Vivo recently unveiled the V9, a new FullView Display smartphone with a 90% screen-to-body ratio. It comes with AI-powered features in a sleek and compact body. Built for photography and mobile performance, the V9 is perfect for people who wish to have buttery smooth mobile usage as well as taking photos that you can show off to your friends.
It is now available in Gold and Pearl Black at a recommended retail price of $369 (before contract) through StarHub and authorised dealers including Challenger, and Newstead Technologies.
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The V9 is as compact ias a traditional 5.5-inch phone but offers a hefty 6.3-inch display, while still feeling comfortable in your hand. The Vivo V9 adopts a 19:9 aspect ratio to increase screen size by 5.2% compared to the previous generation’s V7+, and the side bezels have been reduced by 19% to a mere 1.75mm.
Can’t Take Nice Photos? Let Your Phone do the Work
As if the V9’s 24MP front camera and 16MP+5MP dual rear camera were not enough, they are also AI-powered.
AI Face Beauty identifies your subjects’ age, sex, skin tone and texture, as well as the surrounding lighting environment. A comprehensive database of almost one million facial images from around the world has been used to train the AI algorithm. This allows AI Face Beauty to adapt and apply the ideal algorithm for optimized photos. As usage increases, the AI will also learn your customized setting preferences, automatically creating the ideal photo exactly the way you want.
The new AI Selfie Lighting feature also allows you to create artistic photo masterpieces without an elaborate equipment setup. The V9’s AI algorithm transforms the facial profile in the original 2D photo into a 3D model to process the light accents authentically. You can choose from a range of effects like Natural Light, Studio Light, Stereo Light and Monochrome Background. When coupled with AR Stickers that provides various effects, the V9 helps you to take selfies that reflects your individual style with just a few clicks.
The rear facing 16MP+5MP dual camera of the V9 creates amazing bokeh shots that rival those taken on a DSLR camera using its AI Bokeh algorithm, which has been optimized based on machine learning, so it can achieve high-level precision in identifying the key subject to ensure optimal focus in the photo.
Using AI to Optimise Your Phone
The V9’s AI also ensures the best mobile performance and endurance with Vivo’s AI Smart Engine. By learning your usage habits and preferences, the AI Smart Engine prioritizes processing and storage resources for an optimized experience. Not only does it ensure smooth operation and save power, as the AI picks up on your usage habits, Smart Engine can accurately predict your next move and have your favorite apps launch 20% faster.
With its updated AI Face Access technology, the V9 can detect the reflection of natural skin and the subtle movements of the face to further reduce the possibility of accidently unlocking when shown photos or videos. AI Face Access for App-Lock even helps secure your data and privacy for individual applications.
The V9’s AI Attention Sensing also recognizes when you’re looking at the phone to keep disruption to a minimum by automatically reducing the volume of message alerts, incoming calls and alarms, since you’re already looking at the screen.
Focus on Your Games
With an updated Game Mode, you can switch on a hyper-focused environment that blocks all messages, calls and alerts while playing. Alternatively, you can set it up to display phone calls from designated contacts only. The new picture-in-picture for games feature means you won’t even have to exit the game to reply to critical messages. Go for that chicken dinner!
The V9 comes equipped with the latest Android 8.1 OS and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor, 4GB RAM and 64 ROM.