Vivo launched their flagship smartphone V9 in India in March, this year. The Vivo V9 launched with iPhone X-like notch and a fullview 2.0 screen. Because of the expansive screen and the dual rear camera, the smartphone easily attracted a good amount of smartphone consumers. Now after the success of their launch, the company has unveiled the Sapphire Blue color variant of the same in India.
Vivo V9 comes with a 6.3-inch Full HD+ display, having an aspect ratio of 19:9. The ratio difference (from the usual 18:9) is because of the notch added at the top edge of the display, like Apple iPhone X. In the meantime, Vivo is not the only brand to parrot the display-notch design. Many brands like Huawei, OPPO, UMIDIGI, etc. have already revealed their plans for the smartphones with the notch cutting. Technically, this helps in adapting the front facing camera, sensors and the User Interface Status Bar on the same line. Thus, the rest 18:9 portion of the display will serve as the view space, without any extra space for the Status bar. Vivo calls this tech FullView™ Display 2.0 and claims to have a screen-to-body ratio of 90%.
The smartphone is powered with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 626 SoC, coupled with 4GB of RAM onboard. The internal storage of 64GB can be expanded using SD Card. The device runs Android 8.1 Oreo skinned with FunTouch OS 4.0 on the top.
Vivo V9 sports 16MP+5MP dual setup on the rear camera department, featuring Portrait Mode, Ultra HD, Slo-mo, Live Photos, Retina Flash, AR Sticker, etc. Coming to the front-facing selfie sensor, we could see a 24 MP AI Selfie Camera. Apart from the fingerprint scanner provided at the rear panel, the company also offers a face recognition feature backed with AI which also optimises the smartphone performance.
Priced at INR 22,990, the Vivo V9 Sapphire Blue will be available across all offline stores from 18th May, 2018 and will also be available online on amazon.in and Vivo E-store from 21st April, 2018.
Speaking on the availability of the Vivo V9 Sapphire Blue, Kenny Zeng, Chief Marketing Officer, Vivo India, said, “The new Vivo V9 Sapphire Blue is a perfect combination of premium design and impeccable performance. The new variant presents our consumers with a smartphone that not only matches-up to their daily usage demands, but also their style quotient.”