Blu has announced another budget-level smartphone at an affordable price called as Blu Vivo 5 Mini. The handset is priced at £49.99 ($62) and will be released on 10th of January 2017 via Amazon.co.uk. The smartphone will come with a metallic finish, and the speakers are placed below beside the microphone. The power buttons and volume rockers are placed on the left, and we can see a LED flash on the rear just beside the rear camera.
Blu Vivo 5 Mini comes with a 4-inch display and supports dual SIM. With all the entry level devices also coming with 4G support, Blu Vivo is limited to 3G connectivity which can be a big con considering that this new generation is already addicted to faster data speeds. Out of the box, the handset will come with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and might now receive further updates looking at its specifications.
On the rear the device sports a 5MP camera with LED flash, and it is accompanied with 2MP camera on the front for video calling and selfies. Under the hood, there is a MediaTek 6580 Quad-core Processor with a clocking speed of 1.3GHz coupled with 512MB of RAM. The handset sports 4GB of onboard memory that can be extended up to a maximum of 64GB via microSD card slot.
The smartphone is compatible with carriers like Vodafone, O2, T-mobile, Three, Labara, giffgaff, Talkmobile, Talk, Tesco Mobiles and EE. The Vivo 5 Mini is a smaller version of Vivo 5 that was released earlier. The Vivo 5 sports a 5.5-inch display with 1280 x 720-pixel display and pixel density of 267 PPI. To power the device there is an Octa core 1.3 GHz Cortex A53 Media MT6753 processor coupled with Mali-T720 MP3 GPU and 3GB RAM.
The Blu Vivo 5 will be competing against the devices like Lenovo A2010, Micromax Canvas A1, Samsung Tizen Z3. Infocus M260, Xolo Era 4G, Asus Zenfone Go and Lava P7 which are in similar price range and specifications. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar and comment in the section below to know more about the same. We will be updating the article once the device is launched.