Chinese budget-smartphone manufacturer Vivo has recently launched Vivo V9 smartphone, its latest offering in India. The device is being endorsed by the company for its selfie camera experience among other features. At the launch event organized in Mumbai, the company executives said that the smartphone will be made available on leading online shopping platforms like Amazon India and Flipkart.
Available in Sapphire Blue, Pearl Black and Gold color variants, the Vivo V9 can be pre-ordered starting March 23 at 3 pm. The sales are scheduled to begin from April 2, 2018. Celebrated Bollywood actor Aamir Khan was also unveiled as the new brand ambassador by the company at the launch event.
With a controversial iPhone X-like ‘notch’ on top of the display, the successor to Vivo V7+ comes with more screen-to-body ratio. Vivo V9 boasts of a 6.3-inch IPS LCD ‘FullView’ display with 2280 x 1080 pixels resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio, which is more than that of Samsung Galaxy S9’s 18.5:9. Vivo claims the handset to sport 90% screen-to-body ratio.
Vivo V9 runs Android 8.0 Oreo operating system skinned with FunTouch OS and supports dual SIM card along with a microSD card up to 256 GB. The rear camera and fingerprint sensor are placed at the back. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor, the V9 packs 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage.
Hoever, the USP of the smartphone remains its 24MP selfie camera along with f/2.0 aperture and features like portrait mode, AI enhancement, AR Stickers and others. Vivo V9 also has a ‘Shot Refocus’ feature using which people can refocus the subject after taking the image.
There is a 16MP (f/2.0 aperture) and a 5MP (f/2.2 aperture) rear camera setup as well with LED flash. Powering the entire smartphone is a 3260mAh battery. Vivo V9 weighs about 150 grams and comes with dimensions 154.81 x 75.03 x 7.89mm. The phone offers 4G, VoLTE, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS connectivity.