On the evening of March 3, VIVO released a new generation of selfie flagship S9 series. It not only launched the 6nm process Dimensity 1100 processor, but also brought a 44MP AF polar night soft light dual camera. That camera can also take selfies with backlighting at night.
The S9 is Vivo’s 5G flagship selfie phone for young people. It focuses on thinness, fashion, and selfies. It has a unique exterior design. While the appearance is improved, the structure is greatly changed. The lightness and thinness also set a new record for the S series.
The vivo S9 comes in three fashionable colors: Impression Pickup, Midnight Blue, and Chaolu White. The Impression Pickup color has a nine-color gradient that vivo has never seen before. The back cover adds 5 colors to the previous generation S7 Monet’s 4 colors. At the same time, there will be different visual effects under different light and angles.
Midnight blue and morning dew white are other feelings. The frosted or satin AG glass process brings a texture that is different from the impression of light.
In addition to its appearance, the vivo S9 is lighter and thinner this time, shorter and lighter than the previous generation S7. The length is only 158.39mm, a width is 73.9nm, and a thickness is only 7.35mm. Moreover, the phone weighs only 173 grams. It is the thinnest 5G smartphone currently available in vivo.
While being thinner and lighter, the structural strength is also improved. The vivo S9 uses a mirrored aviation aluminum frame and high-gloss diamond cutting technology. It is strong and wear-resistant, and has better heat dissipation.
The front selfie is the biggest highlight of the vivo S9, upgraded to a 44MP AF ultra-night soft dual camera. Of them, the ultra-wide-angle lens is still 8MP and supports distortion correction, while the main camera is upgraded to a 44MP AF focus lens. The latter supports Auto focus. And the amount of light also increased by 12%.
In addition to improving the sensor of the front selfie lens, the vivo S9 also pioneered the ultra-night micro-slit fill light. Two LED soft lights are added to the gap at the top of the screen to provide users with uniform and three-dimensional light on the face in the polar night environment. Coupled with the screen fill light function since S6, it can maximize the brightness of low-light selfies.
Super portrait selfie algorithm
Further, the VIVO S9 algorithm is also fully upgraded to support the super portrait selfie algorithm. In the front night scene mode, it can automatically detect and enter the AI polar night mode, distinguish the face from the background. On the other hand, it also can focus on optimizing the face to make the restoration more realistic.
In terms of beauty, the previous 5-fold super-texture beauty algorithm of the vivo S series has also been upgraded to 3D five-fold super-texture beauty. At the same time, the original 2D algorithm is upgraded to a 3D algorithm. With in-depth information, the accuracy and the beauty effect can be improved.
The vivo S9 also adds a lot of fresh selfie gameplay, such as launching a new light and shadow style, flash, party and other styles.
In terms of rear camera, the vivo S9 features a main camera + ultra-wide + black and white three cameras. The main camera is 64MP, f/1,79 large aperture, and also supports OIS optical image stabilization. Correspondingly, the ultra-wide-angle lens is 8MP, 120 °Wide-angle range. There are also 2 MP black and white lens. It is to improve the picture quality.
With OIS optical image stabilization and vivo’s self-developed black light night vision algorithm, the vivo S9 smartphone can focus faster and reduce noise even in dark light. And the night scene picture is more pure.
In terms of screen, vivo S9 uses a 6.44-inch AMOLED screen, 90Hz refresh rate, 180Hz touch sampling rate. The screen-to-body ratio is up to 91%, the resolution is 2400×1080. Moreover, it comes with a typical brightness up to 430nit, up to 600nit, 98% NTSC high color Domain. The machine also supports HDR10+ certification.
Parameters in details
It is also worth mentioning that the screen of the vivo S9 also supports on-screen fingerprints. You can unlock in as fast as 0.32 seconds. It has passed the TUV Rheinland low blue light certification, reducing the blue light harmful to human eyes.
In terms of hardware, the vivo S9 first launched the MediaTek Dimensity 1100 processor. It uses TSMC’s 6nm process technology, 4 A78 2.6GHz cores, 4 A55 2.0GHz cores, GPU uses ARM G77 MC9. At the same time, it supports dual-channel UFS 3.1, and features up to 12+256GB storage capacity. You can also use the 3G flash memory capacity to expand the memory, increase the number of background applications, reduce lag, etc.
What about the 5G connection, the vivo S9 supports 5G/4G/3G, 5G+4G dual card, and NSA/SA dual-mode network. The frequency band covers mainstream frequency bands including n1, n3 to n41, n77, n78, and n28A.
In terms of battery, the vivo S9 comes with a 4000mAh battery and also supports 33W super flash charging. The phone box includes standard a 33W fast charging head, and XE160 headphones.
In terms of system, the vivo S9 has also been upgraded to the Orgin OS system this time. Based on the bottom layer of Android 11, it brings new functions such as Huarong Grid, Atomic Components, Super Card Pack, and Camera Card Pack.