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BLU Products Releases Refreshed Version of the Popular Vivo 5 with the New BLU Vivo 5R; to launch at Best Buy Stores, now available on

MIAMI , Sept. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — BLU Products, the market leader in unlocked devices in the United States, introduces the BLU Vivo 5R, the “refreshed ” version of the highly successful Vivo 5 launched in January. The success of the BLU Vivo 5 is attributed to its high-end phenomenal design, performance, and a focus on user experience. The BLU Vivo 5R has added several key technological improvements and features previously unavailable on the Vivo 5, while maintaining the same $199.99 price point.

The BLU Vivo 5R will be available in select Best Buy stores starting the first week of October. The BLU Vivo 5R is also immediately available for purchase in Gun Metal Grey on

“We are excited to partner with Best Buy to display the Vivo 5R in physical Best Buy retail locations, where consumers can come in to experience the device before purchase,” said Samuel Ohev-Zion CEO of BLU Products. “It will give customers the opportunity to compare the quality and features in person, which we are certain will amaze consumers in this price range.”

Customers who wish to pre-order the BLU Vivo 5R can visit the following link:

The new BLU Vivo 5R “Refresh” was carefully crafted using premium grade metal, undoubtedly giving this device a refined high-end look and feel with several key improvements and new features which include:

Display Enhancements

The BLU Vivo 5R now has an improved resolution utilizing a vivid Full HD 1080p display, including a gorgeous curved glass touch panel. Previously, Vivo 5 was using an HD 720p display.

Upgraded Front Camera Experience

Improvements in the front selfie camera include an upgraded 8.0 Megapixel Sensor, and added Front Facing LED-Flash, which marvelously lights up any night time photo. The older Vivo 5 was 5 Mega Pixel with no front facing flash.

Improved Security and Ease of Use

Ultra-fast fingerprint sensor is now available on the Vivo 5R, which allows for seamless unlocking of the phone, and improved security for files, and other fingerprint security features available. Previously no fingerprint sensor was available on BLU Vivo 5.

Increased Network Coverage

The BLU Vivo 5R has added important new LTE bands for more high speed network coverage. Band 12 for T-Mobile, and Band 17 for AT&T are now present, for improved coverage in the USA. Previously Band 12 and Band 17 were unavailable on Vivo 5.

Updated Software

The BLU Vivo 5R is now shipping with the latest Android version 6.0 Marshmallow for the latest in features from Google.

Other features including 32GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 13.0 Megapixel rear camera, Large Battery and Awesome Battery Life, Incredible DTS Sound, and Octa-Core 1.3 GHz Processor all remain the same.

You can learn more about the new BLU Vivo 5R here:

Full Specification

  • Network: (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, (4G HSPA+ 42Mbps) 850/1700/1900/2100 MHz, (4G LTE Up to 150Mbps) 2/4/7/12/17
  • Display: 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920, 401 ppi
  • Processor: MediaTek 6753, 1.3 GHz Octa-Core with MALI-T720 graphics GPU
  • OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • Camera: 
    Rear – 13.0 megapixel, PDAF with LED Flash, (1.12mm pixel size, 1/3 inch sensor, 2.0mm aperture) HD 1080p@30fps video recording 
    Front – 8.0 megapixel, LED Flash
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS, Bluetooth v4.0, Hotspot, Type C-USB, FM Radio, DTS Surround Sound Technology
  • Memory: 3GB RAM, 32GB Internal Memory
  • Dimensions: 154.5 x 75.6 x 8.3 mm
  • Battery: Li-Polymer 3150mAh
  • Available Colors: Gun-Metal Grey and Solid Gold

Learn More:

BLU Products Contact:
Carmen Gonzalez, Sr.  Marketing Manager

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