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Vivo V9 Pro With Notch Display And Snapdragon 660

Vivo V9 Pro
Written by Bibhu Prasad Bal

Changing market conditions introduces something interesting to us. Now this time Vivo presenting an example with Vivo V9 Pro and hoping to catch some great attention.

Now smartphone companies offering features which they didn’t in earlier. With attractive design, high-end specifications and most importantly affordable prices the competition becoming tougher.

Whereas phone like Xiaomi’s PocoPhone F1 has taken the competition into a whole new level, So how will other brands stay behind?

Though Vivo is the first company who brought the in-display fingerprint sensor concept in its Vivo X20 UD and Vivo X21. But they are the flagship models and available at high prices.

Then Vivo brought the in-display fingerprint sensor in a mid-range model i.e the Vivo v11 Pro. Recently Samsung has brought its new Samsung Galaxy A7 that comes with a triple–rear–camera setup and side–mounted–Fingerprint sensor.

Vivo V9 Pro in details

To be in the game, brands are adapting to the situation and doing something unique and hoping that it attracts a lot of views.

Thanks to the evolving technology that straining on the smartphone brands to bring sophisticated features in mid-range segment models.

So, you can see mid-range line-up is too crowded that a buyer can easily get confused between which is best and which one is not.

Because every smartphone looks attractive, inside setup is better from one another and the price difference is very minimal.

As with the every new release smartphone we eagerly want to know its design specifications and most importantly the price.

Here I shorted out everything about Vivo V9 Pro which you can understand easily. So, let’s come to take a glance at it.

Design

Vivo V9 Pro comes with a plastic body design, glossy finish on the back. With the curve around corners, it looks very premium.

It doesn’t let you feel that you carry a heavy object with the 150g of weight. Other dimensions are 7.9mm thickness, 75mm width and 150mm is its height.

It almost reaches the concept of bezel-less design with the 6.3 – inch display but you can notice the Presence of notch and chin.

Vivo V9 Pro

On the right side of the phone, there is a volume rocker and power lock / unlock buttons. A triple slot tray present on the left side of the phone. Which means you can use two SIMs and an SD card at a time.

The bottom part houses the 3.5mm audio jack, speaker grill, USB port, and primary microphone.

On the back, there is a vertical setup of the dual rear camera (13MP + 2MP) and a LED flash just under it. There is a rear-mount fingerprint sensor placed just above the center of the phone.

Display

On people, demand companies try to increase the size of the display as much as possible. That’s why you can see some smartphones comes with the bezel-less design to give you a  full view experience.

So, here the Chinese company has done something similar to that concept with Vivo V9 Pro.

Vivo V9 Pro

This model comes with a 19:9 aspect ratio type 6.3-inch full HD Plus full view display of resolution 1080×2280 pixels and 400ppi pixel density.

The screen-to-body ratio is 85% which means you can enjoy movies and videos on a big screen.

There is a notch on the above the screen which houses the earpiece grill, proximity sensor, and selfie camera.

The bottom bezel doesn’t support any configuration so, you can find on-screen navigation bar. Which will not appear when you operate an app but when you touch the screen it will appear.

Camera And Sensors

Vivo along with its sister company OPPO initially known for their camera but after they gave good processor as well but the camera quality never comes down.

This time Vivo gives a 16MP front-facing camera with aperture f/2.0. With the AI face beauty and AI lighting mode it automatically adjusts the colors and adds filters to enhance your pictures and make you beautiful and flawless in every selfie.

Vivo V9 Pro

On the back, there is a combination of a 13MP primary camera with aperture f/2.2 and a 2MP secondary camera for depth capturing. A LED flash is present just below the set up to encounter the low-light conditions.

Vivo is not going to down your pictures quality so it comes with different modes like Ultra HD, DOC, Professional, Slow, Time-Lapse Photography, Camera Filter, Live, Bokeh, HDR, Face Beauty, Panorama, Palm Capture, Gender Detection, Flash, AR Stickers, Take Photo, Face Beauty and Group Selfie etc.

As I told you in the design section of Vivo V9 Pro that there is a rear-mount fingerprint sensor. Vivo claims that this fingerprint sensor is very much secure and quicker than its predecessor Vivo V9.

Apart from the fingerprint sensor v9 Pro includes sensor like Magnetometer, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, and Gyroscope.

Processor And Performances

Vivo V9 Pro is powered by 2.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE octa-core processor (quad-core 2.2GHz, Cortex-A73 cores, and 1.8GHz, Cortex-A53 cores) and paired with Adreno 512 GPU and AI engine.

So, that you can perform multitasking and enjoy better graphics performance. It can say that Vivo has done a great job because it is the same hardware setup that comes in Vivo v11 pro. Which is slightly higher than Vivo V9 Pro on the basis of price.

Vivo V9 Pro also comes with a game mode feature which helps you in the uninterrupted gaming experience. After enabling that feature you will get limited notifications and calls.

Software, RAM, And Storage

Vivo V9 Pro runs on top of Android Oreo v8.1 which is based on FunTouch OS 4.0.

Vivo has released only one variant of Vivo V9 Pro to market. That is the 6GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.

It always offers you a dedicated slot for Micro SD card. So, that you can expand your storage up to 256GB.

Battery

Vivo V9 Pro backed by a 3260mAH battery under the hood which supports to quick change 3.0 and also will give you long-lasting battery life – according to Vivo. So, you can enjoy your fun on Vivo V9 Pro without worrying about running out of power.

Connectivity

Vivo V9 Pro includes connectivity options like 4G VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth v4.2, GPS/ A-GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB OTG, and a Micro-USB port.

Release Date, Price, and Color

Vivo V9 Pro released in India on 26 September and will be Amazon exclusive. Company clear that it will go on sale only in October.

The MRP of  v9 Pro is ₹ 19,990 but it will available at a special price ₹ 17,990 on Amazon during Great Indian Festival sale.

Oops!! There are not too many choices with color. It only comes in black color. But trust me you will love the color that comes with the gold accent on the back.

Final Word On Vivo V9 Pro

Good to see that Vivo coming into competition with some serious changes previously with Vivo V11 Pro and now with Vivo V9 Pro.

Looking at the competitive market with Snapdragon 660 SoC and at ₹ 17,990 Vivo V9 Pro surely a good option out in the mid-range line-up.

And with no doubt, it is a strong competitor for models like Xiaomi’s MI A2, Huawei Honor Play and the upcoming moto one power. Which are available at the same price range.

Let’s see what kind of impact Vivo can able to create on market and how much attention does it attracts.

About the author

Bibhu Prasad Bal

A professional content writer and a tech-savvy guy. He loves to explain stuff in a simple way, no matter what and how complicated it is.

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