Exotic Vivo X9 leaks: iPhone looks, super-thin bezels

Exotic Vivo X9 leaks: iPhone looks, super-thin bezels
Eastern manufacturer Vivo has never been too shy about designing its X series of smartphones to look a lot like Apple's flagship handsets — both in physical appearance and software. Wondering why the name is ringing a bell? Well, you might have seen Vivo smartphones in the hands of Captain America and Black Widow in the most recent Marvel movies — yes, the company is making an effort to become a recognizable brand in Western markets.

Most recently, we've been hearing about an upcoming Vivo X9 smartphone — allegedly due to be announced today, to be exact. The handset is expected to be a midranger and a recently leaked Geekbench listing reaffirms this. What's more interesting is that it may have dual front-facing cameras — with an 8 MP and 20 MP sensors —, and we are curious to see what Vivo intends to do with those — perhaps a wide-angle selfie cam like the one on the LG V10?

Now, supposed hours before its official unveiling, the Vivo X9 was caught in the wild and pictured, revealing its super-thin bezels and iPhone-esque looks. And we are not even exaggerating, the phone's back looks like the offspring of an iPhone 6s (camera ring and positioning) and iPhone 7 (antenna bands), while its software clearly took a direct inspiration from the icons of iOS — specifically the Phone, Messages, Browser, Camera, Settings, Music, and Clock apps.

The phone is expected to have a rather large, 5.5-inch display with a 1080 x 1920 resolution, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, and 4 GB of RAM. However, it may come in a couple of different configurations, and earlier rumors talk of a Vivo X9 Plus, too. So, we will see.


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9 Comments

2. PapaJi

Posts: 60; Member since: May 15, 2016

iPhone look and thin bezels.....

3. arming

Posts: 65; Member since: Jul 23, 2016

all phone looks like iphone according to PA ,except the ugly sony's phone :)

4. maherk

Posts: 6956; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Well, I am pretty sure that the majority of us here will agree with PA on this one, it does look like an iPhone 7, whether we liked it or not.

6. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

This is a shameless copy, no doubt

8. Ezio2710

Posts: 548; Member since: Aug 22, 2015

Except Oneplus, most of the Chinese oem follows iPhone

5. Povea

Posts: 53; Member since: Jul 03, 2015

From funtosh OS to designs are all iPhone ripped off

7. aegislash

Posts: 1517; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

If this had a round home button and less noticeable sensors around the front facing camera/speaker, one could easily mistake this for an iPhone 7. Even just seeing this from the rear with a case on it, one would most likely assume it was an iPhone. Originality is something that seems non-existent when it comes to quite a few of these Chinese OEMs.

9. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Funny how Apple didnt raise one court case, to sue any company that actually has phones that resemble the iPhone in vasrious ways. NOTHING! Yet Samsung had NO phone looking like the iPhone, excpet the original Galaxy S, and Apple sued Samsung over almost every single model of the Galaxy S. Amazing worthless piece of carp company. That why the iPhone is going down. That is why sales are falling and even the next model wont change it falling either. Apple is through, trying to sell a catalog of photos I can download off the internet for free for $300. I wonder how many fools will go an buy that like a bunch of misguided lame brains.

10. AlikMalix unregistered

Even the icons!!! Looks at them!!!

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