Vivo is gearing up to launch another smartphone for its Vivo S series. The device in question will carry the Vivo S9 moniker and apparently, it will be another Vivo V20 Pro clone. So far, the V20 Pro’s design and base specs have been re-used in multiple Vivo smartphones. Besides the chipset, the Vivo S9 will be no exception according to an official poster.
Vivo took to Weibo today to reveal a poster of its upcoming Vivo S9. It confirms the design of the handset and that it will arrive on March 3. We can easily spot a triple-camera setup through the poster. The teaser didn’t say much about the rear cameras but confirms that the handset has a 44MP selfie shooter. Thanks to the Vivo V20 Pro, we know that the S9 probably has a dual-selfie setup with a 44MP main camera and an 8MP ultrawide-angle. The cameras will be comprised inside of a wide-notch solution.
The poster also has text in the bottom-right corner. It confirms that the brand will also launch the Vivo S9e with a 32MP selfie camera. We believe that this particular variant will debut alongside the vanilla S9 on March 3. The poster reveals two colorways of the Vivo S9, however, thanks to the company’s official website in China, we know that there is a third white colorway for the handset.
According to previous reports, the Vivo S9 will pack a MediaTek Dimensity 1100 SoC, the S9e, on the other hand, will have a Dimensity 820 SoC. Both chips are 5G-ready, but the Dimensity 1100 SoC certainly is a level beyond offering flagship-like performance.
VIVO S9 leaked specifications
According to the leaked info, the S9 is another Vivo V20 Pro clone when we talk about design. The handset has a 6.44-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and a wide notch cutout for dual-selfie cameras. Just like on the V20 Pro, the handset has a 44MP main sensor upfront that is the Samsung’s GH1 unit. It is accompanied by an 8MP ultrawide snapper. The back also is similar to that of the Vivo V20 Pro, that coincidence or not also is identical to that of the Vivo S7 5G. The original phone has a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultrawide shooter, and a 2MP depth sensor. We’re not saying that the Vivo S9 will bear identical specifications, but considering previous iterations of this “design” we believe that this will be the case. Vivo seems to be very confident of this design and package of specs and is just changing the chipset inside of newer models.
The phone will feature a flat aluminum frame and a body coming at just 7.31mm thickness. It is speculated to launch as the lightest 5G smartphone at 168 grams. Thankfully, we still get the 4,000mAh battery with 33W fast-charging. Guess what? This also is a feature available in the S7 5G and Vivo V20 Pro. The phone will come in two variants with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of Internal Storage and another one with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of Internal Storage.
As we’ve talked about multiple times through this article, the biggest difference here is the Dimensity 1100 chipset. This is the entry option in MediaTek’s 2021 flagship lineup. However, the chipset performance still is comparable to that of the Snapdragon 865. The great advantage is that the phone will not be costlier than a Snapdragon flagship.