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Vivo V9 India Launch Confirmed for March 23

Vivo V9 India Launch Confirmed for March 23

Chinese smartphone brand Vivo seems to be gearing up for the launch of its new smartphone, the Vivo V9, in India. The situation has changed now as a leaked Geekbench benchmarking database shows that the smartphone might be powered by a Snapdragon 660 processor. Vivo has also confirmed with the teaser image that this smartphone will come with under display fingerprint scanner and a iPhone X like notch design.

Thanks to a bunch of freshly leaked live photos, press-friendly renders, promotional materials and retail info, we now know the iPhone X-style screen of the V9 will measure a towering 6.3 inches in diagonal, sporting Full HD+ resolution (2280 x 1080 pixels) for an extra-wide 19:9 aspect ratio.

The Vivo X21 has been surfacing on rumors and speculations since the past weeks.

The phone is fairly large as well but kind of lightweight, measuring at 155.9 x 75.2 x 7.2mm and weighs 159g.

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Coming to the camera department, the leaks have revealed that the device will come with a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 12MP primary camera and an 8MP secondary rear camera.

A standard fingerprint sensor will be mounted on the back of the phone, alongside a 16MP + 5MP dual shooter arrangement.

As seen in the earlier promo video, the V9 will carry a 24MP f/2.0 selfie camera with a host of features including AI Face Beauty. vivo is also adding AR stickers which could be their version of Animoji or AR Emoji. Vivo is bringing AI based capabilities to the cameras along with support for AR stickers and 4K video recording. According to Vivo V9's official listing, the handset will be arriving in colors like Pearl Black and Gold. On the software front, the Vivo V9 will run Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box. The only thing left really is the official pricing now, which Vivo will announce on March 23.

We do not have any hints about the price of the phone in India just yet, but it is expected to be around the Rs 24,000 range. The phone has not yet been launched in any other global market.


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