Today, budget Android phone maker Blu announced its latest flagship handset, the Blu Vivo X. The device’s standout feature is that it has not two or even three, but four cameras. The Blu Vivo X continues the trend of lower-end phones featuring four cameras, with a dual front-facing one for taking selfies and a more powerful dual rear-facing system for standard mobile photography. Blu explains the logic in the press release: “When it comes to cameras, two is better than one, and four is better than two.”
The phone has a six-inch screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 1440 x 720 resolution. The front of the phone is made of curved Gorilla Glass, with a 20-megapixel camera and a 8-megapixel camera to help create a bokeh, or blurred background, effect. The Blu Vivo X’s rear-facing cameras are 13-megapixel and 5-megapixel.
The phone is powered by MediaTek’s Helio 2.6 GHz octa-core CPU, which is supposed to provide “high end flagship performance,” and a non-removable 4,010mAh battery that’s capable of fast charging in under two hours.
It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable internal storage. It runs Android Nougat 7.0 out of the box, which is disappointing but expected for a lower-end phone. It has a fingerprint sensor, facial recognition, and a microSD slot.
While the phone’s specs are pretty standard, it’s the selfie features that stand out. There’s a Panorama Selfie mode that uses the camera’s ability to shoot in 120 degrees, a Group Selfie mode “to make sure you don’t miss anyone,” and an option for a softer front-facing flash.
It’s on sale on Amazon for $299.99, but the device is currently discounted down to $249.99. It comes in a single Midnight Black color.