American smartphone maker BLU has unveiled the world’s first Android 9.0 Pie Go edition smartphone called – The Vivo Go. It is the first phone to run the trimmed down version of the Google’s latest Android Pie operating system. The concept of GO Edition was introduced by Google with Android Oreo, to run the newest Android smoothly on a budget phones line-up that utilizes less RAM.
Apart from the latest Android Pie Go Edition, the BLU Vivo Go features a 6-inch HD+ curved display with an 18:9 aspect ratio. The display also offers a screen-to-body-ratio of 87% and a resolution of 720×1440 pixels. The device features in a metallic and glossy finish with the curved display on the front.
Under the hood, the Vivo Go is powered by a 1.5GHz Quad-Core MediaTek 6739 chipset paired with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage, which further has a micro-SD expansion of up to 64GB. On the camera front, the Vivo Go features a dual camera set up on the rear – an 8MP primary sensor along with a 0.3MP VGA camera. The front of the device hosts a 5MP camera sensor as well. The Vivo Go is kept alive by a 2600mAh battery, and lastly, it features a fingerprint sensor on the rear for authentication.
As stated, the Android Pie Go Edition brings in the trimmed versions of Google’s most popular apps that include – recently launched Files Go app, Gmail, Google Search, Google Assistant and Maps Go apps as well. The dual-SIM capable BLU Vivo Go phone is priced at $79.99 and features in Black color variant only.