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Vivo X9 & X9 Plus: Midrange selfie phones with front dual-cam

The Vivo X9 and X9 Plus are new midrange selfie phones featuring a front dual-cam.
The Vivo X9 and X9 Plus are new midrange selfie phones featuring a front dual-cam.
Vivo has introduced the Vivo X9 and X9 Plus selfie phones last week. The midrange phones are the first to offer a dual-cam on the front allowing for selfies to look even better with artificial bokeh effect around them. The new phones don't come cheap though.

After releasing the entry level Vivo V5 and the high-end XPlay6 last week, the Chinese company who is now among the Top 3 smartphone manufacturers in China also released new midrange phones for selfie fans. The Vivo X9 and X9 Plus are the first to feature a front dual-cam that allows for selfies to look better with artificial bokeh effects around them. The dual-cam module consists of a 20 megapixel Sony IMX 376 sensor with an aperture of F/2.0 plus a second 8 megapixel lens for collecting depth information. Of course Vivo also added a front side LED flash.

On the back side, both phones carry a 16 megapixel sensor with Phase Detection Autofocus. Vivo added a AKG4376-DAC for better audio quality. Dual-Band WiFi up to 802.11ac is supported, Bluetooth 4.2 as well. The modem lacks support for international LTE-bands outside of Asia, at least on the Chinese model. Android 6.0.1 comes preinstalled with a flavor of FunTouchOS 3.0 on top. 

Vivo X9

The smaller model comes with 5.5 inch Super AMOLED display featuring Full HD-resolution and integrating a 14 nm-Snapdragon 625 processor together with 4 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of onboard storage, that unfortunately is not expandable. A 3,050 mAh battery fits into the 7 mm metal case of the X9. Both versions of the X9 are not being sold cheap. The 64 GB variant comes in at around $404 while the 128 GB version will set you back $433. Vivo will start selling the X9 November 24th in rose and golden color options.

Vivo X9 Plus

The bigger version of the X9 comes with a 5.88 inch display but not with a Super AMOLED panel. Instead, Vivo opted for an IPS panel on the X9 Plus, again featuring Full-HD resolution. There will only be one version of the X9 Plus with Snapdragon 653 processor, 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of storage. The slightly bigger 7,45 mm metal case of the X9 Plus is able to hold a 4,000 mAh battery. The Plus-model will also come in rose and gold color options but won't be available until December or early January. So far no pricing information was released for the X9 Plus.


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Alexander Fagot, 2016-11-19 (Update: 2016-11-19)