Vivo recently unveiled the V9 in India. The handset is currently on pre-order and goes on sale in the country from early next month. What sets the Vivo V9 apart from other handsets is its design. The front of the handset features a bezel-less design including a notch at the top which makes it look very similar to the iPhone X.

Vivo proudly boasts that the V9 has a screen-to-body ratio of 90 percent which makes it as compact as a 5.5-inch smartphone despite coming with a 6.3-inch display. While significantly more expensive, the Vivo V9 does compete with Xiaomi’s excellent Redmi Note 5 Pro in many ways. Q) What are the full specifications of the Vivo V9?  A) The full specs of the Vivo V9 are as follows:

Dimensions: 154.81 x 75.03 x 7.89 mm Weight: 150g Display: 6.3-inch 19:9 aspect ratio, FHD+ (2280 x 1080), 2.5D Gorilla Glass Chipset: Octa-core Snapdragon 626 chipset clocked at 2.2GHz GPU: Adreno 506 RAM: 4GB Storage: 64GB, microSD card slot Rear camera: 16MP PDAF, F/2.0 aperture, 5MP depth camera, 4K video recording, LED flash Front camera: 24MP, F/2.0 aperture, Screen Flash Sensors: Fingerprint scanner (Rear), Gyroscope, Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light sensor, eCompass Connectivity: LTE, VoLTE, Dual-SIM, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB Battery: 3260mAh non-removable Others: Android 8.1 Oreo, Funtouch OS 4.0, Face Unlock

Q) What are the key features of the Vivo V9? A) The highlight of the V9 is its design which closely resembles that of the iPhone X. Additionally, its the first phone to feature a 24MP selfie camera. This should help the phone in capturing detailed selfies in ideal conditions. The handset also comes with Face Unlock and runs on the very latest version of Android — Oreo. Q) Is the battery of the handset removable? A) The Vivo V9 features a unibody aluminum build which means its battery and back cover are not removable. Q) What kind of SIM card slot does the phone have? Can I use two SIM cards and a microSD card at the same time? A) The Vivo V9 features a dedicated microSD card slot along with two SIM card slots. This means that you can use a microSD card along with two SIM cards on the phone at the same time.

Q) Is there an IR blaster on the handset? A) No, the Vivo V9 lacks an IR blaster. This means you cannot use the phone to control other electronic devices around you. Q) Do you get face unlock in Vivo V9? A) Yes, there’s face unlock on the handset. This feature can be used for more than just unlocking the device as well. Q) Can one record calls in Vivo V9? A) Yes, it has native call recording facility. Q) Does the Vivo 9 feature FM radio? A) Yes, there’s FM radio on the handset. Q) Is the display on the Vivo V9 protected by Gorilla Glass? A) Yes, the 6.3-inch display on the handset is protected by 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Q) Can you lock apps using the fingerprint scanner on the Vivo V9? A) Yes, you can lock apps using the fingerprint scanner on the device. You can even use face unlock to unlock locked apps. Q) Where is the fingerprint scanner on the handset located? Is it touch-based? A) The fingerprint scanner is located at the rear, and yes, it is touch based. Q) How many fingerprints can one register on the Vivo V9? A) 5. Q) Can you record slow-motion videos on the Vivo V9? A) Yes, it can but only at 720p @ 120fps. It can also record videos in 4K resolution at 30fps. Q) Can one make native video calls on the Vivo V9 without using a third-party app? A) Yes, you can directly make video calls without using an app like Google Duo or Skype. Q) Which version of Android does the handset run on? A) Android 8.1 Oreo. Q) Does the Vivo V9 support LTE and VoLTe networks? Will a Reliance Jio SIM work on the phone? A) Yes, it supports LTE and VoLTE networks. It has full support for Reliance Jio’s VoLTE network on both its SIM card slots. Q) What about VoLTE support on AirTel’s network? A) Yes, the handset supports AirTel’s VoLTE network as well. Q) Is Quick charging 2.0 supported on the Vivo V9? A) No. The handset does not come with any kind of fast charging technology. Q) How much free storage space does one get on the handset out of the box? A) Almost 51GB. This can be increased slightly by uninstalling some of the pre-loaded apps and bloatware. Q) Can you uninstall or disable pre-installed apps on the handset? A) Yes, you can uninstall or disable some pre-installed apps on the handset, but not all. Q) Does the handset support USB OTG? A) Yes, the handset supports USB On-The-Go. This allows you to directly connect pen drives, external hard disks and more using an adapter to the device. Q) What’s the price of the Vivo V9? A) It is priced at Rs 22,990. This is inclusive of a Rs 1,000 discount that will be available initially. Q) What colors are the Vivo V9 going to be available in? A) The handset will be available in Gold and Pearl Black colors. Q) What contents do you get inside the retail box of the Vivo V9? A) You get the phone, a 2A charger, a USB cable, SIM ejector tool, and some regulatory papers. Vivo is also bundling earphones and a soft TPU case with the phone. A screen protector is also pre-applied on the display. Q) When does the Vivo V9 go on sale and where? A) The handset goes on sale in India from April 2. The handset will be available for purchase through Flipkart and offline stores. You can buy the handset from here. As a pre-order and launch offer, Vivo will be offering free screen replacement for the first six months. You can also get a 5 percent cash back or discount if you pre-order the handset on Flipkart using an HDFC or Axis Buzz debit/credit card. Have any other questions about the Vivo V9? Drop a comment and we will answer them for you.