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vivo V9 is official with 90% screen-to-body ratio (Update: India price confirmed)

Update: vivo's new flagship is now available to pre-book in India priced at Rs. 22,990.

Published onMarch 23, 2018

Less than a day after an initial launch party in China, vivo has now introduced its new flagship, the V9, in India. The V9 – which you read all about below – will retail for Rs. 22,990 (around $353).

Consumers in the region can pre-book a device from today at vivo’s official e-store and other retailers such as Amazon, Flipkart, and Paytm Mall.As an added bonus, anyone you books a V9 between now and the official release date on April 2nd will be eligible for a one-off screen replacement service.

Hit the button below to head over to the vivo V9 listing at


Original story (03/22): vivo has launched its latest flagship, the vivo V9, in an event in Shenzhen, China. The handset is said to offer a 90% screen-to-body ratio, complete with a notch, as well as a 24MP front camera — but what else has it got going on? Here’s the lowdown.

The V9 features a 6.3-inch, 19:9, LCD display with 2,280 x 1,080 resolution, an octa-core Snapdragon 626 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of internal storage (expandable up to 256GB via microSD). It runs Android 8.1 Oreo with vivo’s Funtouch OS 4.0 on top, and includes a headphone jack and 3,260mAh battery — though it’s microUSB instead of the newer USB Type-C.

As for the camera setup, the vivo V9 makes use of a 16 + 5MP dual rear camera with f/2.0 apertures, and a 24MP with f/2.0 aperture up front. These are backed by some AI functions that can automatically improve selfies, whether it’s learning your preferences over time or offering lighting adjustments.

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The V9 also has what vivo refers to as an AI Smart Engine that “prioritizes processing and storage resources for an optimized experience,” and an updated version of its Game Mode that can block all messages, calls and alerts while gaming.

The handset will be available in Pearl Black and Gold and will be up for pre-order on this Friday, but further availability, and indeed price details, have yet to be confirmed. It’s tipped to cost in the region of Rs. 25,000 (~$385), though.

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