We reported earlier that the Vivo V9 will launch in the Philippines in April, or a few days after its supposed unveiling in India on March 27.
But now that the Indian press event has been bumped up to an earlier date of March 23, it looks like Vivo’s plans for the Philippine market have been brought up to speed as well. We’ve received word that the V9 will be made official in the Philippines on March 22 — the same date as in Thailand.
We’re told that the March event is weeks earlier than the company had planned for. But in light of recent reports that an OPPO smartphone announcement is imminent, Vivo, it seems, had to pivot — and do so quickly. As if we need further proof that the smartphone industry is a cutthroat business.
As for the device itself, the company’s Indian e-commerce site suggested that the Vivo V9 could sport a 6.3-inch, 2,280 x 1,080 display with a notch. There’s also a 24-megapixel camera on the front loaded with artificial-intelligence and augmented-reality features. The dual-camera system at the back is made up of 16- and 5-megapixel sensors.
The Vivo V9 is also said to pack a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. It could launch with the latest version of Android, Android 8.1 Oreo, out of the box as well.
Price, full specs… all will be revealed — and made official — next week. We’ll be on the ground at the local media event when the news breaks, so be sure to check back for our coverage.
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