Today, Chinese smartphone maker Vivo has launched their latest flagship device in India, the Vivo V9. The Vivo V9 is priced at Rs. 22,990. The phone will be available in Champagne Gold and Pearl Black color across all offline stores from 2nd April 2018 and can be pre-booked in all retail stores, on Vivo E-store, Flipkart, Amazon and Paytm Mall.

Commenting on the launch, Kent Cheng, CEO, Vivo India said, “With the class-leading design and camera capabilities of Vivo V9, we have once again delivered a product that is high on innovation and quality. We are confident that our latest flagship will set new benchmarks in the smartphone industry and further solidify our leadership position in the market.

Vivo V9 launched in India
Vivo V9 launched in India

The Vivo V9 features a metal body and on the front, the phone features a fullHD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) 6.3-inch edge-to-edge display with a notch, the display has an aspect ratio of 19:9 and due to the tall screen and minimum bezels, the Vivo V9 has a 90% screen to body ratio and the bezels on both sides of the display are as thin as 1.75mm.

The Vivo V9 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor, with Adreno 506 GPU, coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 256GB using a MicroSD card. In terms of optics, there is a 24MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture, which also supports facial recognition. It also has features like AI Face Beauty mode and AR stickers.

On the back, there is a dual camera setup this time which consists of a 16MP and 5MP sensor, with an aperture of f/2.0. In terms of software, the Vivo V9 runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with Funtouch OS 4.0 on top. Connectivity options on the phone include 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, and Micro-USB with USB OTG. The phone packs a 3,260mAh battery.

AI-Optimized Mobile Experience

The Vivo V9’s AI Smart Engine ensures the best mobile performance by learning users’ habits and preferences. The AI Smart Engine prioritizes processing and storage resources to provide a fluid and optimized experience. In addition to ensuring smooth operation and save power, the AI Smart Engine can accurately predict user’s next task and launch favorite apps 20% faster. The V9’s AI Attention Sensing also keeps disruption to a minimum by automatically reducing the volume of message alerts, incoming calls and alarms.

Always Game on

The Vivo V9 enhances the experience for gaming enthusiasts with the new ‘Game Mode’. The feature allows users to block all interruptions such as messages, calls and alerts, thereby providing an uninterrupted gaming experience. Alternatively, one can change the settings to display phone calls from designated contacts only and choose to respond by swiping up on the screen. The V9 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor, which combined with a 3260mAh battery, provides a powerful multi-tasking and gaming experience for a longer duration.

Vivo V9 Availability

The Vivo V9 is now available for pre-booking with attractive offers across all offline stores in India and e-commerce platforms like Amazon, Flipkart, Paytm Mall & Vivo’s official E-store. Customers who book the phone starting from today up to 2nd April will be eligible for One Time Screen Replacement for the phone. Also, the consumers can avail a discount of Rs. 2,000 if the customer opts for an exchange policy. For e-commerce users, there will be no-cost EMI for up to 12 months while purchasing this phone.

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