Chinese smartphone makers Oppo and Vivo are set to launch their first smartphones with an iPhone X-style notch in the Indian market later this month. Vivo has confirmed that it will be launching its latest V-series smartphone—the V9—in India on March 23.
Meanwhile, Vivo’s rival Oppo is also set to launch a new smartphone called Oppo F7 in India on March 26.
Vivo, which had kept the name of its upcoming smartphone a complete mystery until now, had been teasing the phone with vertical dual rear camera setup and a bezel-less display with a notch on top – both redefining features of the iPhone X. The V9 will most likely be Vivo’s flagship device for 2018 in India since Vivo doesn’t sell the top-of-the-line X-series smartphones like the Vivo X20 Plus with under display fingerprint scanner in India yet.
And just like the Vivo V9, the yet-to-be-launched Oppo F7 will also feature a bezel-less display with an iPhone X-like notch. The Oppo F7 had been revealed in a recent teaser featuring two well-known Indian cricketers, who will probably be the brand ambassadors for the smartphone in India
Vivo V9 and Oppo F7 detailed Specifications
According to the leaks, the Vivo V9 sports a 6.3-inch full HD+ display which is 2280 x 1080 pixels. The device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core processor coupled with 4GB RAM and 64GB storage. The display comes with a 19:9 aspect ratio display. The device runs on Android 8.0 Oreo with FunTouch OS 4.0 on top. For the optics, Vivo V9 will have a dual rear camera, which will be vertically aligned with 16MP+5MP combination. For the selfies, there is a 24MP from the camera. All of this is backed by a 3260mAh battery.
On the other hand, Oppo F7 sports a 6.2-inch full HD+ display which is 1080 x 2280 pixels. OPPO F7’s hardware specifications remain a complete mystery at this point. As per leaks, the device will come with either 4GB or 6GB of RAM with 64GB of expandable storage. The display comes with an 18.5:9 aspect ratio display. For the optics, we do not know the details about the Oppo F7’s rear camera but it is supposed to come with a single rear camera, the device is reported to come with a 25MP selfie snapper with AI-based camera app for improved selfie image quality.
Interestingly, both the Oppo F7 and Vivo V9 borrow another iPhone X feature – AR stickers. The phones will offer real-time AR stickers which essentially allows you to transform an emoji into an animated character using your facial movements as a reference.
According to the Leaked Specifications, Oppo is supposed to launch the Oppo F7 with MediaTek processor and on the other hand, Vivo V9 comes with Snapdragon 626 which is far better than MediaTek processor in terms of Battery efficiency and Performance. And Oppo might be coming with a Single rear camera and on the other hand, Vivo is coming with the dual rear camera. I am waiting for both the smartphones, but as per my expectations and specifications, Vivo V9 will be much better than Oppo F7. As we don’t know the pricing of both of these phones, so we will have to wait for the official specifications and pricing.