“The Vivo S1 is the debut S-series phone from the brand and is the rebranded V15 for China”
Vivo recently launched X27 and X27 Pro smartphones at an event in China. The mid-range phones flaunt notch-less AMOLED display with pop-up selfie camera, in-display fingerprint scanners, and triple rear cameras as their USPs. There were speculations that brand might also unveil its S series at the same event, however, that didn’t happen. Today, the company has gone ahead and launched the Vivo S1 as the debut S series smartphone in China.
Vivo S1 price
The Vivo S1 will be made available in China starting April 1st. The company has set the price of the handset at RMB 2,298, which is roughly Rs 23,500. The company is offering the S1 in two colours – Ice Lake Blue and Pet Pink. Notably, this is just the rebranded version of the Vivo V15 (first impressions), which is already available in India for Rs 23,990.
Vivo S1 specifications
The Vivo S1 ships with a notch-less 6.53-inch IPS LCD panel with a screen resolution of 1,080 x 2,340 pixels. The screen features an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and has screen-to-body ratio of 90.95 percent. At the core is a MediaTek Helio P70 SoC backed by 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The smartphone boots FunTouch OS 9 based on Android 9 Pie and offers a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
As for the cameras, the Vivo S1 features a triple camera setup comprising of 12MP primary camera, backed by an 8MP wide-angle lens and 5MP depth sensor. The selfie camera mechanism houses a 25MP shooter and flaunts AI Face Beauty function that can identity 103 basic facial features. Lastly, a 3,940mAh battery with 18W rapid charging powered by Dual Engine charging technology completes the spec sheet.
While the S1 is a rebranded version of the V15, it has subtle changes in the camera department. The V15 comes with a 32MP selfie shooter and 24MP primary camera on the back.