After launching Vivo V9 smartphone in India last week, the company put the phone up for sale in India today for the first time through its offline stores. Now, the phone will go on sale in India from 5th April through online as well as offline stores.
Earlier, the company had said that the Vivo V9 will be available for purchase online as well as offline. However, that was not the case as the phone was available through offline stores only, for a price of Rs. 22,900. The phone is still available for pre-orders through online retailers in India.
The Vivo V9 comes with a massive 6.3-inch IPS LCD FullView 2.0 display with 1.75mm slim bezels, 2280 x 1080 pixels screen resolution and 19:9 aspect ratio. There’s a layer of 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass on top for protection from minor scratches.
Under the hood, the smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor that is clocked at 2.2GHz. The processor is coupled with 4GB of RAM and packs 64GB of internal storage. There’s also a memory card slot that supports up to 256GB of microSD card.
The device bears a dual rear camera setup at the back, consisting of a 16-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor coupled with f/2.0 and f/2.4 apertures, respectively and offers an ‘Ultra HDR’ mode. On the front side, it comes equipped with a 24-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture.
Natural Light, Studio Light, and Monochrome are some of the AI feature made available on the front-facing camera. The Vivo V9 also comes with Face Access 2.0, which can be used to unlock the phone using facial recognition.
On the software front, the handset comes loaded with FunTouch OS 4.0 flavored Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. It also includes Game Mode, Picture-in-Picture mode and Split Screen mode. The smartphone receives power from 3,260mAh battery that unfortunately lacks fast charging capabilities.