The BLU Vivo X launches on Amazon with four cameras for $299

We are just days away from seeing a slew of new devices launched that will burn holes in our pockets. However, BLU is looking to help you save a few bucks and has announced its latest ‘flagship’ device with the BLU Vivo X.

The device sports a 6-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18:9, along with a resolution of 1440 x 720. Powering the Vivo X is the MediaTek 6757 chipset, which has been coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of onboard storage.

BLU upped its game with the Vivo X, as smartphone cameras continue to become more and more important. On the front, we have a dual-camera setup with a primary 20MP sensor and a secondary 120-degree wide-angle 8MP sensor, which will allow you make sure that everyone is in the shot.

Moving to the rear, there is another dual-camera system, with a primary 13MP sensor and a secondary 5MP sensor. This secondary sensor is said to help provide “depth of field” shots, which adds a Portrait Mode of sorts. Once the image has been taken, BLU has included software which will help enhance the image, to make sure that it truly pops.

Other specs for the Vivo X include a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, along with a massive 4,010mAh battery. BLU has included a quick charger, allowing you to go from 0% to 100% in just 2.5 hours.

BLU has also included some nice software additions, which include Face Unlock, allowing users to unlock their device without needing to use a pin code or the fingerprint scanner. However, for those who want to use the rear-mounted scanner, BLU claims you can unlock your device in just 0.2 seconds, which is rather fast for a budget device.

The BLU Vivo X is already listed on Amazon, but will officially be released to everyone on February 27th for $299. For a limited time, BLU is discounting the Vivo X by $50, bringing the price down to just $249. If you want to pick one up for yourself, hit the button down below!

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BLU announces $299 Vivo X with four cameras and an 18:9 display

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  • BLU announces its new flagship, the Vivo X.
  • The phone will have four cameras and a 6.0-inch widescreen display.
  • It will be sold unlocked on Amazon for $299, although it is currently on sale for $249.

While the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 has grabbed many headlines in the lead up to MWC, it’s nice to be reminded that some less lavish Android handsets are also in the works.

With that in mind, the announcement of the new Vivo X from BLU Products is a breath of fresh air. BLU specializes in selling affordable, unlocked, non-contract, devices and the Vivo X will only cost $299.

The Vivo X features a 6.0-inch, 18:9 widescreen display with 1440 x 720 resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass protection, a 2.6 GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio chip and four cameras.

The two front-facing camera features a 20 MP sensor with F/2.0 aperture and an 8 MP wide-angle camera. The main camera solution consists of a 13 MP and a 5 MP setup. BLU claims that both the front and back cameras are able to create bokeh effect shots. There is also slow-motion video recording on the main camera and enhanced depth of field and face beautification features on the selfie camera.

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Other features include 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, a fingerprint sensor, Dual SIM support, and fast charging.

The device runs Android Nougat which, as Oreo was released last August, might disappoint some (though it’s still featured on high-end phones like the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 currently).

While BLU said the phone will cost $299, it is on sale at Amazon for only $249 for a limited time—check it out at the link.

BLU Vivo X features 6-inch 18:9 display and four cameras, and it’s now available

BLU today introduced the Vivo X, its newest flagship Android smartphone.

The BLU Vivo X features a 6-inch 1440×720 display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. Above that display is a dual front-facing camera setup with one 20MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture and an 8MP camera with wide angle lens. Both cameras can combine to give you real time bokeh, and there’s also a front flash for to give you better low light selfies.

There’s a second dual camera setup on the back of the Vivo X. It’s packing a 13MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and laser focus, and there’s also a 5MP sensor. These two cameras also offer real-time bokeh.

Inside the BLU Vivo X is an octa-core MediaTek Helio P25 processor that’s paired with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of store, and a microSD card slot. A 4,010mAh battery powers the Vivo X, and there’s a rear fingerprint reader for added security.

Rounding out the Vivo X’s feature set are dual SIM slots, fast charging support, Maxx Audio sound enhancements, and Android 7.0 Nougat.

The BLU Vivo X is now available from Amazon.

BLU’s Vivo X could be worth a look for anyone in the market for an affordable Android smartphone. The quad camera setup is interesting, giving owners the ability to take portrait mode photos with blurry backgrounds, and it’s good to see BLU include an 18:9 display, which is a popular feature among smartphones nowadays.

BLU’s Pure View offers an 18:9 display and $200 price tag

  • The BLU Pure View was recently spotted on Amazon.
  • The phone features dual front-facing cameras, an 18:9 display, and a $200 price tag.
  • Oddly enough, BLU has not officially announced the Pure View.

As 18:9 displays become more popular, companies like BLU eventually adopt the stretchy standard. That eventuality came as a surprise yesterday, when the company quietly launched the Pure View.

The Pure View features a 5.7-inch, 18:9 display with HD+ (1440 x 720) resolution. Around back is a 13 MP camera and fingerprint sensor, while the front sports dual 8 MP cameras with flash. According to the Amazon listing, the front-facing cameras are also used for face unlocking. We are not sure if the Pure View includes any specialized hardware à la the iPhone X and Galaxy S8.

Elsewhere, MediaTek’s octa-core 1.3 GHz MT6753 chipset and 3 GB of RAM power the Pure View. You can boost the 32 GB of internal storage by an additional 64 GB through the microSD card slot.

We do not know what version of Android the phone features. Knowing BLU and its propensity to use older versions of Android, it would not come as a shock if the Pure View runs Android Nougat.

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Either way, the phone looks to be a decent option that introduces you to the world of 18:9 displays without breaking the bank. Then again, the Honor 7X and Moto G5 Plus have proven to be solid alternatives for around the same price.

Even though the Pure View is listed on Amazon, it is currently out of stock. Also, BLU has not officially announced the phone, though the listing appears more than legitimate. Just remember that the Pure View will only work on GSM networks like AT&T and T-Mobile.

If you are interested, you can keep tabs on the phone at the link below.

BLU R2 Plus features front and rear 13MP cameras, available today at limited time introductory price

BLU is prolific in the affordable Android smartphone market, and today the company introduced its latest offering.

The BLU R2 Plus is now official. It’s packing a 5.5-inch 1920×1080 display with 13-megapixel camera and LED flash above it for all of your selfie needs, and around back there’s a second 13-megapixel camera with LED flash and phase detection autofocus. A fingerprint reader rests below the rear camera.

Inside the BLU R2 Plus’s aluminum shell is a 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor paired with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a microSD card slot for adding more storage. There’s also a 3,000mAh battery for powering the whole package.

BLU has equipped the R2 Plus with 4G LTE bands 1/2/3/4/7/12/17/28, and the phone works with GSM operators like AT&T and T-Mobile in the US. The R2 Plus is sold unlocked.

If all that sounds good to you, then you can buy the BLU R2 Plus right now from Amazon. In fact, the Android 7.0-powered device is being discounted right now, with BLU opting to sell it at a cheaper introductory price for a limited time.

What do you think of BLU’s latest Android smartphone?