Right on schedule, Chinese smartphone maker vivo has made its latest smartphones official today: the X9s and X9s Plus. As their names imply, these share a lot of specs, but the Plus model is bigger.
The vivo X9s is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 chipset, aided by 4GB of RAM and non-expandable 64GB of storage. It has a 5.5-inch 1080p AMOLED touchscreen, and runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat underneath vivo’s Funtouch OS 3.0.
It has dual front-facing cameras for great selfies, with 20 MP and 5 MP sensors (both with f/2.0 aperture). There’s even a front-facing flash so you don’t miss out on night shots. The rear camera is a 16 MP f/2.0 unit with a LED flash of its own. A 3,320 mAh battery keeps the lights on, and for connectivity you get 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. A fingerprint sensor is built into the Home button. The vivo X9s measures 152.674.26.99mm and weighs 155.3g.
On the other hand, the X9s Plus boasts a 5.85-inch AMOLED display, still Full HD. This model has a Snapdragon 653 under the hood, and has a 4,015 mAh battery. Otherwise, it’s identical to its smaller brother.
vivo X9s Plus
The X9s is priced at CNY 2,698 ($396 or 347 at the current exchange rates), while the X9s Plus goes for CNY 2,998 ($440, 385). As usual with vivo devices, there’s no telling when or if these will be made available outside China.