vivo has announced its latest selfie-focused smartphones in the ‘X series’, the X9 and X9 Plus in China, as expected. The X9 has a 5.5-inch Full HD (1080p) Super AMOLED display with 1.59mm slim bezels for easy on-handed operation, is powered by a Snapdragon 625 (64-bit) Octa-Core processor paired with 4GB of RAM and packs a 3050mAh battery; while the Plus variant comes with a 5.88-inch Full HD (1080p) Super AMOLED display, is powered by a Snapdragon 653 (64-bit) Octa-Core paired with 6GB of RAM and packs a 4000mAh battery. Both the phones run Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Funtouch OS 3.0 on top.

"vivo X9 and X9 Plus"

The X9 and X9 Plus both have a 20-megapixel front-facing camera with 1/2.8″ Sony IMX376 sensor and f/2.0 aperture along with an 8-megapixel camera for capturing depth information when shooting selfies. On the back these have a 16-megapixel main camera with f/2.0 aperture, PDAF and a single LED flash.

These also have a metal unibody design with unique U-shaped antenna design on the back, like the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus and embedded a fingerprint sensor into the home button.

"vivo X9 and X9 Plus"

vivo X9 specifications:

  • 5.5-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) Super AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm MSM8953 Snapdragon 625 (64-bit) SoC with 2.0GHz Octa-Core Cortex A53 CPU
  • Adreno 506 GPU
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB / 128GB internal memory
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Funtouch OS 3.0
  • Dual SIM (dual stand-by)
  • 4G LTE with VoLTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G GPRS/EDGE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz & 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, micro USB 2.0, USB OTG
  • 3.5mm audio jack, AKM4376 Hi-Fi audio DAC
  • 16MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 1080p video recording
  • 20MP + 8MP front camera with Sony IMX376 sensor, 1/2.8″ sensor size, f/2.0 aperture, 1080p
  • Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, E-compass, Ambient light sensor
  • Non-removable 3050mAh battery with fast charging
  • Dimensions: 152.6 x 74 x 6.99 mm
  • Weight: 154 grams
  • Colors: Gold, Rose Gold
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"vivo X9 and X9 Plus with dual front cameras"

vivo X9 Plus specifications:

  • 5.88-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920 pixels) Super AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 653 (64-bit) SoC with Octa-Core (4 x 1.95GHz A72 + 4 x 1.44GHz A53) CPU
  • Adreno 510 GPU
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB / 128GB internal memory
  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) with Funtouch OS 3.0
  • Dual SIM (dual stand-by)
  • 4G LTE with VoLTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G GPRS/EDGE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4GHz & 5GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, micro USB 2.0, USB OTG
  • 3.5mm audio jack, ES9018 + ES9603 audio DAC
  • 16MP rear camera with LED flash, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, 1080p video recording
  • 20MP + 8MP front camera with Sony IMX376 sensor, 1/2.8″ sensor size, f/2.0 aperture, 1080p
  • Fingerprint, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, E-compass, Ambient light sensor
  • Non-removable 4000mAh battery with fast charging
  • Colors: Gold, Rose Gold

The vivo X9 is priced at CNY 2798 for the 64GB storage version and the 128GB storage version costs CNY 2998 and is available for pre-order in China from today. As for the X9 Plus, vivo has promised to reveal more info on availability and pricing on December 26th.