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BLU Products Introduces BLU Life 8, BLU Vivo IV Android Smartphones

BLU Products, a company that has its headquarters in Florida, has announced two new products that sports “true octa-core mobile processing” thanks to its use of the MediaTek MT6592 SoC. The company might not be popular and isn’t a big player in the industry however it has been releasing several models with interesting specs that are affordable. Its latest models are the BLU Life 8 and the BLU Vivo IV Android smartphones.

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BLU Vivo IV

Let’s start with the BLU Vivo IV. This is the 4th model in the company’s Vivo series that uses a 5-inch Super AMOLED display. Its body is almost entirely (98 percent) made of glass and aluminum making it have a premium feel. It is protected at the front and back with Corning Gorilla glass allowing it to withstand the rigors of everyday use. It’s also one of the thinnest smartphone available in the market measuring only 5.5mm thin.

According to Samuel Ohev-Zion, CEO of BLU Products, “Once you hold the VIVO IV, it exudes a feeling of truly impressive uncompromised luxury not available anywhere else. Combined with the equally impressive hardware inside, the result is a smartphone which can be considered among the best available in the market today regardless of price.”

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Technical Specifications

  • Network: 2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps) 850/1900/2100, Single Micro-SIM Card Slot
  • Display: Full HD Super AMOLED 5.0 inch 1080 x 1920, with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
  • Processor: MediaTek Octa-Core MT6592 1.7GHz with Mali450-MP4 Graphics Core
  • OS: Android v4.2 Jelly Bean, upgradable to Android 4.4 Kitkat in June 2014
  • Camera: Rear – 13 megapixel with LED Flash, Video Record 1080p @ 30fp; Front – 5.0 megapixel
  • Connectivity: WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi Hotspot, micro-USB, FM Radio
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Compass
  • Memory: 16GB internal memory, 2GB RAM
  • Dimensions: 145 x 70 x 5.5 mm
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery

This model is now available in the market and costs $299 unlocked.

BLU Life 8

The second device that the company announced is the BLU Life 8. This is the latest model in the company’s Life series that offers flagship performance yet is priced affordably. This model is 7.5mm thin and comes in several color options which obviously targets the younger generation. Some of thekey feature of this device are its 5-inch HD display, 8 mega pixel main camera plus 2 mega pixel front facing camera, and its Dual SIM Dual Active technology.

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Technical Specifications

  • Network: 2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps) 850/1900 (L280a) or 850/2100 (L280i), Dual SIM, Dual Active
  • Display: 5.0 inch 720 x 1080, with IPS, OGS Touchpanel, and Full Lamination Technology
  • Processor: MediaTek Octa-Core MT6592 1.7GHz with Mali450-MP4 Graphics Core
  • OS: Android v4.2 Jelly Bean, upgradable to Android 4.4 Kitkat in June 2014
  • Camera: Rear – 8.0 megapixel with LED Flash, Video Record 1080p @ 30fp; Front – 2.0 megapixel
  • Connectivity: WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi Hotspot, micro-USB, FM Radio
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Compass
  • Memory: 8GB internal memory, 1GB RAM , Expandable Micro-SD Slot up to 64GB
  • Dimensions: 145 x 70 x 7.5mm
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 2000 mAh battery

The BLU Life 8 is already available in the market and is priced at $199 unlocked.

via prnewswire