Vivo S9 Official Introduction
On the evening of March 3, Vivo held a news conference, officially released its new generation of selfie flagship S series Vivo S9 and Vivo S9e. In terms of design, the Vivo S9 has changed more than its predecessor, with a straight-edge center frame design and a mirrored aerospace aluminum center frame material, one of the few phones that can stand upright on the desktop today.
Vivo’s S has always been the main focus is thin and light, this time the S9 is breaking the record of Vivo’s thinnest 5G phone, with a thickness of only 7.35mm and a weight of 173g. On the front screen, Vivo S9 adopts the design of micro bangs. Vivo called to avoid obvious deformation of the face when taking selfies, Vivo S9 places the front camera in the center, just to achieve a better selfie effect.
The screen size of the Vivo S9 is 6.44 inches OLED screen, in addition to excellent display effects such as color and contrast, it also supports a high refresh rate of 90Hz and touches a sampling rate of 180Hz at the same time, with the ability to process the screen at high speed, it has passed the German Rheinland low blue light certification, HDR10+ certification, SGS Seamless certification, etc.
On the front lens, Vivo S9 adopts the industry’s front 44-megapixel sensor with ultra-high pixels, equipped with accurate AF autofocus function and an 8-megapixel super-wide-angle portrait lens, making your selfies clearer, more accurate, and more complete.
One of the main features of this Vivo S9 is the front night selfie, for which Vivo has added dual polar night soft lights on both sides of the front lens of this phone, which can be used for continuous fill light or flash fill light when lit; f/2.0 large aperture, allowing more light to enter the camera sensor; ISOCELL 2.0 technology applied to the 44-megapixel sensor to achieve the smaller light loss in the light-sensitive link.
The new AI Extreme Night mode also brings AI brightening and AI noise reduction to improve the performance of faces in dark environments, and intelligently fixes details in portraits by AI learning a lot about the features of the face’s five senses.
The rear lens is equipped with a 64-megapixel ultra-clear main camera with OIS optical stabilization, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The arrangement of the lens module continues the design of Vivo’s flagship X60 series and is highly recognizable.
The S9 is a flagship processing chip, the Dimensity 1100, with 85% higher performance than its predecessor, and a TSMC advanced 6nm EUV process, with 18% higher logic density than its predecessor. The flagship octa-core architecture CPU is also used, including four A78 cores at up to 2.6GHz and up to nine ARM G77 architecture GPUs. Besides, the Vivo S9 is equipped with UFS 3.1 flash memory, which will have a more significant increase in the installation speed of applications.
The S9e, another member of the Vivo S9 series, also has a thin and light exterior shape. It has a front and rear 2.5D glass and flat center frame design and is very similar to the Vivo S9 overall. It comes with an OLED waterdrop screen that supports a 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling rate, a 32MP extreme night selfie camera on the front, and a 64MP Ultra HD main camera lens, a 120-degree wide-angle camera, and a 4cm macro camera on the rear.
In terms of performance, the Vivo S9e is equipped with another processor from MediaTek, the Dimensity 820, a chip that you are already familiar with and will not be repeated. In terms of battery, the Vivo S9 has a 4000mAh battery and the Vivo S9e has a 4100mAh battery, both of which support a maximum of 33W flash charging. Both phones ship with Vivo’s new OriginOS operating system.
The Vivo S9 is available in three colors: Impression Light, Morning Dew White, and Midnight Blue; the Vivo S9e is available in Aqua Crystal Diamond, Starry Night Aurora, and Black Flare.
In terms of pricing, the Vivo S9 8GB+128GB version is priced at 2,999 yuan and the 12GB+256GB version is priced at 3,299 yuan; pre-orders are now fully open, and on March 12, the entire line will be available for sale. The Vivo S9e 8GB+128GB version is priced at 2399 yuan and the 8GB+256GB version is priced at 2699 yuan.