Blu Vivo 5 and Vivo XL smartphones with Metal Built and USB Type C port launched at CES 2016

By Sayan

US based smartphone brand, Blu has now unveiled two new phones at this year CES trade show in Las Vegas. Dubbed the Blu Vivo 5 and Vivo XL, the smartphones come with the latest USB Type C port and a metallic build.

Blu Vivo 5 and Vivo XL smartphones with Metal Built and USB Type C

Unlike popular belief though, the Vivo XL is the costlier of the duo so don't get deceived by the 'XL' moniker. Incidentally the Blu Vivo 5 XL also comes with the similar sized display as found in the Vivo 5, hence it's not quite clear why the brand has given it a XL title.

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The Blu Vivo 5 features a full metal design with a 5.5 inch HD (1280x720p) Super AMOLED display reinforced by Gorilla Glass 3 upfront. Under the hood the Vivo 5 smartphone touts a 1.3GHz Octacore Mediatek 6753 SoC and 3GB of RAM. Furthermore the smartphone comes with 32GB of internal storage along with a slot for memory expansion via Micro SD card slot (upto 64GB). In terms of camera the Blu Vivo 5 sports a 13MP rear equipped with PDAF and 5MP front facing shooter.

Blu Vivo 5 and Vivo XL smartphones with Metal Built and USB Type C

On the other hand the Blu Vivo XL comes with a liquid metal finish and sports similar innards as seen in its higher priced brother. The main areas where Blu have cut corners include the smaller RAM (2GB from 3GB), storage (16GB from 32GB), lack of PDAF sensor in the rear camera and the built.

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Both the Blu phones however run on Android Lollipop 5.1. Blu further claim that the smartphone are upgradeable to Android Marshmallow (6.0). The dual SIM handsets comes with 4G LTE connectivity and are powered by a 3150mAH battery.

Blu Vivo 5 and Vivo XL smartphones with Metal Built and USB Type C

The Blu Vivo 5 is priced at $199 which is roughly Rs 13,250 and will hit the stores next month in two colour variants - While Silver and Gold. The Vivo XL on the other hand will go on sale from this month itself at $149 (Rs 10,000 approx.) in a variety of colours including Chrome Silver, Liquid Gold, Midnight Blue and Rose Gold.

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