Vivo, the Chinese smartphone giant, has today unveiled Vivo V9 Youth, a customized variant of the recently launched Vivo V9 flagship smartphone, designed for the youth and dynamic consumer base Vivo has. The Vivo V9 Youth is priced at Rs. 18,990 and is available in two color variants- Black and Gold. The phone will be available in all retail stores as well as via e-commerce sites, including the Vivo E-Store, Flipkart, Amazon India and Paytm Mall, starting from 24th April 2018.
Commenting on the launch, Kenny Zeng, CMO, Vivo India said, “At Vivo, we are continually pushing norms to make cutting-edge technology available to everyone at a competitive price. With the launch of the Vivo V9 Youth, we are bringing the best features of our flagship V9 in a new avatar for our young and modern consumers. Packed with a host of cutting-edge features, the Vivo V9 Youth is the perfect smartphone for consumers who want a holistic and powerful smartphone experience at a competitive price.”
The Vivo V9 Youth sports a huge 6.3-inch FullView Display, with an aspect ratio of 19:9. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 processor clocked at 1.8 GHz, coupled with 4GB of RAM and Adreno 506 GPU. The phone has 32GB onboard storage, which is further expandable up to 256GB using a microSD card. In terms of camera, the V9 Youth has dual camera setup on the back consisting of a 16MP primary sensor and a 2MP depth sensor, using which it can create the bokeh effect in pictures. On the front, there is a 16MP front-facing camera which uses AI Face beauty feature, which the company claims to be capable of delivering astonishingly clear and beautiful selfies.
The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with Vivo’s own Funtouch OS 4.0 skin on top. The fingerprint scanner is placed on the back and the phone packs a 3260mAh battery. The Vivo V9 Youth is packed with numerous software features as well like the new-generation AI Face Access technology, which allows easy screen unlocking by scanning facial features of the user. There is a ‘Game Mode’ built in which prevents users from getting distracted while they are playing games. The new Picture-in-Picture for games has been introduced, which can be accessed by just sliding down with three fingers and with this gesture, the screen will be split into two halves. There’s also the newly developed Gaming Keyboard which doesn’t take up the whole screen so that gamers can easily chat while gaming.