BLU unveils the Vivo 5R smartphone in the US: Price, Features, Avalability, and Key Specs

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Vivo 5R

American mobile phone manufacturers, BLU, has recently unveiled a new smartphone which goes by the name BLU Vivo 5R. The phone will be a newer development of the Vivo 5 that was launched earlier this year. The new smartphone, which is priced competitively at $199, is available for pre-orderingfor buyers in the United States on Amazon; it will be shipped after its release on September 21, 2016. As for the smartphone’s availability outside of the US, BLU officials are yet to reveal any information.

The BLU Vivo 5Ris aimed at the mid-level market with a befitting build andspecifications. The smartphone sports a savvylook, thanks to its smooth metal body which has a fingerprint scanner embedded at the backanda5.5 inch Full HD Display with Curved Glass in front. The Vivo 5R is powered by a1.3GHzMediaTek 6753 Octa-Core Processor, along with 3GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage (expandable up to 64 GB via MicroSD). It features a 13 MP primary camera that comeswith aSony IMX258 sensor,Phase Detection Autofocus, and an LED flash. The phone’s 8 MP secondary camera is also equipped with an LED flash. The Vivo 5R runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and is backed by a decent3,150 mAh battery with 10W quick charging option.It measures 154.5 x 75.6 x 8.15 mm in dimensions, and weighs 161 g. It will be available in two colour variations-Gun Metal Grey and White Gold.

The Vivo 5R is said to be compatible with various networks includingAT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket, and MetroPCS among others. Connectivity options on-board the device include 4G LTE,4G HSPA+, along withWi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, Micro-USB, and A-GPS.

 Vivo 5R

BLU Vivo 5R Key Specs:

  • Display:5.5″ Full HD Display with Curved Glass,
  • Fingerprint Scanner: Yes,
  • Camera: 13MP Sony IMX258 Main Camera with Phase Detection Autofocus and 8MP wide-angle Selfie Camera,
  • Processor: MediaTek 6753 64-Bit 1.3GHz Octa Core Processor,
  • Memory: 3 GB RAM , 32 GB memory (expandable via Micro SD up to 64 GB),
  • Battery: 3,150 mAh Battery,
  • Connectivity: 4G LTE, (2/4/7/12/17), 4G HSPA+,
  • Dimensions:154.5 x 75.6 x 8.15 mm,
  • Weight: 161 g.

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