The New Vivo V9 is Now Officially Launched in the Philippines


The new notch-equipped smartphone, Vivo V9, is now officially launched in the Philippines. The V9 is a direct follow up to last year's V7 series that was released in the country which focused mainly on the selfie camera. This new one, still would like to deliver the best selfie photos to the market and selfie loving community in the country, but with more additions to specs and design for an asking price below Php18K mark.

This Vivo V9 has a slightly different aspect ratio than most recent midrange smartphones around at 19:9 measurement, thanks to the notch up its screen that has to be there to hold the 24MP selfie camera, sensors, and earpiece. To its left and right are where the display is extended. Speaking of, the V9 sports a huge and immersive 6.3-inch FullView display equipped with Full HD+ (2280 x 1080) resolution, due to its odd 19:9 screen, we get a little extra pixels right there. It still houses a fingerprint sensor, but it's on the back panel - and for that, extremely thin bezels are found on the front panel, which is very nice and sleek to look at.

On the inside, the V9 is powered by a Snapdragon 626 chip with eight cores alongside Adreno 506 GPU and a spacious 4GB RAM. Storage wise, it will offer users a default 64GB size which of course is expandable via microSD card up to 256GB. It has a non-hybrid type of SIM slot, which means users can have two SIM cards AND and microSD card running on this device all at once.

The camera department is where this phone's main offerings are (in addition to the beautiful design and specs sheet). There on the back side are a dual-shooter setup. The primary shooter is pegged at 16MP with f/2.0 aperture while the secondary lens has 5MP that is used for portrait and bokeh modes. On the other side is where the 24MP selfie camera is placed. It has the same f/2.0 aperture and its own Soft flash LED light. There is what Vivo calls the "AI Beautification" feature to assist users get the best possible selfies of them.

Running on the Vivo V9 is the latest FunTouch OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo platform.  And keeping the lights on is a 3250mAh battery.

Vivo V9 specs:
  • 6.3-inch Full HD+ FullView Display
  • 18:9 aspect ratio
  • 2280 x 1080 resolution
  • 2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • octa-core Snapdragon 626 processor
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB internal storage
  • Supports microSD card up to 256GB
  • 16MP+5MP dual rear camera with f/2.0 and LED flash
  • 24MP front camera with f/2.0 aperture and AI Beautification
  • FunTouch OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Dual SIM (non-hybrid)
  • 4G LTE
  • Gyroscope
  • FM Radio
  • Fingerprint Scanner
  • Facial Recogniton
  • Pearl Black, Gold
  • 3250mAh battery
  • Php17,990
The Vivo V9 is officially priced at Php17,990. Pre-order will begin tomorrow nationwide while availability will be on April 13, 2018. While it is not confirmed yet, this device will also likely to be offered via Home Credit with 0% interest rate for those who want to get it through installment plan. 

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