[CES 2016]: BLU introduces the Vivo 5 and Vivo XL smartphones

Multiple smartphone manufacturers took this year’s CES in Las Vegas to show their new devices. BLU was also present at the event and unveiled two new Vivo series devices – the BLU Vivo 5 and Vivo XL. Both are 4G LTE-enabled mid-range offerings featuring phablet-grade 5.5-inch AMOLED displays. They offer premium appealing metal unibody designs as well.

BLU Vivo 5

Talking about the BLU Vivo 5 first, the phone comes with a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD screen, and is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek SoC. The phone gets a generous 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage that can be further expanded by inserting a microSD card. On the software-front, the device runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, and is upgradeable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

For imaging, the Vivo 5 gets a 13-megapixel rear snapper with an LED flash and phase detection autofocus. For self-portraits, it houses a 5-megapixel shooter on the front. Connectivity features include a USB Type-C port, dual-SIM slots and 4G LTE. A meaty 3,150mAh battery keeps the handset alive.


The BLU Vivo XL keeps the same 5.5-inch AMOLED screen, but offers slightly downgraded specifications. The RAM on board is 2GB, while the internal storage has been lowered down to 16GB. The rest of its features are similar to the Vivo 5.

Coming to the pricing, the Vivo 5 and Vivo XL have been priced at $199 (approx. Rs 13,300) and $149 (around Rs 9,990) respectively. In the US, the Vivo 5 will go on sale next month, while the Vivo XL will be available later this month.


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