Modelled as the Vivo V9 6GB, the smartphone is powered by a Snapdragon 660 chipset instead of the moderately powered Snapdragon 626 which was present on the original V9. Another huge change is the addition of 6GB of memory instead of the 4GB RAM that its base variant came in.
If you thought that was a significant variation from the original device, the camera configuration in the Vivo V9 6GB is a whole different story. While the internals seems to have been upgraded, Vivo has introduced dual 13MP + 2MP rear camera setup with a 12MP front-facing shooter on the latest model. That’s a steep downgraded from the combination of 16-megapixel + 5-megapixel sensors and the 24MP wide-angle front-facing camera on the front of the original Vivo V9.
In terms of design, the Vivo V9 6GB is pretty much the same device as the one that launched in March, with a bezel-less display and a notch that provides up to 90 percent screen space on the front. The device runs Android 8.1 Oreo with company’s own FunTouch OS 4.0 running on top of it. It is backed by a 3260mAh battery with fast charging support and has a fingerprint scanner at the centre of the back panel.
The Vivo V9 6GB is available in Red and Black coloured variants and will sell for an asking price of IDR 4,299,000 (approx. Rs 20,547) in Indonesia. The device goes on sale starting July 4 and it remains to be seen whether it’ll be launched in other markets where the Vivo V9 was sold earlier.