The Chinese brand made the announcement today in China. After long speculations circulating the internet, this is the Vivo V9! One interesting stuff concerning the V9 is the powerful 24MP Front Camera!
The V9 is smooth, sleek, slim and curved Smartphone with fine finishing design, it gives you the desire of having one with its rounded corners. Tho, it is among the top Android Smartphones with a Notch display.
The New V9 promotes many AI abilities, ranging from the camera to the software to the securities and many others. The Vivo V9 is one of the best phones from the Chinese company but it looks a little bit over-rated on the price tag. Lets take a look at the key specs;
Vivo V9 – Key Specs
*. Screen Display: 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS FullView Display with a 19:9 aspect ratio
*. Design: Glass
*. Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 Octa-core
*. RAM: 4GB RAM
*. Storage: 64GB ROM (Supports microSD Card up to 256GB)
*. Battery: 3260mAh
*. Color: Pearl Black , Champagne Gold
*. Operating System: Funtouch OS 4.0 ( Based on Android 8.1)
*. SIM Slot Type: 2 Nano SIM and 1 microSD Card
*. Type: Dual SIM Dual Standby
*. Fingeprint Sensor: Yes
*. Facial Recognition: Yes
*. SENSORS: Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-compass, Gyroscope sensor
*. Battery: 3260mAh battery capacity
Design and Display
You might have a thing for the notch display but others doesn’t. The V9 features a 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS FullView Display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. A FullView Display with a high resolution of 2280 × 1080 and a 2.5D Glass screen type.
The new aspect ratio design isn’t a new thing but the company claims a 90% screen-to-body ratio on the V9 with the help of the notch display. Which houses the camera, sensor and the speaker.
The V9 is a sleek, slim curved Smartphone that has an intensive glass design on the back with dual camera and fingerprint sensor. And with the new 19:9 aspect ratio, you can comfortably hold the phone on the 3D curved cover.
To make it more comfortable, it features a dimensions of 154.81 x 75.03 x 7.89mm, and it is light weighted with the 150 grams. It is available in Pearl Black , Champagne Gold colors
Camera and Connectivity
This is a AI camera phone as it comes with a 24MP Front Camera with f/2.0 aperture giving you a greater brightness, color vibrancy, clarity in every shot taken with the selfie camera. And you have the AR Sticker, just the Snapchat feature, you numerous stickers that you can use to decorate your selfies.
The company also promises you AI Face Beauty and AI Selfie Lighting on the selfie camera. So with this features, the front facing camera that detects your gender, age, skin tone and texture, lighting environment in any form of light effects to give your shot a mode-like images.
On your rear camera, the phone provides you a Dual (2) Rear Camera. A 16MP primary camera that has a f/2.0 aperture paired and a 5MP depth-sensing secondary camera that has a f/2.4 aperture with Ultra HDR mode and it is supported by an AI Bokeh algorithm.
You have the normal dual-band Wi-Fi 2.4GHz/5GHz, USB 2.0, GPS, OTG, Bluetooth 4.2, and a microUSB port, 2G GSM, 3G WCDMA, 4G FDD-LTE, 4G TDD-LTE as your network and connectivity.
Performance and OS
Although, the V9 might not support a high-end processor to enhance its performance but its packs a well deserved Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 system-on-chip (launched in 2016) coupled with a eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 2.2GHz paired with the Adreno 506 GPU.
The Vivo V9 has 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage, along with a microSD card slot that supports up to 256GB expandable storage and runs on latest Android 8.1 with Funtouch 4.0 as the skin. The V9 will deliver amazing performance for your multiple apps and games that can be stored on the storage status.
Battery and Security
As it provides a standard battery life of about 3260mAh battery that can lasts for a day or so with lengthy talk time, usage time. The Oreo OS boosts battery life and operation speed, and improves security.
On the securities, the V9 packs a full load of them with the AI Face Access that improves the accuracy of the face unlock feature. The V9 scans your facial features and unlocks and the Facial Unlock functionality, which works for App Lock.
It also comes with a Fingerprint sensor scanner that is nicely placed on the back panel for faster unlock. It also features other traditional securities which includes the pin, passwords and pattern.
As I have already said, the V9 promotes AI features. Apart from the AI Face Beauty and AI Selfie Lighting for the selfie camera and the AI Face Access for the facial unlocking, we also have others on the V9.
The AI Attention Scanning that recognizes when the user is looking at the display and turns down the volume of notification and the AI Smart Engine that handles storage management and app launching depending on user behavior.
Pricing and Availability
The V9 might be the nicest phone on paper but it is a little bit expensive, especially when compared to other phone brands featuring the same specifications.
You can pre-order the phone right now from Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm and Vivo E-Store and it costs Rs. 22,990 ($353) . The phone will go on sale from April 2nd, and will also be available via offline retailers across the country from the same date.
The company states that those who pre-order the phone before April 2nd will get one-time screen replacement warranty. Also, they will get an additional discount of Rs. 2000, as well as no-cost EMI payments. Paytm is giving cashback of Rs. 2299 on using the code ‘VIVOV9’, while Amazon is giving 5 percent cashback in the form of Amazon Pay balance.
Indeed, despite the shortcoming of the Vivo V9 with its Notch display design that Android phone makers aren’t ready for, the Vivo V9 is splashing with bubbles of beautification, with the premium glass back build and the new 19:9 screen aspect ratio that gives the users a more decisive protection when holding the phone.
Vivo basically picked the ideas and comments of their users, pieces and pieces, to give V9 mobile phone a finishing touch, a phone at its best! You have everything, you have ever wanted in a Smartphone!
Article Before the Launch
One of the biggest inspiring Chinese company, Vivo would be unveiling their next Smartphone rumored to be Vivo V9. Recall they launched the world first smartphone with In-display fingerprint sensor.
And not, they will be joining other Android phone manufacturers in the new trending design, the iPhone X notch display. There is no other separate leaks about the phone apart from the fact that it will come with 24MP selfie camera for taking good shots.
Industry sources told IANS that the latest device will be priced around Rs 25,000 and will feature a dual rear camera setup and a 24MP wide-angle selfie camera and a 12MP, 8MP dual rear camera, this is a dream-come-true camera!
And the display that looks like the Apple iPhone X, making it fullview display smartphone with notch design that houses an earpiece, front camera and sensors. This is a full-screen display with a notch.
We are looking at a 6-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen running on a Snapdragon 660 chipset, 4GB RAM and 64GB storage powered by a fast charging 3250mAh battery. Wide-angle front camera is becoming a trend in flagship phones and taking over the net with background blurred selfies, called the ‘Bokeh’ effect.
However, the phone would be launched in India on March 27th and expected to be announced in Indonesia later this month and is also expected to be introduced in several other Asian countries.
Meanwhile, Vivo showed a concept phone called “Apex” during the MWC 2018 and the selfies camera pops up with a half scree in-display fingerprint sensor and it is fullview display but this time around, its 100 percent screen-to-body ratio smartphone. We also have the upcoming Xplay 7 Android Smartphone that would be arriving at any given time.