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BLU announces $299 vivo X with four cameras and an 18:9 display

The handset also includes a 2.6 GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio SoC, fingerprint scanner, and 4 GB of RAM.

Published onFebruary 22, 2018

BLU VIVO X (PRNewsfoto/BLU Products)
  • BLU announces its new flagship, the vivo X.
  • The phone will have four cameras and a 6.0-inch widescreen display.
  • It will be sold unlocked on Amazon for $299, although it is currently on sale for $249.

While the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S9 has grabbed many headlines in the lead up to MWC, it’s nice to be reminded that some less lavish Android handsets are also in the works.

With that in mind, the announcement of the new vivo X from BLU Products is a breath of fresh air. BLU specializes in selling affordable, unlocked, non-contract, devices and the vivo X will only cost $299.

The vivo X features a 6.0-inch, 18:9 widescreen display with 1440 x 720 resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass protection, a 2.6 GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio chip and four cameras.

The two front-facing camera features a 20 MP sensor with F/2.0 aperture and an 8 MP wide-angle camera. The main camera solution consists of a 13 MP and a 5 MP setup. BLU claims that both the front and back cameras are able to create bokeh effect shots. There is also slow-motion video recording on the main camera and enhanced depth of field and face beautification features on the selfie camera.

BLU's Pure View offers an 18:9 display and $200 price tag

Other features include 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of storage, a fingerprint sensor, Dual SIM support, and fast charging.

The device runs Android Nougat which, as Oreo was released last August, might disappoint some (though it’s still featured on high-end phones like the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 currently).

While BLU said the phone will cost $299, it is on sale at Amazon for only $249 for a limited time—check it out at the link.