Vivo X9 packs the same dual-camera setup as Galaxy S7 edge, to be unveiled on November 17


Chinese company Vivo has already confirmed a launch event for November 17, but offered little else in terms of information. However, sources familiar with the handset maker's smartphone plans claim the next device coming from Vivo is the X9.

The X9 is a high-end product that borrows some of the features of other high-profile smartphones like the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, and the now defunct Galaxy Note 7. For example, Vivo X9 is said to pack the same dual-camera setup included in the latest Samsung flagship smartphones.

The phone's impressive 12-megapixel camera will feature Sony Exmor IMX260 sensor and dual pixel RGB lens, which make Samsung's photo snappers so good.

But that's not the only interesting aspect about the Vivo X9. The same sources claim the Chinese company might add one of the newest Qualcomm chipsets inside its upcoming X9 smartphones.

If you're not familiar with Qualcomm latest SoCs, then you should know that the company recently introduced three new chipsets: Snapdragon 427, 626, and 653. All these chipsets come with the “Clear Sight dual camera technology,” to make the addition of dual-camera setups inside smartphones cheaper.

The Vivo X9 is said to pack one of the newly announced Qualcomm chipsets, the Snapdragon 653, which will be coupled with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal memory.

Unfortunately, we know nothing about the X9's display or the operating system, but we do know for sure the smartphone will be introduced in China. It will probably be available for purchase worldwide via authorized Chinese retailers, but that might cost you additional fees.

source: Weibo via AndroidPure

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12 Comments

1. dnomadic

Posts: 443; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Where can I get an S7 with dual cameras....sounds awesome!!! Whoopsy!!

4. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

You will have to but two S7s.

2. aegislash

Posts: 1531; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Since when do the S7 and S7 Edge have dual cameras?

3. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Samsung with Dual cameras? OMG I completely missed the SGS8 event. Just when I thought PA couldn't get any lower

5. kotan24

Posts: 320; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Wow what a bad written article never seen an s7 edge with a dual camera set up...

6. Nopers unregistered

Calm down everyone, they clearly mean dual pixel AF if you read the article. Dumb mistake and I'm surprised for a tech site this got through proof reading but it happens. Now amend the title.

12. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Page views so you can consume tons of advertisements for false headings. Dual camera and Dual pixel are very very different.

7. torr310

Posts: 1703; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I believe Snapdragon 653 will have much better battery life than 820 and 821.

8. abdoualgeria

Posts: 928; Member since: Jul 27, 2015

Not really sd653 is still on 28 nm process

9. torr310

Posts: 1703; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Even the die size is larger, SD653 runs cooler and more efficient (probably due to the much slower clock speed).

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And the SD625 is even more effecient, probably the most effecient SoC currently on the market.

11. GadgetGuy

Posts: 20; Member since: Sep 15, 2016

Another Note 7 wannabe. Or should I say, Note 7 replacement?

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