After a week full of teasers, Vivo has finally launched its newest flagship smartphone here in the Philippines. Say hello to the new Vivo V9 with a full screen display, and a 24MP selfie camera.

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In design alone, the Vivo V9 is a step-up from the previous V7 and V7+, with more real estate for your content, thanks to its 6.3 inch FHD+ 19:9 screen combined with a slim form factor. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor, which while dated, is still pretty capable. There’s 4GB of RAM for multi-tasking, and an ample 64GB of storage expandable with a microSD card.

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For imaging, the device has a combination of 16MP + 5MP sensors at the rear, with the latter used for achieving the depth of field effect. The 24MP front comes with features such as AI-assisted Face Beauty, Group Selfie, and AR Stickers.

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The V9 runs on Funtouch OS 4.0 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo, and brings a refreshing new look, along with a nifty set of features such as double tap to sleep and wake, raise to wake, Smart Split, App Clone, and more. The device packs a 3,250mAh battery.

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The Vivo V9 is expected to be available in stores starting April 13, 2018, with pre-orders starting on March 26 until April 5, 2018. It will retail for PhP17,990. You may check out our first impressions here.

Vivo V9 Specs 

  • 2.21 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor
  • 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage expandable via microSD card
  • 6.3-inch FHD+ 19:9 Fullview display
  • 16MP + 5MP rear cameras
  • 24MP front camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 4G/LTE
  • Funtouch OS 4.0 on top of Android 8.1 Oreo
  • 3,250mAh battery

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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.

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