No, this device is not from Vivo, the Chinese company that is already all over the Philippines. This one is from Blu, an American-based smartphone company, which ironically hasn’t prospered in the country yet.
After a little research, we found out that the word “Vivo” is a Latin word that translates to “within the living”. Hence, its neutral nature allows other companies to use the name on their gadgets. This is the same case as to what Blu did on their new Blu Vivo X.
With that, the new Blu Vivo X is indeed quite interesting due to its blown-out specs. For one, this device has four cameras, which is only present in a few midrange devices today. There’s a 20-megapixel shooter in front and an accompanying 8-megapixel sensor with a 120-degree wide-angle lens at the back.
Meanwhile, on the back is a 13-megapixel shooter and an extra 5-megapixel sensor for its Bokeh mode feature.
The Blu Vivo X also has a 6-inch In-Cell display with the trendy 18:9 aspect ratio. And to staple its midrange status, it only has an HD+ resolution of 1440 x 720 pixels.
Under the hood, there’s a MediaTek Helio P25 octa-core processor as its main brain. It’s partnered with 4GB of RAM and a roomy 64GB of onboard storage.
Blu Vivo X Specs
- Android 7.0 Nougat
- 6-inch HD+ In-Cell display, 1440 x 720 resolution, ~268ppi
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- 2.6GHz MediaTek Helio P25 octa-core processor
- 4GB RAM
- Mali-T880 GPU
- 64GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 64GB
- 20-megapixel + 8-megapixel (120-degree wide-angle) dual front cameras, LED flash
- 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual rear cameras, LED flash
- Fingerprint scanner
- 4G LTE
- WiFi a/b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
- Bluetooth v4.0
- GPS, A-GPS
- Dimensions: 160 x 76.8 x 8.2mm
- Weight: 188g
- 4010mAh non-removable Li-Po battery
The Blu Vivo X retails for a price of USD249.99 (~Php12,900). Its availability in the country is still uncertain, however, if you’re really interested, you can order it online in the US via Amazon.