Tech fans were in for a treat today as Vivo announced its latest additions to the their X device lineup and their newest entries to the mid range segment, the Vivo X9 and X9 Plus, and boy do they pack a punch.

So what make these two smartphones so great? Well, they have something that’s completely and outrageously interesting. Love selfies? Well, they don’t have one, but two front facing cameras! And we’re not talking about some cheap camera components here.

The first of the two is a 20MP camera which uses a Sony IMX376 sensor with an f/2.0 aperture and the 2nd is an 8MP camera which is primarily used for depth and perhaps enable additional features when taking selfies.


The X9 boasts a 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor with 4GB of RAM, a 3050mAh battery, and will come in 64GB and 128GB variants. The X9 Plus is a more powerful version of the X9 which uses the same screen technology but on a slightly bigger 5.88-inch display, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 653, 6GB of RAM and a more potent 4,000mAh battery.

A Quick Rundown of What We Know So Far:

Vivo X9 Vivo X9 Plus
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Qualcomm Snapdragon 653
Display 5.5-inch Full HD Super AMOLED 5.88-inch Full HD Super AMOLED
Camera Rear: 16MP

Front: Dual 20MP and 8MP

Storage 64GB and 128GB 128GB
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Battery 3050mAh 4000mAh
Colors Gold, Rose Gold
Price About $400 for the 64GB Variant

About $430 for the 128GB Variant

TBA on December


So are you guys excited? We are. If and when these devices will land in PH, no idea yet. But hopefully we can get more details soon.

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.