Vivo V9 is creating a buzz in the smartphone market these days. The Chinese smartphone brand had scheduled to launch its upcoming handset in India on 27th March. However, ahead of the launch, the anticipated device leaked in images revealing the design language used and some of the features packed inside.
The upcoming Vivo V9 is the successor of the Vivo V7, which was launched last year. And as suggested by the leaked images, the newbie will be following the design of its predecessor. Looking at the images, it can be seen that the smartphone looks seamless with a near bezel-less display. Alike its predecessor, the Vivo V9 will get along with the 18:9 aspect ratio. However, one major change in the V9’s design would be the notch on the top. These days, smartphone makers seem to be quite obsessed with the notch on the top like the iPhone X. And Vivo V9 chose to follow the bandwagon.
Furthermore, the rear camera on the device gives the glimpse of the iPhone X. The vertically aligned dual cameras at the back have a close resemblance. But despite being so impressed with the iPhone X design, the handset has not quite obliterated the 3.5mm headphone jack. There is still a port for the 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom, which lies meticulously on the left of the Micro-USB charging port. For the audio output, the device has placed the mono speaker grill, which also lies on the bottom.
Another leaked image shows that the device has a slot for the two SIM cards. There is also an SDcard slot for the memory expansion but it takes the SIM2 slot. Talking about the OS, Vivo V9 will have Android Oreo on its system with an extra flavor from the company’s home-baked FunTouch OS on the top. And keeping the track of the rumors, there are speculations that the smartphone will come with the Snapdragon 660 chipset paired with 4GB or 6GB of RAM.
Vivo being the selfie-centric smartphone, it often comes with the catchy taglines like the Moonlight selfies, Clearer selfies, etc. This time too, with 24MP selfie camera, Vivo V9’s intentions can be predicted. If the rumors and leaked images come true, it might pose a threat to the other selfie-centric smartphones like the Oppo F5.
The use and the placement of the fingerprint sensor in the V9 had also excited its fan base. With the presentation of the Vivo X20 Plus UD with the in-display fingerprint sensor and the impressive Vivo Apex with pure bezel-less display and under display fingerprint in the CES 2018 and MWC 2018 respectively, most of the tech enthusiasts had a similar expectation. But contrary to that expectations, the smartphone maker placed the fingerprint sensor on the back.
Update: Vivo has listed the company’s upcoming smartphone on its Indian website which contradicts some of the rumors that were flying around on the internet.
According to the listing on Vivo’s website, the Vivo V9 will sport a 6.3-inch AMOLED display that might will have a 19:9 aspect ratio. This device will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 chipset, which is surprising, as most rumors had hinted towards Snapdragon 660 chipset. In terms of storage, the device will have 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory which can expand up to 256 GB via a dedicated microSD card slot.
The Vivo V9 will feature a vertical camera setup with dual camera lenses (16-megapixel and 5-megapixel). It will run on Android v8.1 Oreo out of the box which the listing confirms. This OS will be the basis for Vivo’s own Funtouch OS 4.0.
Vivo V9 Specifications
- Near bezel-less display, 19:9 aspect ratio, notch on the top
- Dual camera at the back
- 24MP selfie camera
- 16 MP + 5 MP dual rear cameras
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 chipset
- 4GB of RAM
- Fingerprint sensor on the back
- Dual SIM cards; SD card uses SIM2 slot
- Android Oreo with FunTouch OS on the top
- 5mm headphone jack and Micro USB 2.0 port on the bottom
- Expected Price: $385 (Rs. 25,000 in India)
- Launch date: 27th March 2018 (In India)
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