Vivo has launched a new smartphone dubbed as Vivo V9 Youth in India. Interestingly, it is a toned-down variant of the Vivo V9 that was launched last month. The new Vivo V9 Youth is almost similar to the V9 in terms of design and display but packs a slightly downgraded hardware and camera. The Vivo V9 pricing starts at Rs. 18,990 in India.
Vivo had introduced its flagship V9 smartphone last month in India and now it has silently launched a lighter and cheaper version, the Vivo V9 Youth. Similar to the V9, the new V9 Youth comes with a 6.3-inch FullView display with a notch. The highlight of the smartphone is its 16MP selfie camera with AI integration and dual cameras at the back.
Vivo V9 Youth Specifications
The Vivo V9 Youth sports a 6.3-inch FHD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) 19:9 IPS notch display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. It is powered by a 1.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 450 chipset with Adreno 506 GPU. The phone comes only in 4GB RAM+32GB variant and storage is expandable up to 256GB with microSD. The Dual SIM phone also sports a dedicated slot for microSD card and it runs on Funtouch OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
In the camera department, it packs a dual rear camera similar to the Vivo V9, however, it sports a 16MP primary camera with LED flash along with a secondary 2MP camera, unlike V9 that has 5MP secondary camera. It has a 16MP front-facing camera with soft LED flash and facial recognition feature.
Dimensions wise, it measures 154.81 x 75.03 x 7.89mm and weighs 150 grams. It sports a back mounted Fingerprint sensor and comes with 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS + GLONASS as connectivity options. It is powered by a 3,260mAh battery.
Pricing and Availability
The Vivo V9 Youth is priced at Rs. 18,990 (Rs. 19,990 MRP) in India and comes in Pearl Black and Champagne Gold colors. It is available from offline stores across the country starting today and will also be available online via Amazon.in, Flipkart and Paytm Mall from April 24.
Commenting on the launch, Kenny Zeng, CMO, Vivo India said,
“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.”