with nature, inspired by liquid metal, to form an exquisite finish that is stunning, and exclusive. A mirror like finish wraps around the device couples with a fine pattern detail resulting in a fashionable and unique design emphasizing a premium smartphone.

The BLU Vivo XL can tackle multiple tasks with ease including 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal memory plus expandable micro SD Slot.

The BLU Vivo XL will be available in Liquid Gold, Chrome Silver, Midnight Blue and Rose Gold and will go on sale in January on Amazon.com and BestBuy.com unlocked with Dual Sim, 4G LTE support at $149.00, compatible with all GSM networks in the Americas.

Learn more: www.bluproducts.com/index.php/vivo-xl

Full Specifications:

Vivo 5

  • Network: (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, (4G HSPA+ 21Mbps) 850/1700/1900/2100 MHz, (4G LTE Up to 150Mbps) 2/4/7
  • Display: 5.5-inch 720 x 1280, HD Super AMOLED
  • Processor: Mediatek 6753, 1.3 GHz Octa-Core with MALI-T720 graphics GPU
  • OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop Upgradeable to Android M 6.0
  • Camera:
    • Rear – 13.0 megapixel, PDAF with LED Flash, (1.12mm pixel size, 1/3 inch sensor, 2.0mm aperture) HD 1080p@30fps video recording
    • Front – 5.0 megapixel
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot, Type C-USB, FM Radio, VoLTE
  • Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB Internal Memory
  • Dimensions: 151.9 x 74.6 x 6.9 mm
  • Battery: Li-Ion 3150mAh
  • Available Colors: White-Silver and Solid Gold

Vivo XL

  • Network: (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, (4G HSPA+ 21Mbps) 850/1700/1900/2100 MHz, (4G LTE Up to 150Mbps) 2/4/7/12/17
  • Display: 5.5-inch 720 x 1280, HD Super AMOLED
  • Processor: Mediatek MT6753, 1.3 GHz Octa-Core with MALI-T720 graphics GPU
  • OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop, Upgradeable to Android M 6.0
  • Camera:
    • Rear 13.0 megapixel, PDAF with LED Flash, (1.12mm pixel size, 1/3 inch sensor, 2.0mm aperture) HD 1080p@30fps video recording
    • Front 5.0 megapixel
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot, Type C-USB, FM Radio
  • Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB Internal Memory
  • Dimensions: 155.2 x 76.6 x 7.5 mm
  • Battery: Li-Ion 3150mAh
  • Available Colors: Liquid Gold, Chrome Silver, Midnight Blue and Rose Gold