UPDATE: vivo V9 full hardware specs revealed.
Almost every other Chinese smartphone maker has jumped onto the “notch” bandwagon and the latest participant is vivo. Their next selfie-centric smartphone, the vivo V9, has been revealed ahead of its supposed launch that’s happening at the end of this month. This will succeed the vivo V7/V7+ and it is a major step up in both display and hardware.
Over at the front, the vivo V9 is said to feature a 6″ 18:9 AMOLED display that pushes 2160×1080 pixels resolution. Instead of an entry-level Snapdragon processor, word has it that the V9 will get a more powerful Snapdragon 660 unit that’s mated to 4GB of RAM and has 64GB of expandable storage. It does look like its other cousin, the OPPO R15.
UPDATE: The vivo V9 is running on a Snapdragon 626 processor based on vivo India’s product page.
vivo is still positioning this phone as a selfie-centric smartphone and it carries a 24MP front-facing camera. Over at the rear, it has a dual-camera system that’s positioned vertically on the top left corner. It gets a primary 12MP main camera and a secondary 8MP shooter. There’s no in-display fingerprint sensor but you can unlock quickly with its rear-mounted unit.
As usual, it will run on vivo’s own custom FunTouch OS 4.0 skin that’s said to be based on Android 8.0 Oreo and it has a modest 3,250mAh battery. The device is expected to be priced at 4,999,999IDR which is about RM1,363 is converted directly. That’s quite cheap considering the current vivo V7+ which had an HD+ 720p display and an entry-level Snapdragon 450 processor was launched locally at RM1,499.
You can check out the full V9 promo video from vivo Indonesia below: