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BLU Vivo gets a 4.65-inch HD display upsize, goes on sale in January for $300 unlocked
Back in September, the Latin America-based BLU Products launched the Vivo 4.3, a phone that boasts some good specs (for a budget offering) and an attractive price point. Building on the success of the Vivo 4.3, BLU is releasing a bigger variant of the phone, the Vivo 4.65 HD.
Maintaining the slim and elegant look of the predecessor, the BLU Vivo 4.65 HD also utilizes the same dual-core MediaTek MT6577 chip, though it is now clocked higher at 1.2GHz. The other big change, as you might’ve guessed, is the use of a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display .
Other specs of the Vivo 4.65 HD include 1GB of RAM, 8MP rear camera, 3G/HSPA, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. If that’s not enough to whet your mobile appetite, you’ll also get “true dual-SIM capability”, which allows you to receive calls on both numbers at the same time.
Understandably, the new Vivo will come with a higher price tag than the previous model, but it’s actually not that huge of a difference. The unlocked dual-SIM phone will retail for $299.99 when it lands in U.S. in January. It’ll also be available in Latin America and select Asian countries soon.
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MIAMI, Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — BLU Products, one of the fastest growing mobile phone manufacturers in the world, announced the new VIVO 4.65 HD, as a big brother to the already popular and bestselling VIVO 4.3 which launched earlier this year. Improvements on the VIVO 4.65 HD, include an increased screen size to 4.65″, as opposed to 4.3″ from the previous model, as well as improved display resolution with an HD Super AMOLED display, and increase to 1GB of RAM.
“We are thrilled as we continue to add to the successful series of VIVO smartphone devices using Super AMOLED Technology displays, resulting in remarkably bright and vivid color reproduction, with the best viewing experience available on a mobile phone today,” said Samuel-Ohev-Zion, CEO of BLU Products. “BLU is determined to continue to bring the best technology and specs available on mobile devices, with several incredible product launches coming in the first half of 2013.”
The VIVO 4.65 HD, continues with its predecessor’s design language, which features no physical hardware buttons on the front to ensure a seamless elegant design, and is run by a MediaTek MT6577 dual core 1.2 GHz Cortex™-A9 CPU with 3G/HSPA connectivity, running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System. Additionally, the VIVO 4.65 HD is designed to deliver high-end multimedia capability, with an 8MP autofocus camera, and HD video recording and playback. The highlights of the phone include the rich viewing experience of the brilliant HD Super AMOLED 4.65″ Display, along with true dual SIM capability allowing both SIMs to be active and receive calls simultaneously.
The unlocked VIVO 4.65 HD will begin shipping to major US Retailers in January of 2013, with an MSRP of $299.99 and will soon follow through Latin America, and parts of Asia.