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Vivo Y9s launched with SD 665 SoC and 48MP quad-rear camera in China

Vivo, of late, has been launching a flurry new smartphones both in the homeland, China and outside. And adding to its portfolio, the company has launched another smartphone, the Vivo Y9s, in China today.

The smartphone is geared towards the mid-tier segment as it is priced at CNY1,998 (Approx. INR20,500) offering a Snapdragon 665 SoC and 48MP quad-rear camera. The smartphone will be available to purchase starting December 6 in Glazed Black, Nebula Blue, and Symphony of Light color variants.

The Vivo Y9s comes with the diamond-shaped module housing four cameras at the back panel that has 3D glass layer. The front display features an in-display fingerprint sensor and a water-drop notch on the top-middle portion.

The smartphone packs a 6.38-inch Super AMOLED screen with 2340x1080p full HD+ resolution, 19.5:9 aspect ratio, and 90% screen-to-body ratio.

At its gut, the Vivo Y9s is kitted with a 2GHz Snapdragon 665 SoC that also powers the Vivo V17 which was recently launched in Russia. In fact, the Vivo Y9s is a rebranded version of the Vivo V17 as other specs also match in toto.



The processor of the Vivo Y9s is mated to Adreno 610 GPU, 8GB RAM, and 128GB internal storage expandable up to 256GB via microSD card. On the software side of things, the device boots Android 9 Pie with Funtouch OS 9 laid on top.

The water-drop notch upfront encloses a 32MP selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture while on the rear the quad-camera setup includes a 48MP f/1.8 primary sensor coupled with an 8MP f/2.2 wide-angle sensor. A pair of 2MP sensors- a macro sensor and a depth sensor- round off the quad setup.

For the fuel, the Vivo Y9s takes recourse to a 4,500mAh battery that draws charge via USB Type-C port helped by 18W Dual Engine fast charging tech.

Other notable features are 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a traditional 3.5mm headphone jack. In terms of dimension, the smartphone measures 159.25×75.19×8.68 while tipping the scales at 186.7 grams.

Vivo didn’t reveal as to whether the Vivo Y9s will also be launched in other markets including India. That said, the company is expected to launch the Vivo V17 in the Indian market on December 9, albeit with slight variations in the specs than what we have seen in the Russian variant.

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