Blu Vivo Go with Android 9 Pie launches for $80, or $60 if you hurry

A few weeks ago, details of a new Android Go phone from Blu leaked out. At the time, the Blu Vivo Go was reported to be priced at $89.99 when it launched. Today, the Vivo Go officially launches on Amazon, but its actual price is a bit lower at $79.99. Plus, if you buy the phone before 10:30 a.m. Eastern time (yes, that gives you less than 30 minutes), you can get the Vivo Go for just $59.99.

The specs for the Blu Vivo Go are decidedly low-end, but for $80 you are getting some features that show up on some phones with higher price tags. There’s a big 6-inch 18:9 display with a resolution of 1,440 x 720. Inside, you will find a  MediaTek MT6739 chipset (quad-core Cortex-A53 at 1.5Ghz), along with 1GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage, with a microSD card slot to add up to 64GB of additional storage.

You also get a dual rear-camera setup with the Vivo Go, but don’t get too excited. While the main rear camera is 8MP, the secondary sensor is just 0.3MP. That’s still enough for owners to create some depth of field effects with photos. You are also getting an 8MP front-facing selfie camera and a 2,600mAh battery.

The Blu Vivo Go comes with the Android Go version of Android 9 Pie, which means this version of the OS has been modified to run on low-end hardware, with apps that won’t take up as much storage space. Indeed, the Go version of Android Pie is only supposed to take up 2.5GB of space on any phone that has it installed.

Once again, you can snap up the Blu Vivo Go for just $60 on Amazon if you hurry, but even at $80 this phone might be worth getting.