Blu Vivo 8 offers a metal body, Android Nougat and other nice features for under $300


If you're in need of a new unlocked Android smartphone that doesn't cost too much but still offers a nice set of specs, perhaps you'll be interested in the Blu Vivo 8, officially announced today.

Succeeding the Vivo 5R and Vivo 6 (with the mention that the latter is not sold in the US, being available only in Europe), the Blu Vivo 8 is an Android 7 Nougat handset that's mainly made out of metal.

Sporting a 5.5-inch display with 1080 x 1920 pixels, the smartphone is Blu's latest flagship, and is powered by an octa-core MediaTek 6755 Helio P10 processor clocked at 2.0 GHz. The device has a 13 MP main camera on the back, while the front hosts a 16 MP "Super Selfie" camera with its own flash, plus a fingerprint scanner (at the bottom). Furthermore, the Vivo 8 features LTE, 4 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal memory, and microSD card support. Last but not least, the handset packs a pretty generous 4,010 mAh battery that should last at least a full day. The battery supports fast charging, and should go from 0% to 100% in under 90 minutes.

The Blu Vivo 8 is available from Amazon for $299.99 in two color variants: gold and black. For 48 hours (from August 31 to September 1), Blu will take $100 off the phone's price, offering it for just $199.99. In case you're wondering, the handset is fully compatible only with GSM/LTE carriers like AT&T and T-Mobile. Interested?

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