BLU unveiled a $299 smartphone in May that features a 5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display, an octa-core CPU a few months ago. The BLU Vivo IV has high-end specs, but a mid-range price. And now it’s available for purchase in the US.

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The BLU Vivo IV sports a MediaTek MT6592 ARM Cortex-A7 octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 2300mAh battery.

It has a 13MP camera on the back and a 5MP front-facing camera, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, FM radio, and GPS. The phone features a Super AMOLED display.

The phone measures just 5.5mm (about 0.22 inches thick) and has an aluminum and glass case.

There are a few things that the phone doesn’t have. It’s a GSM phone that supports HSPA+ networks but not 4G LTE networks. And it doesn’t ship with the latest version of Android. While BLU says it’ll support an Android 4.4 update right now the phone runs Android 4.2.

Amazon sells the unlocked smartphone for $299. It’s available in black, white/gold or white/silver and the BLU Vivo IV supports AT&T or T-Mobile’s networks in the United States.

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via Pocket Lint

 

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5 replies on “BLU Vivo IV $299 smartphone w/8-core CPU, full HD screen now available”

  1. Buy one of these and you sure will be stuck on an older android version.

    1. Not true. I have a blue life play that was just updated to 4.4.2

  2. wonder if these companys calculate the millions of customers they WONT get just because of no LTE …seems so silly

    1. This is a budget high-end device. Not a $800 flagship phone. $300 for a phone w/ no LTE seems right.

      1. I think $300 is a bit much to pay for
        a non-LTE phone. I’d pay no more
        than $250. I recently got a new
        LG G2 Mini unlocked dual SIM
        for $210.

        That said, BLU, Xiaomi, and One Plus,
        among others, are introducing what look
        on paper like very nice phones at great
        prices, as does Asus. Of these, I only
        feel comfortable with Asus, given their
        reputation in PCs.

        I’m more conservative with phones
        than PCs, since when you need a
        phone to work, it could be a life-or-death
        emergency.

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