Vivo is set to launch the 4G RAM variant of its V9 Pro smartphone in India. According to reports, the Vivo V9 Pro with 4GB RAM will debut in India on November 1 as a Flipkart-exclusive device. This is surprising considering that Vivo had launched V9 Pro with single memory configuration of 6GB RAM and 64GB storage exclusively on Amazon India.
Vivo V9 Pro 4GB RAM variant in India: Expected Price
According to 91mobiles, the Vivo V9 variant with 4GB of RAM will be launched at Rs 15,990 and will go on sale starting November 1, 2018 on Flipkart. Neither Flipkart nor Vivo India have confirmed the availability or launch of this particular variant. The report notes that Vivo V9 Pro will carry a maximum retail price of Rs 17,990 and will be available for a market operating price of Rs 15,990.
The 6GB RAM variant was launched with a maximum retail price of Rs 19,990 and is available for a market operating price of Rs 17,990 on Amazon India. The 4GB RAM variant is expected to be initially available via Flipkart and Vivo E-store only and is tipped to come in nebula purple and black color options.
Vivo V9 Pro Specifications and Competition
Vivo V9 Pro features a 6.3-inch display with a resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels, a notch at the top and a taller aspect ratio of 19:9. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC coupled with 4GB or 6GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. It also supports expandable storage up to 256GB via microSD card slot.
On the camera front, Vivo has equipped the smartphone with dual 13-megapixel and 2-megapixel rear camera setup. At the front, there is a 16-megapixel selfie shooter with face beautification, group selfie, live photo and other models. It runs Funtouch OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by a 3,260mAh battery. There is a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and it supports dual-SIM connectivity.
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With a retail price of Rs 15,990, Vivo V9 Pro will compete with Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro and Nokia 6.1 Plus in the Indian market. Vivo will have an advantage with its striking design, especially the nebula purple variant but the competition is really strong in this price segment.