The Vivo V9 mid-range phone is now official in India. It has arrived as a successor for the Vivo V7 smartphone that was launched last year with full screen design. In terms of appearance, the Vivo V9 resembles the iPhone X-like design that is also available on the Vivo X21 smartphone that was launched earlier this week. Last year’s Vivo V7 and V7+ smartphones were endorsed by Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh. At the launch event of the Vivo V9, the company announced the veteran Bollywood superstar, Aamir Khan as the new brand ambassador of the company.
Vivo V9 Specifications and Features
The Vivo V9 includes a massive IPS LCD Full View 2.0 Display of 6.3 inches with 1.75mm slim bezels. It offers screen resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19:9. Vivo claims that the display of the Vivo V9 offers a screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent. The screen is tucked under a layer of 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass. It has a unibody 3D design with glossy finish. All the edges of the V9 are smooth and curved which gives it a slimmer appeal. It measures 154.81 x 75.03 x 7.89mm and weights 150 grams.
There are numerous smartphones in the market that are powered by the Snapdragon 625 chipset. However, the Vivo V9 is fueled by slightly better Snapdragon 626 SoC that offers a higher clocking speed of 2.2 GHz. The SoC is coupled with 4 GB of RAM and it includes an inbuilt storage capacity of 64 GB. The device also includes a memory card slot that supports up to 256 GB of microSD card. The handset receives power from 3,260mAh battery that lacks fast charging capabilities.
The Vivo V9 is fitted with a 24-megapixel selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. The AI Face Beauty feature makes it possible to shoot optimized selfie shots by enhancing the lighting and key features of the face such as skin tone, age, gender, texture and more. Natural Light, Studio Light and Monochrome are some of the AI features made available on the front-facing camera. It also comes with AR stickers that are optimized for the Indian market.
The rear side of the Vivo V9 includes 16-megapixel + 5-megapixel (depths sensor) dual rear cameras. It can shoot beautiful bokeh shots. The Shot Refocus feature allow users to focus on the already captured images. The Ultra HDR mode that can capture three images at the same time and they are superimposed with each other to capture images with better lighting in foreground and background.
Face Access 2.0 can not only recognize and unlock the phone by using the front-facing camera but also it can open security locked apps like gallery and messaging apps and so on. Also, when a user raises the Vivo V9 while viewing an incoming call, it can smartly lower its ring tone volume. The handset is loaded with FunTouch OS 4.0 flavored Android 8.1 Oreo. It also includes Game Mode, Picture-in-Picture mode and Split Screen mode.
The backside of the phone is equipped with a fingerprint scanner. The other features of the phone include 3G, 4G VoLTE, 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, 2 microUSB 2.0, 3.5mm audio jack and USB OTG.
Pricing and Availability
The Vivo V9 will be available for pre-booking from March 23 from today at 3 PM IST exclusively on Amazon India. It will be available for buying from April 2. It can be availed in colors like Black, Champagne Gold and Sapphire Blue. The handset is priced at Rs. 22,990. The special pre-book offers by Vivo for the buyers of the Vivo V9 include one-time free screen replacement, 5 percent cash back on pre-paid orders, no cost EMI, priority delivery, 10 percent cash back on UPI transactions and couple movie vouchers on BookMyShow.