Blu has announced its latest flagship handset Blu Vivo X, and its stand-out feature is that it comes with four cameras and costs just around $299 ($249.99 for a limited time). The budget handset maker stated that the new smartphone would come with a dual front-facing camera for taking selfies and dual rear-facing system for standard mobile photography.
“When it comes to cameras, two is better than one, and four is better than two,” Blu said in its press release. About the cameras, Blu says, “The VIVO X boasts a dual Super Selfie camera configuration with a 20 megapixel Sony IMX376 camera sensor featuring advanced technologies, F/2.0 aperture, and 1/2.8 inch sensor with 5P lens which provides more clarity and capture impeccable selfies.”
Complementing the 20MP snapper is 8MP Vivo X’s 120° Wide Angle camera to ensure that the user captures even the finest details. Further, the rear dual camera setup includes a 13-megapixel camera sensor featuring advanced technologies, F/2.0 aperture, a 1/3-inch sensor with a 5P lens, Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF) with Laser Focus for twice the focus rate and accuracy and real-time HDR. The second rear camera at 5 megapixel captures the depth of field to take the perfect picture, the company claims.
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Talking of other features, the Blu Vivo X comes with a 6-inch 1440 x 720, 18:9 touchscreen encased into Gorilla Glass 3. The handset has a screen to body ratio of 80%. Blu Vivo X is powered by MediaTek’s Helio P25 chipset with 2.6 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 CPU. The smartphone offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD).
Blu has pinned a fingerprint scanner at the back, while the handset boasts of a 4010 mAh battery. The handset is integrated with Ultra-Fast 5V/2A fast charging capability, which the company claims will fully charge the phone in under 120 minutes. The Vivo X has a dual-sim slot and support carriers such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket and MetroPCS. The handset runs on Android 7.0 Nougat.
Apart from four cameras and competitive specs, the Vivo X comes with features such as Slow Motion Video Recording, Face Beautification Software for Video and Picture, Panorama Mode, Real-time Bokeh Effect and Adjustable Depth of Field.
The Blu Vivo X is available in Midnight Black only, but more colors could be announced in the future. The handset is already available for purchase at Amazon. It must be noted that though the company has mentioned the price at $299.99, Amazon shows a limited time offer at $249.99. Blu, on the other hand, has promised $100 off to the early buyers, notes TechTimes.
Initial reviews say some great things about the phone with four cameras, given the generosity that Blu exhibits in offering accessories. The package contains ear buds and a reverse charge cable, and inside the box you will find a silicone protective case, a sticker, a screen protector and guide book, according to AndroidGuys.
The Blu Vivo X may be a little bigger compared to the standard size of phones, but it is still nice to hold. “The VIVO X was gorgeously designed and precisely engineered with structural integrity and aesthetic elements with a narrow bezel, perfectly placed fingerprint sensor, and an 18:9 curved glass display,” the company says.