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BLU launches the 5.5-inch VIVO 5R for just $200

BLU has just launched its $200 VIVO 5R, a refresh to the company's VIVO 5, but boasting improved hardware taken from the company's VIVO XL handset.

Published onSeptember 13, 2016


BLU is back with another low cost smartphone for US consumers today. The new VIVO 5R is touted as a refresh to the company’s VIVO 5, but boasts improved hardware taken from the company’s VIVO XL handset.

Delving right on into the specifications reveals a 5.5-inch display with a 1080p resolution. There’s an octa-core MT6753 processor powering the handset, paired up with 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot. While the 1.3GHz Cortex-A53 CPU cores aren’t the most powerful on the market, this hardware setup should easily get you though the basics and a fair bit of multi-tasking.

The smartphone’s camera configuration is reasonably promising too. There’s a 13 megapixel camera on the back and an 8 megapixel front facing camera for higher resolution selfies. The phone also comes with a large 3,150mAh battery that should handily get you though the day. The dimensions are set at 154.5 x 75.6 x 8.3 mm.

The VIVO 5R comes with a few higher end features too. There’s a USB Type-C port on the bottom, a fingerprint scanner located on the back just below the camera, and Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box this time around.

The BLU vivo 5R is already available to pre-order in Gun Metal Grey or White-Gold from Amazon with a $199.99 price tag. The shipping date is scheduled for September 21st.

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