Just a day after launching the mid-range V5 smartphone in India, Vivo has taken the wraps off three new smartphones at an event in China. The first two are the selfie-focused Vivo X9 and the Vivo X9 Plus, which boast a pair of 20-megapixel and 8-megapixel dual-selfie cameras. The third one is the high-end Vivo Xplay6, which boasts features like QHD display, and dual-rear cameras. Also Read - Best gaming phones under Rs 35,000 to buy in India in October 2021Also Read - Vivo Y3s (2021) with MediaTek Helio P35 SoC launched in India, priced under Rs 10,000
Let’s start with the Vivo X9 and the X9 Plus, and the talking point on both the smartphones is the dual-selfie camera up front. This setup includes a primary 20-megapixel snapper with Sony IMX376 sensor, and f/2.0 aperture for capturing images. The second 8-megapixel sensor is meant for capturing depth information, which should allow users to add DSLR-like bokeh effect to their selfies. Other features could include the ability to superimpose yourself on interesting backgrounds, as well as change the focus of the photo after having clicked it. At the back, both smartphones feature a 16-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, Phase Detection Auto-focus (PDAF) support and a single-LED flash. Also Read - Phones launched last week: Realme GT Neo 2, Moto E40, OnePlus 9RT, and more
Vivo X9, X9 Plus specifications
Apart from the camera bit, both smartphones are differentiated on the basis of their display size, processor, RAM, battery, and storage options. The Vivo X9 flaunts a 5.5-inch full HD (1920×1080 pixels) Super AMOLED display, and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 625 paired with 4GB of RAM. It also comes with a 3,050mAh battery and 64GB/128GB onboard storage options.
The Vivo X9 Plus, on the other hand, flaunts a slightly bigger 5.88-inch Super AMOLED display with the same full HD (1080p) resolution. Under the hood though, there’s Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 653 processor paired with 6GB of RAM. The smartphone also features 4,000mAh battery, and 128GB storage option.
Apart from these differences, both smartphones share quite a few specifications and features. These include, AKM4376 DAC support, fingerprint scanner embedded into the home button up front, and connectivity options like dual-SIM card slots, 4G support, Wi-Fi, 3.5mm audio jack, and Bluetooth. Both smartphones run on Android Marshmallow-based Funtouch OS 3.0 UI.
Vivo X9 price
The X9 and the X9 Plus will be available in gold and rose gold color variants. Prices for the X9 start from RMB 2,798 (Rs 27,650 approximately) for the 64GB version, and RMB 2,998 (Rs 29,630 approximately) for the 128GB variant, The Android Soul reports. There’s currently no word on the pricing of the X9 Plus, which Vivo would be revealing on December 26.
Vivo Xplay6 specifications
Vivo also announced the high-end Xplay6 smartphone at the same event. The smartphone flaunts a 5.46-inch QHD AMOLED dual-edge curved display, and it is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 820 chipset paired with 6GB of RAM. The smartphone also offers 128GB onboard storage, and a 4,080mAh battery with fast charging capabilities.
The highlight of the smartphone is the dual-camera setup at the back, which includes a pair of 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel snappers. The 12-megapixel primary sensor comes with a Sony IMX362 sensor with 1.4nm pixel size, f/1.7 aperture, four-axis optical image stabilization, and phase detection auto-focus. The secondary 5-megapixel sensor captures depth information. For selfie lovers, there is a 16-megapixel snapper with f/2.0 aperture.
The Xplay6 also features a fingerprint scanner, and connectivity options like 4G LTE support, 3.5mm audio jack, and it runs on Android Marshmallow-based Funtouch OS 3.0.
Vivo Xplay6 price
The Vivo Xplay6 is set to go on sale in China from December 12 with a price tag of RMB 4,498, which is approximately Rs 44,450. Like the X9, Vivo’s Xplay6 too will be available in gold and rose gold color options, GizmoChina reports. There’s currently no word on when Vivo plans to launch any of these smartphones in other countries, including India.