Vivo launched its new smartphone Vivo V9 in India. This smartphone would be a great budget segment Under the Price tag of 25k Rs.Vivo V9’s defining feature is the 6.3-inch Full HD+ (2280×1080) IPS display with a 19:9 aspect ratio. The display has a notch similar to the iPhone X. According to the company, the notch helps the phone achieve a screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent.
The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 system-on-chip. AThe Vivo V9 has 4GB of RAM with 64GB of storage, along with a microSD card slot that supports up to 256GB expandable storage.It has dual rear cameras, with a 16MP primary camera that has a f/2.0 aperture paired with a 5MP depth-sensing secondary camera that has a f/2.4 aperture. The camera has “Ultra HDR” mode. Vivo is known for placing more emphasis on the front camera, though, and the Vivo V9 doesn’t change this trend. The phone’s 24MP front camera has a f/2.0 aperture. It has a Portrait Mode, and also a selfie lighting feature that sounds similar to Apple’s implementation on the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X.
The Vivo V9 has Face Unlock functionality, which works for App Lock as well. It’s powered by a 3260mAh battery. It has the usual connectivity options including dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.2, and a microUSB port. The fingerprint sensor is placed on the back of the device. In terms of design, the phone has a glass back.
Its dimensions are 154.81 x 75.03 x 7.89mm, and it weighs 150 grams. The phone runs Vivo’s Funtouch OS 4.0 UI on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, which means that it’s required to have Project Treble support.
Vivo V9 pricing, availability and offers
The Vivo V9 launched in India for Rs. 22,990. It comes in a single variant of 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. Pre-orders for the phone are now open on Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm, as well as the Vivo E-Store. 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. The phone’s primary sales driver is its 6.3-inch Full HD+ 19:9 display. Competition is heating up in the budget and mid-range price segments, so it remains to be seen how well the phone is received in the market.