A day after unveiling the smartphone in Philippines and Thailand, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo is all set to launch the V9 smartphone at an event in Mumbai today. The event will kick off at 12:00PM today, and will be live streamed on the company’s Facebook page, and YouTube channel.
Vivo has been teasing the smartphone with a tagline ‘perfect shot and perfect view.’ The company has recently roped in Aamir Khan as the brand ambassador, and there are high chances he might make an appearance to talk about the Vivo V9, and also highlight a couple of important features of the smartphone. The Vivo V9 includes a full view display with 19:9 aspect ratio, dual rear cameras, and an iPhone X-like notch.
Vivo V9 Specifications and expected price
Vivo V9 is the first smartphone from the company to feature a design that mimics Apple iPhone X. It features a notch around the display to house the front camera, microphone and other sensors. The notched display allows Vivo to further trim the bezels surrounding the display with Vivo V9 offering a screen-to-body ratio of around 90 percent.
The Vivo V9 features a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display offering a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels. With an aspect ratio of 19:9, Vivo is adopting an even taller aspect ratio than what we saw on its predecessor. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It also offers expandable storage support for up to 256GB via microSD card slot.
However, as you would have come to expect from Vivo smartphone, the V9 is all about its selfie camera. The Vivo V9 features a 24-megapixel selfie shooter with features like AI enhancement and option to shoot in portrait mode. It also features dual cameras at the back, which are stacked vertically similar to that of iPhone X.
The rear camera setup combines a combination of 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. The sensors use a f/2.0 aperture and enable depth sensing, portrait mode and even AR stickers. It needs to be seen how it works in real life.
One of the notable omission from the Vivo V9 is the in-display fingerprint sensor, which Vivo is pioneering right now. The smartphone sticks with the tried and tested rear fingerprint sensor and comes in black and gold colors. It also supports connectivity options like WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and 4G LTE.
The listing on Vivo’s Thailand website reveals that V9 runs Funtouch OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo, which is quite a deal considering most Android devices are still stuck at Android Marshmallow. The smartphone is backed by a 3,260mAh battery and charges over microUSB port. The only missing puzzle ahead of the India launch is the price and retail availability.