Yesterday, Vivo has launched its mid-range smartphone in Thailand and Phillippines, called Vivo V9. And today, the company officially unveiled the Vivo V9 smartphone in the Indian market. A few days ago, the company launched its latest flagship smartphone, Vivo Vx21. The new budget range smartphone V9 comes with notch screen design like the Apple’s iPhone X, 24-megapixel selfie camera, 19:9 aspect ratio display and latest Android 8.1 Oreo operating system.
The Vivo V9 looks similar to the company’s latest flagship Vivo X21 smartphone. The V9 also has dual rear camera setup.
Vivo V9 specifications
Vivo V9 smartphone comes with 6.3-inch IPS Full View 2.0 display with 1080×2280 pixels of resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. It comes with bezel-less full view screen design. At the top of the display, there is only 1.85mm bezel, 1.75mm on sides of the display. At the bottom, there is 5.9mm bezel. It offers 90% screen-to-body ratio.
The V9 is powered by Octa-core CPU under the hood which clocks at 2.2GHz and Qualcomm MSM8953-Pro Snapdragon 626 chipset. The phone has 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal storage option on board along with micro SD card support up to 256 GB. It is packed with Non-removable Li-Ion 3260 mAh capacity battery inside the body. The Vivo V9 runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system along with Funtouch OS 4.0 UI running on top. It also has Adreno 506 GPU for better graphics experience.
Vivo’s V9 features dual camera sensors with phase detection autofocus and dual-LED flash on the back side, It has 16-megapixel primary camera with f/2.0 aperture and 5-megapixel secondary camera with a f/2.4 aperture for depth information and blurry backgrounds. The phone comes with 24-megapixels camera on the front side with f/2.0 aperture for selfies and video calling.
The selfie camera of the phone comes with AI face beauty feature that uses machine learning to guess your age, sex, skin tone, light condition and texture when you want to take a selfie. There is also a combination of AI algorithms and features like Natural Light, Studio Light, and Monochrome background that sounds very similar to what Apple introduced on the iPhone X and 8. It helps you to take better selfies. The phone also supports AR stickers feature, Bokeh depth-of-field effect and Portrait’ lighting effect.
The company said that the Ai boosts the Vivo V9 performance in general through what it calls the “AI Smart Engine,” The also comes with face unlock feature, though it calls it AI Face Access 2.0 that improve the accuracy of the face unlock feature. The AI face Access feature not only unlock your phone, but you can unlock security locked apps like a gallery and messaging apps and so on. During incoming calls, users can smartly lower its ring tone volume by raises the Vivo V9. It has a fingerprint scanner on the back side.
The phone features an aluminium body, edges of the phone are curved and offers slimmer feel. The body dimensions of the phone are 54.81 x 75.03 x 7.89mm and weights 150 grams. The Vivo V9 supports 3G, 4G VoLTE, 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, 2 micro USB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack and USB OTG connectivity features.
Vivo V9 Price and Availability
The company launched the phone in India at Rs. 22,990 price tag. It will be available in three color variants, Black, Champagne Gold and Sapphire Blue. The pre-order of the phone already starts from today at 3 PM IST via Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm, and Vivo E-Store. The sale will go on from April 2 and the phone will also be available across the country from the same date via offline stores.
The company says that those who pre-order the phone before April 2 will get one-time screen replacement, 5 percent cash back on pre-paid orders, no-cost EMIs, 10 percent cash back on UPI transactions, priority delivery, and couple movie vouchers on BookMyShow.