BLU VIVO IV, LIFE 8 introduced with octa-core processors

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: May 30, 2014

BLU VIVO IV stack

Less than a month after taking the wraps off of its Life Pure XL, BLU Products today introduced two new Android-powered smartphones, the VIVO IV and LIFE 8.

BLU is quick to point out that both the VIVO IV and LIFE 8 feature “true octa-core mobile processing” thanks to the MediaTek MT6592 CPU that’s inside of both units. The two devices also feature 5-inch displays and run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Here’s the full rundown on BLU’s new offerings:

VIVO IV

  • 5-inch 1920x1080 Super AMOLED display
  • 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor
  • 13-megapixel rear, 5-megapixel front cameras
  • 16GB storage
  • 2GB RAM
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/1900/2100 support
  • 2300mAh battery
  • 5.5mm thick
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, upgradeable to Android 4.4 in June 2014

LIFE 8

  • 5-inch 1080x720 display
  • 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor
  • 8-megapixel rear, 2-megapixel front cameras
  • 8GB storage, microSD slot with support for cards up to 64GB
  • 1GB RAM
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz, HSPA+ 21Mbps 850/1900MHz or 850/2100MHz
  • Dual-SIM support
  • 2000mAh battery
  • 7.5mm thick
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, upgradeable to Android 4.4 in June 2014

BLU LIFE 8 group

The VIVO IV is now shipping from Amazon in White-Silver, Rose Gold and Black color options for $299. Meanwhile, the LIFE 8 is shipping from Amazon in Neon Orange, Neon Pink, Neon Yellow and Ceramic White for $199. Both units come unlocked.

These latest offerings from BLU look like they could be worth a look for anyone that’s on the hunt for a mid-range to high-end Android smartphone on a budget. It’s kind of a bummer that both units ship with Android 4.2 preinstalled, but the good news is that with Android 4.4 coming in June, buyers won’t be stuck with Jelly Bean for long.

More images of the VIVO IV and LIFE 8 are available in the gallery below.

Via BLU Products

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