BLU debuts its Vivo XI+ smartphone with a familiar design, priced at $279.99

BLU has announced its latest product, the Vivo XI+, which is supposed to be pronounced as the Vivo Eleven Plus, just in case you were wondering. As you can see from the image above, the firm has followed in footsteps of many, offering a design that makes use of a notch on the top of the display.

However, the phone does possess something unique, as BLU states that the Vivo XI+ is one of the first Android handsets launched in North America to feature "Real 3D Face ID with a built-in A.I. powered Infrared Face Recognition Sensor". This is certainly a mouthful and we will let BLU explain what all that means.

The BLU VIVO XI+ is the first Android phone launched in North America with Real 3D Face ID with a built-in A.I. powered Infrared Face Recognition Sensor which supports live 3D Scanning, Infrared Detection, and Anti-Hack protection for a quick and safe way to unlock your device. Because of the IR Sensor, it can unlock in all kinds of conditions even in total darkness which provides convenience, extremely stable high rate of recognition, with no fear if there is a change in lighting environment.

This is the most secure Face Recognition, to detect the real you. The Vivo XI+ will not unlock with your eyes closed (such as sleeping), photos, masks, or even wax sculptures. For added security, there is a convenient ultra-fast fingerprint sensor on the back.

It all sounds quite impressive and could be on par with Apple's Face ID technology. But, we will have to wait and see just how well this technology performs in the real world. The phone also includes a 6.2-inch Incell 19:9 1080p display, MediaTek Helio P60, 6GB RAM, and 128GB internal storage with expansion via microSD. It will also have a dual camera setup on the rear, making use of a 16MP and 5MP sensor. The front-facing camera will also be 16MP.

The rear of the phone also houses the fingerprint reader while the handset will make use of a 3,050mAh battery. It will be running Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and an update to Android 9.0 Pie already being worked on and is slated to arrive sometime in Q1 of 2019. If this phone sounds exciting, you can now purchase it directly from Amazon for $279.99.

Source: BLU, PR Newswire via Phone Arena

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