BLU announce the confusingly named Vivo 5 and Vivo XL

blu vivo 5 and vivo xl

U.S fans of affordable unlocked smartphones will find the two latest Blu Vivo phones of interest, even if we do think the naming is a little odd.

Blu’s to new additions to the Vivo range (not to be confused with Vivo the brand) are the Vivo 5 and Vivo XL. Generally a phone’s name might give a clue to the phone and you might suppose the Vivo 5 has a 5-inch display and the XL something a bit bigger.

In actual fact both phones have a 5.5-inch panel, and the XL actually has slightly lower hardware specifications.

The Blu Vivo 5 ships with a 5.5-inch 1280 x 720 Super Amoled display, Mediatek MT6753 SoC, 3GB RAM, 32GB memory and 13 mega-pixel rear camera for $199.

The Vivo XL has the same Super AMOLED panel, Mediatek chipset and rear camera but 2GB RAM and a 3150mAh battery. The XL will cost $149.

Both phones will be available through Amazon and Best Buy and both will come with Android 5.1 OS with promised future update to Android 6.0.

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