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.
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.
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.”
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.
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|
|SIM||Dual-SIM, Dual standby|
|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|
|Connectivity||WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|GPS, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|GSM, HSPA+, 4G+ LTE (Category 6)|
|microUSB 2.0 port|
|Dimensions||154.81 x 75.03 x 7.89 mm|
|Battery||3,260 mAh non-removable capacity, Quick Charge 3.0 support|
|Colors||Gold, Pearl Black and Velvet Red|