To say that BLU had a miserable summer would be an understatement. The Miami based company was hit with several privacy concerns and malware issues on their phones which, at one point, was so bad that Amazon removed their products from their site.
Yeah, it was bad.
But BLU has rebounded with a vengeance. They have patched up all of their issues, committed to more scrutiny of their firmware build and have even come out with a few new phones. The latest, the BLU VIVO 8L, was released yesterday and it is Today’s Deal.
The 5.3″ VIVO 8L is on an introductory price of $149.99 on their Amazon storefront and will work with GSM carriers here in the US. Here is what you get for that price.
The phone is powered by the MediaTek 6753 octa-core processor that is clocked at 1.2GHz. It is coupled with the Mali-T720 GPU for graphics performance. Onboard is a healthy 3GB of RAM and it comes with 32GB of Storage built in but that can be expanded up to an additional 64GB thanks the the MicroSD slot. Powering all of this is a 4000mAh battery that supports Quick Charge technology.
As for cameras, the main camera is a 13MP shooter with Sony optics while the front facing selfie camera is a whooping 20MP shooter with screen flash.
As mentioned, the VIVO 8L is designed to work with GSM carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, Cricket and others. Sorry, CDMA carriers like Verizon and Sprint are not supported. Here are the bands available:
- HSPA+ : 850/900/1700/1900/2100
- LTE: 1/2/3/4/7/12/17/28
The phone ships with Android Nougat 7.0 and to be frank, beyond security updates, don’t hold your breath on getting an Oreo update. BLU doesn’t do major version updates often.
To get more details or to order, head over to the BLU Amazon storefront for details.