BLU Vivo Air LTE announced as the thinnest LTE smartphone in the US

BLU Vivo Air LTE announced as the thinnest LTE smartphone in the US
Besides announcing the high-end (yet affordable) Life XL, BLU today also introduced the Vivo Air LTE, which is presented as "the thinnest 4G LTE smartphone in the Americas." Like the Vivo Air that BLU released back in January, the new device has a 5.1mm-thin profile, so it looks like it is, indeed, the slimmest LTE handset to be launched in America.

Built around an aluminum frame, the BLU Vivo Air LTE doesn't look too different from its predecessor. It comes with a few upgraded features, though, including Android Lollipop out of the box, a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, and 2 GB of RAM. Plus, of course, the handset has LTE connectivity - there's full support for T-Mobile LTE, while AT&T LTE is limited to the markets where the carrier is using LTE bands 2 and 4 (you'll have to check that in your region).

The BLU Vivo Air LTE also features a 4.8-inch Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1280 pixels, 8 MP rear camera, 5 MP front-facing camera, 16 GB of non-expandable storage space, and a 2050 mAh battery. The smartphone will be available starting September 22 via Amazon, being offered for $199 unlocked. Any buyers?


sources: BLU, Press release

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Vivo Air LTE
  • Display 4.8" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2050 mAh(11h 3G talk time)

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12 Comments

1. Fallen1

Posts: 288; Member since: Nov 14, 2014

Solid mid range phone IMO

11. MSi_GS70 unregistered

Quite nice

2. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

This is roughly the same size as the iPhone 6 but thinner and they still have a larger battery. What gives?

3. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Apple Just Doesn't Want To Pay For A Larger One.

7. darkoman4

Posts: 183; Member since: May 30, 2014

Also a non protruding camera as well.

4. denenatse

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 08, 2015

I would have, but I have an Elephone P8000 in the mail.

5. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Not to be obtuse, but exactly how do I check for the bands AT&T uses in my area .

13. andynaija

Posts: 1264; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

I'd say check out an LTE capable phone from AT&T in you area if it works very well look up what band numbers the phone is using... That's just my trial and error method I guess.

6. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

In spite of the bizarre set of bands, with a 720p AMOLED display and an Al case, it is a rather good value for $199.

9. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1249; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Damn good value. Might be my next phone.

10. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

16 gb non expandable is a deal breaker for me, I can't live with that, otherwise nice phone

12. P3rsona

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 25, 2015

WHy no micro sd.

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