Back in March, Vivo launched the Vivo V9 smartphone in India for Rs 22,990. It then came with 6.3-inch Full HD+ notch display and 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 Mobile Platform. The company also launched the Vivo V9 Youth with the same display but came powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 Mobile Platform. Now, the company launched a new variant called Vivo V9 6GB in Indonesia. While it continues to come with the same design as other two devices, the company is now using the powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE octa-core processor.
The OPPO R11 launched in June 2017 is the world’s first smartphone to come with the Snapdragon 660 processor. As the name suggests, the Vivo V9 6GB comes with 6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There is also a dedicated MicroSD card slot for further expansion of storage. It will be running on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo-based FunTouch OS 4.0 out of the box. Though the device comes with on-screen navigation buttons by default, the users can also enable the navigation gestures for the full immersive experience.
While the Vivo V9 came with 16MP +5MP dual rear cameras, the new Vivo V9 6GB offers 13MP + 2MP dual rear cameras. However, the camera features remain same on both the devices. On the front is the 12MP camera for capturing selfies and video calls. While there is a physical fingerprint sensor on the rear, the device also supports face unlock. The device is backed by a 3,260mAh battery and there is no information about the fast charging or Quick Charge support. It measures 154.81 × 75.03 × 7.89 mm and weighs 150 grams.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. While the Snapdragon 660 supports Bluetooth 5.0, the company is sticking to the older Bluetooth 4.2. The Vivo V9 6GB will be available in Red and Black color options. The device is priced at Rp 4,299,000 (approx $300 / Rs 20,500) in Indonesia and is currently available for Pre-orders. The shipping will begin on July 5th and the company is also offering a few freebies.