10 September 2019
After a long day, BLU today announces a new smartphone Vivo XI+. The key-selling aspects of the device are 3D facial recognition, the higher screen-to-body ratio with a notch and confirmed Android Pie update in early 2019. Despite providing smartphones with the best value for money, BLU is amongst the controversial smartphone companies accused of spying on US customers in the past.
The company not only changed the software policy but also improved the build quality of the products. As OS the new Vivo XI+ is running on the Android Oreo 8.1 straight out of the box. The company confirmed Android Pie will be rolled out by the end of Q1 2019. The best thing is the device is being offered at an introductory price tag of $249.
Initially the device was listed on Amazon at $349.99, however, the company is now offering the device at $100 discount as a launch offer. In terms of specs, the XI+ is featuring a 6.2-inches display with Full HD+ screen resolution of 1080 x 2246 pixels. The MediaTek Octa-core Helio P60 SoC is powering the device with 6GB RAM and built-in native storage is 128GB which is further expandable via MicroSD card.
Though it's not a complete bezel-less smartphone the company stated its screen-to-body ratio is 82%. Apart from rear fingerprint scanner, the device features 3D facial recognition as a secondary security feature. It becomes the only Android smartphone in the US with 3D facial recognition capabilities.
The dual rear cameras are 16M+5MP. Up front the selfie snapper is 16MP. All the camera are AI tuned to enhance the capturing capabilities of the device. A 3,050mAh battery cell is on board to keep its lights on and last but not the least it supports wireless charging as well. Feel free to share your views regarding the 11th BLU flagship in the comments section below.
|Specs||Blu Vivo XI+|
|Screen resolution||1080 x 2246 pixels|
|Storage||128GB Expandable via MicroSD|
|3D Facial recognition||Yes|
|OS||Android Oreo 8.1|