Although Vivo has been lying low for the past few months, the manufacturer has silently been working on bringing out a couple of smartphones for its fans.
The Vivo X9 is one upcoming handset by the manufacturer that will be unveiled towards mid November 2016. Another device that you will soon probably find hitting the stands is the Vivo Y67. The launch for the X9 is planned at a Beijing event where it will be spotted in the limelight along with the Chinese manufacturer’s XPlay 6. As of now, the company is remaining quite secretive and has let out only very few details of its smartphone. There are also indications of the possibility of an X9 Plus in the future.
Regarding the size and weight of the Vivo X9, the manufacturer has not given a single clue about what you can expect. However, there are very good odds that the handset will be quite sturdy. This is keeping in mind a statement that reports the X9 is designed with rounded corners and a metal unibody and a nano injection molding finish. Just like it is often the case, aluminum is the choice of metal. If this declaration is anything to go by, you can be assured of a sturdy device. However, this could also mean that the smartphone may also be a little bulky or heavy. Per an unofficial report, the estimated weight is around 150g. As a budget friendly offering, there are talks of the dual SIM handset being introduced three colors – black, gold and rose gold.
On the display front, the Vivo X9 is slated to have the standard 5.5 inches Full HD screen with an AMOLED display with eye care mode. Based on various inputs, the screen pixel resolution will be the usual 1080 x 1920 and the pixel density is said to be close to 401ppi. There is also a mention of a 2.5D curved glass on the display along with the incorporation of Corning Gorilla Glass for protection from scratches. However, there is no mention about the version of the scratch resistant glass being used. In short, if the given details can be trusted, you can be assured of outstanding clarity because of the AMOLED display and excellent crispness due to the really good pixel density. Moreover, the eye care mode will assure you of less strain on the eye when using the screen for long hours. There is also a conversation about the screen making use of split screen functionality. If this is true, multitasking is bound to be quite easy.
The X9 appears to be following the present trend of dual cameras for its primary snapper housed on the rear. This is reported to be a 12MP camera with dual pixel RGB lens, Sony Exmor IMX260 sensors and dual LED flash. Low light mode, fast focus and ultra clear images are being mentioned as the possible highlights that will be worth mentioning about this shooter that records 1080p HD slow motion videos of 4032 x 3024 resolution. Presently, there is no input about the pixels value of the front shutterbug. But, there are strong discussions about the secondary snapper also being a dual camera setup with a soft light flash.
It is being said that the Vivo X9 will be integrated with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 chipset (one of the latest Qualcomm offerings), an octa core processor and an Adreno 510 graphics processor. The manufacturer has not mentioned anything about the clocking frequency of the central processor. The Qualcomm chipset is also said to implement clear sight dual camera technology on board. Memory card fans are bound to be in for a disappointment as there is going to be no provision for inserting this card. Almost all ongoing talks suggest that the X9 will be a 4GB smartphone with 64GB built-in storage. The operating system loaded will be Android 6.0 Marshmallow that is expected to be topped up with Vivo’s very own Funtouch OS.
For connectivity options, the smartphone allows different modes such as GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac and dual band), hot spot, 3.5mm headphone jack, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and USB Type C with OTG.
The exact battery capacity, along with its standby and talk time hours are still unknown. But, the Li-ion battery will allow quick charge with twin-engine flash charge. However, there will be no support for wireless charging.