BLU Products Vivo 4.3: world’s first dual-SIM Super AMOLED smartphone

BLU Products Vivo 4.3: world’s first dual-SIM Super AMOLED smartphone‘Who or what the hell is BLU Products?’ was the question on my lips as soon as this one hit my virtual desk. Some sort of US manufacturer, apparently; founded in 2009 and headquartered in Miami.

In any case, it’s laying claim to a “world’s first”, by launching a smartphone with both dual-SIM capabilities and a Super AMOLED display. Just what we’ve been crying out for.

Other BLU Vivo 4.3 specs include a MediaTek MT6577 dual-core 1GHz Cortex-A9 CPU, an 8MP rear camera, and Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0). No prizes for guessing how large the display is.

"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." screamed Samuel-Ohev-Zion, CEO of BLU Products.

The BLU Vivo 4.3 will touch down with “major US retailers” in September this year, with an MSRP of $249.99. It’ll “soon follow” in Latin America and “parts of Asia”, but no word on a European or UK release at this stage. Bothered?

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Pondlife  Aug. 6, 2012 at 12:19

Sounds a reasonable price I guess, not so impressed by the pic though, pretty rough mock up they've put out.

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 6, 2012 at 12:27

Sounds a reasonable price I guess, not so impressed by the pic though, pretty rough mock up they've put out.

Dang... I was gonna say that! Like a "Leaks 101" assignment gone wrong.
Why does it have Symbian Belle Icons? LOL Eldar Murtazin photoshopped that to cause confusion?

7arfoush  Aug. 6, 2012 at 14:03

Sounds a reasonable price I guess, not so impressed by the pic though, pretty rough mock up they've put out.

Dang... I was gonna say that! Like a "Leaks 101" assignment gone wrong.
Why does it have Symbian Belle Icons? LOL Eldar Murtazin photoshopped that to cause confusion?


google their previous smartphone called studio 5.3, That's a true belle icons gentlemen, It's belle icons.

Pondlife  Aug. 6, 2012 at 14:43

Compare the photos on engadget of that with the creative artwork for this though, product seems ok, artwork rough.

Treab  Aug. 7, 2012 at 09:30

Sounds a reasonable price I guess, not so impressed by the pic though, pretty rough mock up they've put out.

isnt that 249.99 on contract rather than just the total price.

Pondlife  Aug. 7, 2012 at 10:40

If it is then they are stuffed as I saw yesterday the sgs3 for $100 on contract..

Treab  Aug. 7, 2012 at 10:45

If it is then they are stuffed as I saw yesterday the sgs3 for $100 on contract..

thats a good price for an android phone in the usa... its usually a total rip off lol.

Pondlife  Aug. 7, 2012 at 11:03

I suspect the contract involved will ensure it remains a rip off

Treab  Aug. 7, 2012 at 11:27

I suspect the contract involved will ensure it remains a rip off

absolutely... it will be a min of $50 a month for the tariff no doubt.

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 7, 2012 at 13:45

I suspect the contract involved will ensure it remains a rip off

absolutely... it will be a min of $50 a month for the tariff no doubt.


More like ~$100 per month to actually get a useful amount of "stuff".

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 7, 2012 at 13:46

$2500 for an S3 for 2 years...f*ck me, why do the Americans put up with that? Pre-pay is sooo much cheaper.

Pondlife  Aug. 7, 2012 at 15:50

I wondered just how bad it that sgs3 deal is, it was through Amazon who use sprint so better than it could have been $70+tax for unlim text, msgs, 450 peak minutes and unlim offpeak.
So yeah ouch I don't even want to think about at&t and verizon

matt101101 / MOD  Aug. 7, 2012 at 15:54

I wondered just how bad it that sgs3 deal is, it was through Amazon who use sprint so better than it could have been $70+tax for unlim text, msgs, 450 peak minutes and unlim offpeak.
So yeah ouch I don't even want to think about at&t and verizon

Sprint's data speeds are absolutely shocking, though. Their network buckled under the weight of the iPhone being introduced.

Also, including ~10% for tax, that's still nearly $2000 for the two years...

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