Vivo has just released the V9 Youth smartphone in India. It’s basically a trimmed, lighter version of the Vivo V9 smartphone.
Kenny Zeng, CMO, Vivo India, was quoted at the launch event, ‘At Vivo, we are continually pushing norms to make cutting-edge technology available to everyone at a competitive price. With the launch of the Vivo V9 Youth, we are bringing the best features of our flagship V9 in a new avatar for our young and modern consumers. Packed with a host of cutting-edge features, the Vivo V9 Youth is the perfect smartphone for consumers who want a holistic and powerful smartphone experience at a competitive price.’
The device comes with the same 6.3-inch FHD+ 19:9 2.5D curved glass IPS display (2280 x 1080 pixels) with a notch and boasts of a 90% screen-to-body ratio, 1.75mm slim bezels, 4GB RAM while running Android 8.1 (Oreo) with Funtouch OS 4.0, just like Vivo V9. But the dual camera combination is reduced to a combination of 16MP + 2MP on the rear side and is also equipped with a LED flash. The Snapdragon 626 and 64 GB internal storage combination is replaced by the combination of 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 SoC and 32 GB internal storage.
The 24 MP front camera is reduced to a 16 MP one with a soft LED flash. The device contains a 14nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 506 GPU. The storage capacity is expandable up to 256 GB with microSD. It supports Dual SIM (nano + nano + microSD). It has a fingerprint sensor. The device, with a dimension of 154.81mm x 75.03mm x 7.89mm, weighs 150gm. Other features, including VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, and GPS + GLONASS, are also present. The 3260 mAh battery makes sure it lasts long enough.
The Vivo V9 Youth will be available in two color variations – the Pearl Black and the Champagne Gold. It is priced at ₹18,990 but has the MRP printed as Rs. 19,990. Currently, it can be availed only from offline retailers across the country. It is expected to be available on Amazon.in Flipkart and Paytm Mall online from April 24th.