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The China-based Vivo is getting close to officially announcing its two latest Android smartphones, the X9 and X9 Plus. These will be successors to the previously launched Vivo X7 and x7 Plus. However, the company is already posting teasers about the new phones’ features, including a rather interesting move for their front-facing cameras.

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In a post on its official Weibo account, Vivo teased that the X9 and X9 Plus would both have dual front-facing cameras. One of them will be a massive 20MP camera, while the other will be smaller at 8MP. 

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There’s no doubt that having a 20MP front-facing camera in a smartphone is a huge step-up from the norm, but what the second 8MP front camera will do is still something of a mystery. Will each camera have a different degree of wide-angle lens? Will the 8MP camera serve as a way to capture depth of field for the larger 20MP camera on the phone?

Hopefully, all will be revealed when the Vivo X9 and X9 Plus are officially announced at a press event in China on November 17. In the meantime, what do you think the dual front-facing camera setup could be used for? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!