Vivo S6 5G teased in China officially, launch seems imminent

“The upcoming Vivo S6 5G could be powered by the latest Snapdragon 765G SoC or the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 platform”

Vivo S6 5G phone is gearing up to launch officially in China in the next few weeks if not days. It will succeed the Vivo S5 that was launched in November 2019. The company has released a teaser video which reveals the Vivo S6 name, while also confirming it will support dual-mode SA and NSA 5G network. The Vivo S6 is not expected to be a high-end flagship, which means the smartphone could be powered by the Snapdragon 765G SoC or the MediaTek Dimensity 1000 mid-range 5G SoCs. However, it shouldn’t be long before Vivo releases yet another teaser image/video revealing more details about the handset.

Furthermore, it’s possible the Vivo S6 could retain the quad-camera setup at the back, AMOLED display with an in-screen fingerprint sensor for security, and a punch-hole design to house the front-facing camera. While nothing can be confirmed at the moment, the Vivo S6 5G should be a significant update to last year’s Vivo S5.

Vivo S5 specifications

The Vivo S6’s predecessor, the Vivo S5, sports a 6.44-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display with 1,080 x 2,400 pixels resolution, 91.38 screen-to-body ratio, 20:9 aspect ratio, and HDR10 support. It is powered by a 2.3GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SoC with Adreno 616 GPU, 8GB RAM and up to 256GB internal storage that is further expandable via microSD card. The Vivo S5 boots on Android 9.0 Pie with the company’s FunTouch OS skin on top. Connectivity options include dual SIM support, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm audio jack.

In terms of optics, the Vivo S5 features a quad-camera setup at the back consisting of a 48MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, a 5MP depth lens, and a 2MP macro lens. There is a 32MP snapper on the front for selfies and video chats. A 4,100mAh battery with 22.5W Vivo’s Dual-Engine fast charging fuels the handset. The Vivo S5 has an in-display fingerprint scanner for security.