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Vivo V9 with 90% screen-to-body ratio and notch available now for less than $400! (Updated)

By Cookie Monster - on 25 Aug 2018, 2:22pm

Vivo V9 with 90% screen-to-body ratio and notch available now for less than $500

Update: First published on 29th May, the Vivo V9 now has a new revised and lower price point!

The Vivo V9 smartphone. <br> Image source: Vivo

Vivo is pursuing an aggressive market strategy in Singapore with another release of a midrange handset - the V9. 

The V9 may look and feel like a 5.5-inch phone, but it actually offers a massive 6.3-inch 19:9 FullView LCD display (2,280 x 1,080 pixels). This is achieved by reducing the size bezels to a mere 1.75mm, which results in a 90% screen-to-body ratio. Similar to several recently released Android smarrphones, the V9 also sports a notch that houses a 24MP f/2.0 camera. 

Despite its midrange proposition, the V9 comes with Vivo's AI Smart Engine which will prioritize processing and storage resources based on your usage habits and preferences. Vivo claims that the AI Smart Engine can accurately predict your next move and have your favorite apps launch 20% faster.

AI Face Access technology is also implemented on the front camera to detect the reflection of natural skin and the subtle movements of the face to minimize accidental unlocks when shown photos or videos. There is also AI Attention Sensing to automatically reduce the volume of notifications when it recognizes that you're looking at the phone. 

Other specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core mobile platform, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage space with microSD support up to 256GB, a 3,260mAh battery, Funtouch OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo, Dual SIM Dual Standby capability, a dual-rear camera module (16MP + 5MP f/2.0) with 4K video recording and AI Scene Recognition, Bluetooth 4.2 and USB 2.0. 

The Vivo V9 is now available in Pearl Black and Gold at a retail price of S$479 (without contract) through authorized dealers including Challenger, Newstead Technologies islandwide. Availability at the local telcos will be advised at a later date. 

Updated on 25th August 2018:-

The Vivo V9 now has a revised price of just S$369 (without contract) and is available through StarHub and all the above mentioned authorized dealers. Customers will also receive an additional screen protector and phone case. They will also be in entitled to one free screen replacement for accidental screen damage within three months of purchase.