A day after launching the Vivo V9 in the Philippines and Thailand, Vivo has officially unveiled its latest high-end smartphone today in India. With the Vivo V9, the company is offering a premium looking design with solid specifications. However, the device comes with a glossy finish polycarbonate body. It will be available in Pearl Black, Champagne Gold, and Sapphire Blue color options.
As seen on the Apple iPhone X, the new Vivo V9 also comes with display notch on the front and vertically aligned dual rear cameras. Talking about the display, the smartphone sports a 6.3-inch edge-to-edge display with Full HD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. The FullView display on this device comes with 90% screen-to-body ratio, and the side bezels measure just 1.75mm thin.
Under the hood, it comes powered by the 14nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor coupled with Adreno 506 GPU. The device offers 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that can be expandable up to 256GB using a MicroSD card. In the camera department, the V9 comes with a 24MP selfie camera on the front with f/2.0 aperture and supports facial recognition. The camera app also includes a few new features including AI Face Beauty mode and AR stickers.
On the rear is the dual camera setup featuring 16MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture and a 5MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture. With the new AI Bokeh mode, the device can also capture better portrait photos. It runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo-based Funtouch OS 4.0 out of the box. For the first time, Vivo is offering the latest Android OS out of the box. Even the upcoming OPPO F7 also runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo.
While the power button and volume rocker are placed on the right edge, the triple card slot is on the left edge. With all these specifications, the Vivo V9 is backed by a 3,260mAh non-removable battery. Connectivity options includes 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi (only 2.5G), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, FM Radio, USB OTG, FM Radio, 3.5mm audio jack, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. The Vivo V9 measures 154.81 × 75.03 × 7.89 mm and weighs 150 grams.
Coming to the pricing, the Vivo V9 costs Rs. 22,990 and will be sold via offline and online stores. Vivo is also offering a transparent protective case and earphones inside the package. The device is now available to pre-order and sales will begin from April 2nd.