Vivo V9 launches in Velvet Red color with Barbie Forteza and Julie Anne San Jose
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Vivo V9 launches in Velvet Red color with Barbie Forteza and Julie Anne San Jose

Two of the country’s top stars, Julie Anne San Jose and Barbie Forteza, on Sunday, graced the launch of the newest color of the Vivo V9 smartphone, the Velvet Red, in SM North EDSA.

Julie Anne led the 5 p.m. show while Barbie graced the 7 p.m. event. The two young artists donned their fiercest red ensemble for their respective segments.

Vivo V9 launches in Velvet Red color with Barbie Forteza and Julie Anne San Jose
Multi-talented artist Julie Anne San Jose belts out high notes during the launch of the Vivo V9 Velvet Red at SM North EDSA.

Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne encouraged her fans to get the Vivo V9 in Velvet Red, which she described as a striking color fit for the passionate and the bold.

“I believe most of my followers are full of energy… So, the Vivo V9 Velvet really fits them. [And] it’s a very reliable smartphone brand. It’s a good innovator,” she said.

Vivo V9 launches in Velvet Red color with Barbie Forteza and Julie Anne San Jose
Young actress Barbie Forteza charmed fans with her rendition of chart-topping “New Rules” at the launch of the Vivo V9 Velvet Red.

Award-winning actress Barbie, meanwhile, said that the Vivo V9 Velvet Red is perfect for her because it is her favorite color. But she also highlighted the selfie capabilities of the Vivo V9, which has a 24-megapixel AI selfie camera.

“This phone is smarter than me! It has this artificial intelligence feature that can re-edit photos naturally,” she said.

They gave away prizes, took selfies with their fans, and performed at the launch.

Julie Anne sang her version of Parokya Ni Edgar’s “Your Song (My One And Only You),” while Barbie gamely covered Dua Lipa’s “New Rules.”

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Vivo V9 was initially available in two colors, Pearl Black and Gold, when it was launched in the Philippines on March 22.

In her speech at the SM North EDSA, Vivo Philippines Vice President for Sales Hazel Bascon explained that the Velvet Red also represents the youthful vibe of the global smartphone brand.

“Red is for the bold, for the adventurous, for the youthful, for the fashion-forward, for the energetic. Our ardent users are mostly young, hip, and spirited and the Vivo V9 in Velvet Red is a fitting nod to them,” she said at the launch.

Vivo V9 launches in Velvet Red color with Barbie Forteza and Julie Anne San Jose

The Vivo V9 in Velvet Red also got the same specs with the first two colors. It has a 24MP AI selfie camera, a 16MP+5MP dual rear camera, and a 6.3-inch FullVieW Display. The smartphone is retailed at P17,990 at authorized shops nationwide.

Vivo V9 key specifications:

Display 6.28-inch FHD+ IPS LCD screen, 2280 x 1080 pixels, 402 ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
CPU 2.2Ghz 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 octa-core chipset
RAM 4GB
GPU Adreno 506
SIM Dual-SIM, Dual standby
Storage 64GB
Storage expansion Dedicated microSD slot up to 256GB
Rear camera 16-megapixel + 5-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture with phase detection auto-focus and dual-LED flash
Front camera 24-megapixel, f/2.0 aperture with screen flash
Video recording 2160p (30 fps), 1080p (30 fps), 720p (30 fps)
Operating system Android 8.1 “Oreo”, FunTouch 4.0
Audio DeepField audio effect
Security Face ID unlock
Fingerprint scanner
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, with A-GPS, GLONASS
GSM, HSPA+, 4G+ LTE (Category 6)
FM Radio
microUSB 2.0 port
Dimensions 154.81 x 75.03 x 7.89 mm
Weight 150 grams
Battery 3,260 mAh non-removable capacity, Quick Charge 3.0 support
Colors Gold, Pearl Black and Velvet Red
Price P17,990

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