It's been nearly two years since Blu announced a new member to the Vivo line, but the company is gearing up to release the Vivo 4.3's successor, the Vivo 4.8. Stylistically, it has a similar look to the 4.3, albeit on a slightly larger scale due to its 4.8 inch display. Also like the 4.3, the 4.8 has a Super AMOLED panel with Blu's Nex Lens and Infinite View technologies. This is in contrast to other Blu devices of late, which all use IPS panels along with Nex Lens and Infinite View.

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For the most part, the Vivo 4.8 is a mid-range device, featuring many of the same components we've seen in Blu phones before:

  • Display: 4.8-inch 1280x720 Super AMOLED with Nex Lens and Infinite View technologies
  • Processor: Quad-Core 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6589T
  • GPU: PowerVR SGX544
  • RAM: 1GB
  • Camera: 8MP rear shooter, 5MP front
  • Storage: 16GB
  • Ports: microUSB, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Wireless: 3G 850 / 1900 or 850 / 2100; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • OS: Android 4.2.1
  • Dimensions/Weight: 138x70x6.9mm/146g
  • Battery: 2000mAh
  • Price: $249

In a nutshell, the Vivo 4.8 reminds me of a cross between the Life Play and the Life Pro with a slightly smaller display.

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