The MOTO XT882 may have been the first dual SIM handset to launch with the goodness of a dual core processor, but the Blu Products Vivo 4.3 seems to have taken things up a notch by aiming even higher with a little help from the Super AMOLED Plus display. To top it off – the latter device goes a step further with Ice Cream Sandwich OS running the show out of the box.
As the phone’s name depicts, a 4.3 touchscreen dominates the front with a 1.3MP webcam for video calling or chatting over the internet. Snap-happy users will have an 8MP primary camera on the rear proffering HD recording in 720p resolutions. To get things done smoothly and quickly, a 1GHz dual core SOC is packed in along with the usual connectivity features such as Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi and 3G HSDPA.
“We are extremely excited as we continue to pioneer the growing demand of Dual SIM handsets in emerging markets by offering the most outstanding Dual SIM smartphone available anywhere in the world today,” expressed Samuel-Ohev-Zion, CEO of BLU Products. “Additionally, this is the first in a series of exciting new Android devices we will be announcing, as we are actively and aggressively moving towards providing high performance, affordable smartphones to the ever growing unlocked no-contract segment in the United States.”
While some dual SIM handsets support both GSM and CDMA networks, this one is capable of getting connected with the former band only. Where memory is concerned, users will have 4GB of internal storage and a microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB, for expansion purposes.
The Blu Products Vivo 4.3 release date is scheduled for September 2012 in the US with Latin America, and some regions of Asia following suite, while the handset’s price is pegged at $249.99.