The vivo X9 and X9 Plus were said to be packing a front-facing dual-camera setup, and now that both devices have been launched in China, it’s confirmed. Aside from their unconventional front camera, the X9 and X9 Plus are your everyday mid-range smartphones.
Let’s start with the beefier offering of the two: the vivo X9 Plus. It features a 5.88-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor paired with 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a fingerprint sensor, as well as a sizeable 4,000mAh battery. It also has a 16MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus, much like the smaller X9.
Both the X9 and X9 Plus also share the same front-facing dual-camera system, which consists of a 20MP sensor and an 8MP shooter. The former sensor is the main camera, while the 8MP snapper is used for capturing depth information; we imagine this camera system would allow for some interesting selfie shots.
Aside from its camera configuration, the smaller vivo X9 also has a 5.5-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 625 processor – it’s not as powerful as the Snapdragon 653 chipset of the X9 Plus – paired with 4GB of RAM, 64GB or 128GB of internal storage, as well as a 3,050mAh battery.
Oddly enough, only the vivo X9 is now available for pre-order in China: the 64GB variant goes for 2,798 Chinese yuan (about RM1,785), while the 128GB model retails at 2,998 yuan (approximately RM1,910). The availability and retail price of the vivo X9 Plus, on the other hand, still remain to be seen.