For the second time this week, Vivo is announcing a new phone. On Monday, it announced the Vivo X21 flagship and today it has unveiled the slightly less powerful Vivo V9.
The Vivo V9 shares a number of features with the more expensive X21 in terms of design. It has a notched display though a tiny bit bigger. It also has dual rear cameras arranged vertically. However, it skips the glass back for metal.
Vivo V9 Specs
The Vivo V9 has a 6.3” FHD+ display but it is not OLED like the X21. There is a notch at the top that houses a 24MP selfie camera, the earpiece and sensors.
Vivo knows you are tired of the Snapdragon 625 processor so it swaps it for a……….Snapdragon 626. The difference is the SD626 has a higher clock speed (2.2GHz) and comes with TruSignal® Antenna Boost.
There is 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage which is expandable via a MicroSD card slot. A 3260mAh battery powers it and can be recharged via a Micro-USB port.
The highlight of the Vivo V9 is its 24MP f/2.0 selfie camera. Bundled with AI Face Beauty that can guess your age, sex, skin tone, and lighting condition when you want to take a selfie. A combination of AI algorithms and features like Natural Light, Studio Light, and Monochrome background helps you take better pictures.
Vivo has also added face unlock, though it calls it AI Face Access for unlocking the phone if you don’t want to use the rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. A 16MP + 5MP dual combo sits on the rear of the device.
The Vivo V9 runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
Vivo V9 Price and Availability
The Vivo V9 doesn’t have a price tag yet. It will be available in the Philippines today, India tomorrow, and should make it to other countries where the V-series is sold, such as Indonesia, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Vietnam. It will come in Gold and Black.
It’s been raining launches since the beginning of the work week. It started with the OPPO R15 and Vivo X21 on Monday; the Lenovo S5, K5, and K5 Lite, and Itel S42, A44, and A44 Pro on Tuesday; then the Meizu E3, Sharp Aquos S3 Mini, and HTC Desire 12 and Desire 12+ on Wednesday.