Vivo X9s and X9s Plus are two new selfie-oriented phones from the Chinese company. Launched exclusively in China, the duo comes with AMOLED displays and commendable hardware. With a price tag of 2698 Yuan ($395 USD or Rs. 25,500 INR approx.), the Vivo X9s will go on sale from July 8, 2017. The bigger Vivo X9s Plus would retail at 2998 Yuan ($440 USD or Rs. 28,500 approx.) and shall be available for purchase from July 20, 2017.
The brand new handsets come with full metal body along with front-mounted fingerprint sensors. The Vivo X9s and X9s Plus seems to directly compete with the Oppo R11 and R11 Plus. However, there is a notable difference between them.
While Vivo has opted for a dual selfie camera, Oppo’s devices sport dual lens rear shooter. Moreover, the R11 and R11 Plus feature the latest Snapdragon 660 SoC while the X9s and X9s Plus comes with the older Snapdragon 652 and 653 respectively.
Vivo X9s Specifications
5-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920) AMOLED Display
Snapdragon 652 SoC (4 x 1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 + 4 x 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53)
Snapdragon 653 SoC (4 x 1.95 GHz Cortex-A72 + 4 x 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53)
Adreno 510 GPU
4 GB RAM and 64 GB Storage
16 MP Rear Camera
20 MP + 5 MP Dual Front Camera
Android 7.1.1 Nougat, Funtouch OS 3.0
4G LTE, VoLTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.2
Pricing and Availability
As mentioned above, the Vivo X9s costs 2698 Yuan ($395 USD or Rs. 25,500 INR approx.), whereas, the Vivo X9s Plus is priced at 2998 Yuan ($440 USD or Rs. 28,500 approx.). The former will be available for buying from July 8, 2017, while the latter from July 20, 2017, in China. As of now, there is no info about global launch.