The two smartphones join a growing range of mid-tier devices from Blu Products, which will compete in the growing budget-end of the smartphone market against such names as Motorola, ZTE, and Wileyfox.
The Vivo 5 comes with a 5.5-inch 720p HD display, 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, 13-megapixel rear camera, 5-megapixel front camera, and a 3,150mAh battery.
The smartphone supports 4G LTE, USB Type-C, and Bluetooth 4.0, however it lacks Wi-Fi and NFC support. It comes running Android 5.1 Lollipop, with a planned upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow coming soon.
The device is built from a single block of aluminum for a unibody design, and is available in white silver or solid gold. It will be available on Amazon.com and at Best Buy in the coming weeks for $200.
Despite having XL in the name, the device has the same 5.5-inch 720p HD display as the Vivo 5. It also shares the same processor and graphics card, though it slumps a bit on memory with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It has the same impressive 3,150mAh battery and the same front and back camera.
Blu doesn’t mention the material used for the Vivo XL, though it looks similar to the Vivo 5 in the press photos. The back features a textured cover, instead of the minimalist metallic back offered on the Vivo 5.
The Vivo XL has a few more color options for customers, starting with liquid gold, chrome silver, midnight blue, and rose gold at launch. It will also be available at Amazon.com and Best Buy and it starts at $150.
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