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Vivo S9 series pre-bookings have gone now live through the company's official website in China ahead of its launch. The official listing includes some renders showing the design of the upcoming Vivo phone. Separately, Vivo has revealed on Weibo that in addition to the regular Vivo S9, the new series will also include the Vivo S9e. It could be a watered-down version of the Vivo S9. The Vivo S9 series launch is scheduled for March 3.
The pre-booking page on the Vivo China site gives us a clear look at the back of the Vivo S9. The phone appears to have flat edges, similar to the iPhone 12 series. It is also seen with triple rear cameras housed in a rectangular-shaped module that looks similar to the camera module on the Vivo X60 and some other Vivo phones.
Vivo also appears to offer the Vivo S9 in three distinct colour options with a gradient finish.
Separately, Vivo has posted a teaser on Weibo that has confirmed that the Vivo S9e will launch in addition to the Vivo S9 in the series. The teaser shows that the Vivo S9 carries a 44-megapixel selfie camera, while the Vivo S9e features a 32-megapixel camera. Other details about the Vivo S9 and Vivo S9e are yet to be officially revealed.
The Vivo S9 is also rumoured to come with the octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 1100 SoC. The phone could also feature a 44-megapixel primary camera sensor. Further, it could come with a 6.4-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate. The phone is speculated to have a 4,000mAh battery along with 33W fast charging.
The Vivo S9e was also recently rumoured to be in the works. The phone could have a 6.44-inch AMOLED display along with 90Hz refresh rate and include the octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 820 SoC. It is also said to have a 4,100mAh battery along with 33W Flash Charge.
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