The Vivo V9 officially launches in the Philippines. Priced at Php17,990, the phone features 6.3-inch FullView display, Snapdragon 636 processor.
Vivo V9 Philippines: Official Price, Specs
The Vivo V9 is finally official. Priced at Php17,990, the handset features a large 19:9 display, the notch, and a Snapdragon 626 processor.
In the coming days before the launch, the phone was heavily leaked, revealing the specs, features, and even the price. While most leaks are speculative and untrue, the ones for the V9 were mostly spot on.
The Vivo V9 comes with a 6.3-inch 19:9 IPS display with a resolution of 2280 by 1080. It is surrounded by thin bezels, resulting in an 85.2% screen-to-body ratio.
Inside, the phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage. It has a triple card slot for two Nano SIM cards and a dedicated slot for the microSD card.
The rear camera features dual sensors 16MP + 5MP arranged vertically, while the selfie camera packs a whopping 24MP shooter. Both are assisted by Vivo’s AI technology.
One of the V9’s highlight features is its new AI technology. In fact, its peppered all throughout the phone’s system and apps. Vivo’s AI Smart engine, for instance, makes adjustments based on usage data to balance performance and endurance.
The phone also has AI Face Access ensures face unlock works securely, minimizing accidental unlocking.
The camera’s are AI-powered as well. For selfies, the AI Face Beauty identifies a user’s age, sex, skin tone and texture, as well as the surrounding lighting environment. It then compares the data gathered with a comprehensive database and makes adjustments accordingly.
There’s also AI Selfie Lighting, which uses algorithms and maps out facial profiles, allowing users to apply light effects like Natural Light, Studio Light, Stereo Light, and Monochrome Background more effectively.
AI Bokeh uses machine learning to provide better depth-of-field shots for more realistic background blurring.
And finally there’s AI Attention Sensing, which recognizes when the user is looking at the phone to keep disruption to a minimum by automatically reducing the volume of message alerts, incoming calls and alarms, since the user is already focused on the screen.
Pricing and Availability
As stated, the Vivo V9 has a suggested retail price of Php17,990 (around USD 345). Pre-order period will start on March 26 to April 5, 2018. Information about the phone’s availability was not yet disclosed, but its coming soon.
Vivo V9 specs:
- 6.3-inch Full HD+ IPS AllScreen Display (2280 x 1080; 400 ppi)
- 19:9 Display Ratio, 2.5D Glass
- Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 Processor
- Adreno 506 GPU
- 4GB RAM
- 64GB Storage, microSD up to 256GB
- Dual Rear Camera 16MP + 5MP, f/2.0, PDAF, Dual Tone LED Flash
- 24MP Front Camera, f/2.0, Wide Angle, Softlight Flash
- Triple Card Slot (Dual Nano SIM + microSD)
- 4G LTE
- Wi-Fi, Dual Band
- Bluetooth v4.2
- FM Radio, OTG
- Face Access, Fingerprint Sensor
- MicroUSB 2 Port
- Funtouch OS 4.0, Android 8.1 Oreo
- 3,260 mAh Battery, Fast Charging
- Colors: Pearl Black, Gold
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