The second V-series smartphone, Vivo V9 Youth has been released in India this year. After the launch, the Vivo V9 Youth has experienced a drop in its initial price of INR 18,990 to INR 17,990. Basically, Vivo has lowered the benchmark of the original V9 in order to make it more affordable and reachable. According to the new images which popped up on twitter, the Vivo V9 Youth’s price has officially been lowered further to INR 17,299. Currently, it is uncertain if this drop in price is just for offline retailers or will also apply on online retail websites in the coming future.
Vivo V9 Youth: Price Drop in India
In the recent images of Vivo V9 Youth posted on the official Twitter handles for Mahesh Telecom and BigC, the official price has been decreased from INR 18,990 to 17,990. The logo of FIFA World Cup 2018 at the top of these images presumably compare the price drop with the festive season of FIFA World Cup. However, on Vivo India’s online website, the primary product listing still denotes the phone’s selling price as INR 18,990.
It can be a possibility that the price drop is only intended for offline retailers or it might take some time for Vivo to update the information officially on its site. Currently, Amazon India Coupons also has the official listing of the Vivo V9 Youth at the original price, i.e. INR 18,990. However, the phone’s gold colour variant is being sold by third-party sellers on the website at discounted prices, with the lowest being INR 17,299.
Vivo V9 Youth: Specifications & Features
Vivo V9 Youth is equipped with a 6.3-inch IPS LCD Full View 2.0 display, a 19:9 aspect ratio along with 1080 x 2280 Full HD+ resolution. Similar to the relatively expensive Vivo V9, there is a notch at the top of the V9 Youth’s display. However, the phone has an impressive 90% screen-to-body ratio and is being powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SoC based on the 14nm process. It also comes with an octa-core CPU clocked at 1.8GHz, paired with an Adreno 506 GPU, which makes this a perfect smartphone. The phone has a storage of 32GB internal memory and 4GB of RAM. The handset supports further expansion of memory up to 256GB with a micro SD card. In order to ensure that the phone lasts through a full day of use, there is a 3,260 mAh battery.
Vivo V9 Youth: Camera Features
Further talking about the imaging department, the Vivo V9 Youth has a dual camera setup at the back, which consists of a 16MP sensor placed next to a vertically stacked 2MP sensor. Just underneath this setup is the LED flash to give your pictures perfect lighting. Although this camera is not able to support 4K video recording, it makes it up by bringing forth many of the features found on the more costly Vivo V9. These features include Bokeh mode for DSLR-like effect, AR stickers and an AI Face Beauty mode.
The front side of the phone is equipped with a 16MP selfie camera situated inside the front notch. Also, there is a soft LED flash accompanying this sensor to assist in clicking better low-light selfies. By using this camera, users can even unlock their phones by using facial recognition. If the user does not trust the reliability of face unlock, then as a backup or primary unlocking method there is also a fingerprint scanner situated at the back of the phone.
Vivo V9 Youth: Connectivity & Software
By default, the Vivo V9 Youth runs Android 8.1 Oreo. For its iOS-inspired design, the phone comes with a custom Fun touch OS 4.0 UI installed on top. There is also a game mode feature in the phone, which can be used while playing games to block all calls, messages and alerts. You can previously select the contacts from which you want to receive calls and messages during gameplay so that only designated contacts will come through. Connectivity options include Bluetooth 4.2 Low Energy, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, 4G VoLTE and GPS with GLONASS.