- Vivo S17 is expected to succeed the S16 in China by Q3 this year
- The S16 was launched earlier this month in India as Vivo V27
- A global launch for the Vivo V17 series may take place, as Vivo V29
Vivo is tipped to launch a new smartphone series to launch its recently unveiled mid-premium series smartphones, the Vivo S16 series, in China. In a leak on the matter by The Tech Outlook, the Vivo S16 series is expected to be replaced by the Vivo S17 as early as July this year, and while the series will be geared towards China, some of the variants of the lineup could also launch globally, including in India, as Vivo V29. The latter, interestingly, will be a successor to the Vivo V27 series that was launched in India this month itself.
Vivo V17 series: What we know so far
Given that we are about four to six months away from the launch of the Vivo S17 series, and the fact that the Vivo S16 series was launched in China only in December last year, we understandably have a slim level of details about the new smartphone series. According to the leak report, the Vivo S17 series will have three models — a base S17e, a standard S17 and a top-end S17 Pro. Such lineup distribution will be in line with how the S16 series was also distributed.
The Vivo S17 series is also tipped to feature between 8GB and 16GB of RAM, and 128GB and 256GB of storage. The base variant will feature 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, while one variant of the Vivo S17 Pro will likely offer 16GB RAM and 256G storage. However, all three models of the series are said to come with Super AMOLED dual-curved displays, and also feature colour-shifting paintjobs on the rear.
In terms of the cameras, the report states that the primary rear cameras of all the models will feature optical image stabilisation, but does not offer further details. As a result, key details such as the chipset inside, camera specifications, battery and charging, and other areas in which the Vivo S17 would differ from the S16 remain unclear as of now.
Its predecessor, the Vivo V27 in India, features the MediaTek Dimensity 8200 SoC, along with 50MP triple rear camera setups and curved OLED displays, and it remains to be seen what their successor could additionally offer.