After a quiet period which followed several accuses by users about the security and software updates of its devices, the U.S. company BLU is finally back and it has quietly launched a new mid-range handset in the U.S. market: it is called BLU Vivo XI+, where XI+ stands for Eleven Plus. The new device has been made available to purchase without even being announced and it is currently available on Amazon U.S. with a price tag of $349.99.
The company has decided to follow the trend launched by iPhone X by implementing on the new BLU Vivo XI+ a Xiaomi Mi 8-like notched display; it has very narrow bezels on three sides and a thicker chin. The display has a size of 6.2 inches with a Full HD+ resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio. In the notch, we can find a hardware sensor for 3D facial recognition.
The handset comes with an octa-core MediaTek Helio P60 processor, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB ROM. The operating system installed is Android 8.1 Oreo, but the company has already confirmed that the device will be updated to the most recent Android 9 Pie sometime in 2019. Just like most of the recent phones, it features a dual camera setup on the rear side supported by AI algorithms.