Chinese smartphone maker Vivo is planning to launch its upcoming smartphone, the V9 in the Indian market today.
The company is holding a launch event for the device in Mumbai at 11:30 am. If you want to catch all the action of the launch event then you can check out the YouTube video embedded below of the live stream that is likely to start around 12 noon. The other option to catch the event is to visit Vivo India’s website, Vivo India's Facebook live stream, or the landing pages of the launch event on Flipkart and Amazon.
The company has already announced the specifications of the device so we know what the device will pack. According to a report by The Verge, Vivo V9 will come with a 6.3-inch LCD screen with 19:9 aspect ratio and 2280 x 1080 FHD+ resolution boasting 90 percent screen-to-body percentage with that iPhone X-like notch on the top. The device will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 SoC with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. Vivo will also give users an option to add a microSD card to the device for expandable storage.
Vivo has focused on its dual camera setup in its promotional material prior to the launch event. In the camera department, the device will come with a 16 MP camera sensor with an f/2 aperture and a 5 MP camera sensor for sensing the depth on the back of the device. Though, the highlighting feature of the device is likely to be its 24 MP camera sensor on the front of the smartphone with an f/2 aperture for improved selfies. It is likely to pack a new ‘AI Face Beauty’ feature to ‘truly represent' the beauty of its user.
V9 will also come with ‘AI Smart Engine’, which according to the company, will boost the performance of the device by taking care of storage management and app launching by keeping track of the usage of the user. The device will also come with ‘AI Face Access’ with improved accuracy of face unlock and ‘AI Attention Sensing’ where the device will detect if you are looking at the screen of the device and then reduce the volume of any new incoming notifications as detailed in the report.
In terms of connectivity options, V9 will come with a microUSB port, OTG, GPS, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2 and headphone jack. The device will also come with the company’s in-house Android 8.1 Oreo-based Funtouch OS 4.0 out of the box. The device will come in gold and black colours. The company has not announced the pricing of the device which is likely to be the main reason of the event since we already know everything about the hardware of the device after the company posted the listing on its website.