- Great display
- Exciting selfie camera
- Dedicated microSD card slot
- Excellent design
- No fast charging
- Price not competitive
Vivo has launched the all new Vivo V9 in India, the successor to Vivo V7 in India. The new Vivo V9 has the notch similar to the iPhone X, a large 6.3-inch bezel-less display, 24-megapixel selfie camera, dual cameras on the back, AI integration on both cameras, and Android 8.1 Oreo-based software. Vivo V9, priced in India at ₹ 22,990, comes in only one configuration – 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage. It will be sold via both online and offline channels, and go on sale next month.
The phone will be available for pre-booking on Amazon India starting at 3 pm from Friday, March 23.
The V9 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC coupled with 4GB of DDR3 RAM. It bears a dual rear camera setup, with the primary 16-megapixel sensor and secondary 5-megapixel sensor coupled with f/2.0 and f2/.4 apertures, respectively. It offers an ‘Ultra HDR’ mode. On the front, it features a 24-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 aperture.
The phone runs on Vivo’s Funtouch OS 4.0 which is based on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. Vivo is touting the AI-based Face Beautify app for selfie and video call beautification, and also ‘AR Stickers’, apart from a ‘Portrait’ lighting effect and Bokeh depth-of-field effect. The V9 also comes with Face Access 2.0, which will help unlock the phone using face recognition. It also works for App Lock.
The Vivo V9 comes with 64GB of inbuilt storage, expandable via a dedicated microSD card slot (up to 256GB). Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Micro-USB port. Sensors onboard include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and a proximity sensor. It has dimensions of 154.81×75.03×7.99mm, and the 7.9mm phone packs in a large non-removable Li-Ion 3260 mAh Battery, with no fast charging support and weighs 150 grams. The smartphone will come in three colour options – Champagne Gold, Pearl Black, and Sapphire Blue.