Vivo today launched its new smartphone Vivo S1 at an event in India. The launch event began with company’s Nipun Marya on stage talking about the history of the company’s five years in India. He soon moved to the launch of the day Vivo S series which he calls a perfect amalgamation of style and substance. Actress Sara Ali Khan is announced to be the brand ambassador of the Vivo S series in the country.
As for the smartphone, the Vivo S1 features a 6.38-inch Super AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution (1080×2340 pixels) and 19.5:9 aspect ratio. It comes with an embedded in-display fingerprint sensor. Under the hood, it is powered by an octa-core MediaTek’s Helio P65 SoC. that is based on the 12nm manufacturing process. It is paired with 4GB/6GB of RAM and up to 64GB/128GB of onboard storage.
Ankit Malhotra, Product manager of Vivo India explained that the S1 comes with a 32MP selfie camera and packs multiple selfie modes like AI Face Beauty, Selfie Frontlight, AR Stickers, AI Filter, and many more. The rear sports a triple camera setup consisting of a 16MP Sony IMX499 sensor with f/1.78 aperture, an 8MP secondary sensor with an ultra-wide-angle f/2.2 aperture, and a 2MP sensor with an f/2.4 aperture.
The handset runs on Funtouch OS 9 on top of Android 9 Pie. It is backed by a 4,500mAh battery with support for the company’s 18W dual-engine fast charging technology. Additionally, it comes with reverse charging that allows you to charge other devices using the Vivo S1. Vivo also added a smart button that triggers Google Assistant on a single tap and Jovi Image Recogniser in a double tap. There are customized voice commands that can be used to enable or disable features.
The Vivo S1 pricing starts at Rs 17,990 for the 4GB/128GB variant, Rs 18,990 for the 6GB/64GB variant and Rs 19,990 for the 6GB/128GB variant. The 4GB/128GB variant will be available from tomorrow. There will be two color variants: Skyline Blue and Diamond Black. Launch offers include benefits worth Rs 10,000 via Reliance Jio, 7.5 percent cashback on HMD Bank credit/ debit card EMI transactions, and 10 percent extra exchange discount via Instacash.
Vivo S1 specifications
- 6.38-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display
- MediaTek’s Helio P65 SoC
- 4GB/6GB RAM
- 64GB/128GB internal storage
- 16MP + 8MP + 5MP rear
- 32MP front
- Funtouch OS 9 on top of Android 9 Pie
- 4,500mAh battery with 18W dual-engine fast charging technology