Blu Debuts Vivo 5R Handset, for Sale from Amazon and Best Buy
Blu announced the Vivo 5R, what it calls a refresh of the Vivo 5. The 5R features a metal-and-glass design, with aluminum body panels, 2.5D curved glass, and a fingerprint reader on back. The display measures 5.5 inches across the diagonal and offers full HD resolution. The Vivo 5R is powered by a MediaTek 6753 processor, which has eight cores clocked at 1.3 GHz, and is accompanied by a Mali T-720 GPU. The phone includes 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, and supports memory cards up to 64 GB. Blu gave the phone a 13-megapixel main camera with LED flash and phase-detection autofocus, and an 8-megapixel front camera with LED selfie flash. The phone includes a 3,150mAh battery with rapid charging, and it supports LTE bands 2, 4, 7, 12, and 17 for moderate compatibility with AT&T, Cricket, T-Mobile, and MetroPCS. The Blu Vivo 5R runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and goes on sale September 21 for $199. It is sold unlocked.
Hands-On with the Blu Vivo 5R
Blu recently announced the Vivo 5R, a well-spec'd device that it plans to sell directly to U.S. consumers.
Review: Blu Vivo 5
Blu is selling the Vivo 5 directly to consumers unlocked. This Android device is slim, attractive, and made from good materials.
Hands On with the Blu Vivo 5 and XL
Blu is not only a fast-growing company, they're a fast-changing one as well. Most Blu phones to date have been cheap, plastic, and loaded with plain Android.
Hands On with Vivo's Under-the-Glass Fingerprint Reader
Vivo has a phone at CES that includes a fingerprint sensor buried under the display glass. The technology was developed by Synpatics and Vivo is among the first to put it to use.