Touted to create perfect shots and an enhanced AI-powered experience, the Vivo V9 was recently launched by Vivo Philippines‘ as its newest flagship smartphone!
The Wave Pool area of Nobu Hotel and the Grand Ballroom of City of Dreams Manila stood witness as the new Viyo V9 was unveiled together with new additional celebrity endorsers including Edward Barbers (joining MaiMai Entrate as Vivo Philippines celebrity endorsers).
In the display and experience zones, the V9 boasts of an all-new FullView Display with a 90% screen-to-body ratio that packs AI-powered features in a sleek and stylish design.
The Vivo V9 is as compact in design as a traditional 5.5-inch phone but offers an incredible 6.3-inch display, while still feeling comfortable in your hand.
It adopts a 19:9 aspect ratio called FullView Display to increase screen size by 5.2% compared to the previous generation’s V7+, and the side bezels have been reduced by 19% to a mere 1.75mm.
Vivo V9 Specs (Basic)
The V9 comes equipped with the latest Android 8.1 OS and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor, 4GB RAM and 64 ROM.
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 Octa-core|
|64GB ROM (Supports microSD Card up to 256GB)|
|Pearl Black, Gold|
|Funtouch OS 4.0 (Based on Android 8.1)|
Perfect Shot with AI Photography
The V9 24MP front camera and 16MP+5MP dual rear camera are both equipped with the new AI-powered camera functions. Based on in-depth research, powerful software and machine learning, Vivo uses AI to help consumers pursue a great photo that truly represents their beauty.
AI Face Beauty identifies users’ age, sex, skin tone and texture, as well as the surrounding lighting environment. A comprehensive database of almost one million facial images from around the world has been used to train the AI algorithm.
The new AI Selfie Lighting feature also allows users create artistic photo masterpieces anytime anywhere without an elaborate equipment setup. The V9’s AI algorithm transforms the facial profile in the original 2D photo into a 3D model to process the light accents authentically.
Users can choose from a range of effects like Natural Light, Studio Light, Stereo Light and Monochrome Background. Add to that the AR Stickers that provides numerous effects to decorate your selfie.
The rear facing 16MP+5MP dual camera creates amazing bokeh shots that rival those taken on a DSLR camera using its AI Bokeh algorithm, which has been optimized based on machine learning.
AI-Optimized Mobile Experience
The V9’s AI also ensures the best mobile performance and endurance with Vivo’s AI Smart Engine. By learning your usage habits and preferences, the AI Smart Engine prioritizes processing and storage resources for an optimized experience. Not only does it ensure smooth operation and save power, as the AI picks up on your usage habits, Smart Engine can accurately predict your next move and have your favorite apps launch 20% faster.
With its updated AI Face Access technology, the V9 can detect the reflection of natural skin and the subtle movements of the face to further reduce the possibility of accidentaly unlocking when shown photos or videos. AI Face Access for App-Lock even helps secure your data and privacy for individual applications.
The V9’s AI Attention Sensing also recognizes when you’re looking at the phone to keep disruption to a minimum by automatically reducing the volume of message alerts, incoming calls and alarms, since you’re already looking at the screen.
Entertainment and Power
Updated Game Mode delivers the hyper-focused environment required for the most dedicated gamers with the ability to block all messages, calls and alerts while gaming. Alternately, you can set it up to display phone calls from designated contacts only. The new picture-in-picture for games feature means you won’t even have to exit the game to reply to critical messages.
Pricing and Availability
The Vivo V9 Philippine Price was announced at P 17,990 and will be available in Pearl Black and Gold.
Other guests in the launch included Ian Jocson, Vivo Ph Senior Brand Manager, and Jomarie Morales, Vivo PH Product Trainer, among others.