Vivo has recently confirmed that it will be holding a launch event in China on March 19 to unveil the Vivo X21 smartphone. The Chinese manufacturer has also confirmed that it will be also launching the Vivo V9 smartphone later in this month. However, the Vivo V9 won’t be unveiled in China first. The teaser released by the company confirms that the Vivo V9 will be unveiled in India on March 27.
The above image shows that the Vivo V9 will be sporting a notch design like the iPhone X. Even though many manufacturers are working on phones that are inspired by the design of the iPhone X, Vivo V9 will be the first phone to launch in India with such a design.
The image shows that the Vivo V9 has a smaller notch than the iPhone X. This could be because V9’s notch does not feature the complex True Depth Camera and Face ID sensors that are present inside the notch of the iPhone X. The Vivo V9’s notch features a selfie camera, an earpiece and other sensors.
The Vivo V9 phone will be arriving as a successor for the Vivo V7 series that was recently discontinued in India. The two major highlights of the Vivo V7 were that it featured a 24-megapixel selfie camera and an 18:9 aspect ratio display.
The above teaser also confirms that Vivo V9 will be a worthy upgrade for the Vivo V7 handset as it will be equipped with a newer 24-megapixel camera and a higher screen-to-body ratio display.
Several leaked photos of the Vivo V9 have surfaced from in China in the recent weeks. However, there is no confirmation on when the smartphone will be made official in China. Following are some of the leaked shots of the Vivo V9.
The leaked images of the phone suggest the handset will be equipped with dual rear cameras and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. As of this writing, there is no information available on the other specs of the phone.
The Vivo V7 and V7+ were released in India with respective pricing of Rs. 18,990 (~$292) and Rs. 21,990 (~$338). It is speculated that the Vivo V9 will be arriving in India with a higher price tag of Rs. 25,000 (~$385).
It seems that the Vivo V9 will be also unveiled in Malaysia soon as the Malaysian Twitter handle of Vivo has been consistently teasing the features of a similar looking phone since the beginning of this month. Shown above are the teasers released by Vivo Malaysia’s Twitter account.