Vivo released two smartphones last week: X9s and X9s Plus. Both smartphones are somewhat an upgraded version of the earlier X9 devices. Both phones have larger batteries, somewhat broad bodies, and run Android Nougat. Like previous versions, X9s and X9s Plus features dual selfie cameras. The specs are similar to some extent, but here is what’s likely to be expected from X9s Plus, which costs 2,998 yuan, or about $440:

  • 4,015mAh battery
  • Android Nougat
  • 5.85-inch Full HD AMOLED display
  • 16-megapixel rear-facing camera; 20-megapixel / 5-megapixel front-facing cameras
  • Front fingerprint sensor
  • 4GB of RAM; 64GB of storage

The regular X9s have similar specs but has a smaller screen and battery. It also features a dual selfie cameras, which is used to create a ‘bokeh’ effect.

Vivo may not be in the league of leading smartphones maker, but one analyst firm says it’s the fifth most popular smartphone manufacturer in the world, with most of its market share in China and India. The company’s trying to up its recognition through sponsorships, like the next two World Cups, so you might soon be hearing more about the Chinese phone maker.


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