BLU Products introduces the BLU Vivo 5R, the "refreshed" version of the Vivo 5 launched in January. The BLU Vivo 5R has added several improvements and features previously unavailable on the Vivo 5, while maintaining the same $199.99 price point.
Additionally, users who purchased the BLU Vivo 5 will soon receive the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update. It will be available as an over-the-air (OTA) update directly to smartphones.
The new BLU Vivo 5R "Refresh" was crafted using premium grade metal, and key features include:
- The BLU Vivo 5R now has an improved resolution utilizing a Full HD 1080p display, including a curved glass touch panel. Previously, Vivo 5 was using an HD 720p display.
- Improvements in the front selfie camera include an upgraded 8.0 Megapixel Sensor, and added Front Facing LED-Flash, which lights up any night time photo. The older Vivo 5 was 5 Mega Pixel with no front facing flash.
- Fast fingerprint sensor is now available on the Vivo 5R, which allows for unlocking of the phone, and improved security for files, and other fingerprint security features available.
- The BLU Vivo 5R has added new LTE bands for more high speed network coverage. Band 12 for T-Mobile, and Band 17 for AT&T are now present, for improved coverage in the USA.
- The BLU Vivo 5R is shipping with the latest Android version 6.0 Marshmallow.
- Other features including 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 13.0 Megapixel rear camera, Large Battery and Awesome Battery Life, Incredible DTS Sound, and Octa-Core 1.3 GHz Processor all remain the same.
The BLU Vivo 5R is available for purchase in Gun Metal Grey and White-Gold on Amazon.com with release shipping out to customers on September 21st.
- Network: (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, (4G HSPA+ 42Mbps) 850/1700/1900/2100 MHz, (4G LTE Up to 150Mbps) 2/4/7/12/17
- Display: 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920, 401 ppi
- Processor: MediaTek 6753, 1.3 GHz Octa-Core with MALI-T720 graphics GPU
- OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Rear - 13.0 megapixel, PDAF with LED Flash, (1.12mm pixel size, 1/3 inch sensor, 2.0mm aperture) HD 1080p@30fps video recording
- Front - 8.0 megapixel, LED Flash
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot, Type C-USB, FM Radio, DTS Surround Sound Technology
- Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB Internal Memory
- Dimensions: 154.5 x 75.6 x 8.3 mm
- Battery: Li-Polymer 3150mAh
- Available Colors: Gun-Metal Grey and Solid Gold