MIAMI, May 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BLU Products, one of the fastest growing mobile phone manufacturers in the world announced follow-ups to their flagship LIFE and VIVO series of smartphone devices. The new BLU LIFE 8 and BLU VIVO IV are the first mobile devices available in the Americas with true octa-core mobile processing. Powered by the MT6592 chipset from MediaTek with advanced eight-core application processing and industry-leading multimedia capabilities, the result is super-phone class computing (30,000 AnTuTu Benchmark) and excellent power efficiency.
BLU VIVO IV
The VIVO IV is the fourth generation of the BLU VIVO series featuring Super AMOLED display technology, featuring remarkable advancements in technology and design, resulting in the thinnest (5.5mm) and most beautiful smartphone device available in the world today. Built out of one solid block of aluminum using the latest CNC and antenna technologies, then covered with Corning Gorilla glass on both the front and back, the VIVO IV's body is made up almost entirely (98%) of glass and aluminum for a feeling of unrivaled quality and luxury.
Inside the gorgeous device is a 5.0-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display with 441 ppi, resulting in the most remarkably vivid color and brightness of any display available today. Photos and videos are captured with a 13 mega pixel main camera plus 5 mega pixel front facing camera. The VIVO IV's memory configuration includes 16GB built in storage plus 2GB RAM.
"Once you hold the VIVO IV, it exudes a feeling of truly impressive uncompromised luxury not available anywhere else," said Samuel Ohev-Zion, CEO of BLU Products. "Combined with the equally impressive hardware inside, the result is a smartphone which can be considered among the best available in the market today regardless of price."
BLU LIFE 8
The BLU LIFE 8 is the latest device in BLU's LIFE series delivering stunning design and premium build quality with flagship performance. The design for the Life 8 delivers on the latest in modern design with a unique slim design (7.5mm), plus young energetic color options, setting itself apart as an option for high fashion and trendsetters.
Built inside the Life 8 is a 5.0-inch HD display with 294 ppi, utilizing full lamination, IPS, and OGS technologies with an incredible color reproduction, brightness and quality for a perfect viewing experience. Camera options include an 8.0 mega pixel main camera plus 2 mega pixel front facing camera. The LIFE 8's memory configuration includes 8GB built in storage plus 1GB RAM, with an expandable Micro SD slot of up to 64GB. Additional features include Dual SIM Dual Active technology for multiple SIM card support.
Availability and Pricing
The BLU VIVO IV is now shipping unlocked, available in White-Silver, Rose Gold, or Black, at Amazon.com for $299.00, as well as several other dealer agents and retail partners throughout the USA and Latin America.
The BLU LIFE 8 is now shipping unlocked, available in Neon variants of Orange, Pink and Yellow, in addition to Ceramic White at Amazon.com for $199.00, as well as several other dealer agents and retail partners throughout the USA and Latin America.
Initial shipments for both models are with v4.2 Jelly Bean, however v4.4 Kit Kat will be shipping by the end of June and will also be made immediately available for users of both models to upgrade as well.
Full Specifications Include:
-- Network: 2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps) 850/1900/2100, Single Micro-SIM Card Slot -- Display: Full HD Super AMOLED 5.0 inch 1080 x 1920, with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection -- Processor: MediaTek Octa-Core MT6592 1.7GHz with Mali450-MP4 Graphics Core -- OS: Android v4.2 Jelly Bean, upgradable to Android 4.4 Kitkat in June 2014 -- Camera: Rear - 13 megapixel with LED Flash, Video Record 1080p @ 30fp; Front - 5.0 megapixel -- Connectivity: WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi Hotspot, micro-USB, FM Radio -- Sensor: Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Compass -- Memory: 16GB internal memory, 2GB RAM -- Dimensions: 145 x 70 x 5.5 mm -- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 2300 mAh battery
BLU LIFE 8
-- Network: 2G (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, 3G (HSPA+ 21Mbps) 850/1900 (L280a) or 850/2100 (L280i), Dual SIM, Dual Active -- Display: 5.0 inch 720 x 1080, with IPS, OGS Touchpanel, and Full Lamination Technology -- Processor: MediaTek Octa-Core MT6592 1.7GHz with Mali450-MP4 Graphics Core -- OS: Android v4.2 Jelly Bean, upgradable to Android 4.4 Kitkat in June 2014 -- Camera: Rear - 8.0 megapixel with LED Flash, Video Record 1080p @ 30fp; Front - 2.0 megapixel -- Connectivity: WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi Hotspot, micro-USB, FM Radio -- Sensor: Accelerometer, Proximity, Gyroscope, Compass -- Memory: 8GB internal memory, 1GB RAM , Expandable Micro-SD Slot up to 64GB -- Dimensions: 145 x 70 x 7.5mm -- Battery: Non-removable Li-Po 2000 mAh battery
About BLU Products
BLU Products, founded in 2009, designs and manufacturers affordable, attractive and innovative mobile devices to suit a wide variety of consumer needs. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, BLU is pioneering the advancement of the prepaid and no-contract revolution by providing a vast portfolio of advanced unlocked mobile phones to thousands of dealer agents, MVNO's, and large retailers throughout the United States and Latin America.
BLU Products Contact:
Carmen Gonzalez, Channel Marketing Manager, USA
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