Chinese phone maker vivo has unveiled its latest smartphone S1. It’s a midranger with design similar to the V15 that was launched earlier this month. The vivo S1 comes packed with almost identical hardware too. The S1 is built around a 6.53-inch Full-HD+ notchless display that has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9 and a Helio P70 SoC mated to 6GB RAM.

It runs Android Pie-based Funtouch OS 9 out-of-the-box and has 128GB of storage in tow with the option to expand it further via a microSD card.

The S1 features a 24.8MP pop-up selfie camera and boasts a triple camera setup at the back consisting of 12MP, 8MP (wide-angle), and 5MP (depth sensor) modules.

vivo S1 Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
  • 3G: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G: LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (2CA) Cat7 300/50 Mbps

Announcement & Availability

  • Announced: March, 2019
  • Status: Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, April 1

Design

  • Dimensions: 162 x 76 x 8.5 mm
  • Weight: g
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)
  • Colours: Blue, Pink

Display

  • Type: IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
  • Size: 6.53 inches, 104.7 cm2 (~85.0% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~395 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 9.0 (Pie); Funtouch 9

Hardware

  • Chipset: Mediatek Helio P70 (12nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • GPU: Mali-G72 MP3
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Internal Storage: 128 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 256 GB

Camera

Vivo S1 in colours
Vivo S1 in colours

Multimedia

  • FM Radio:
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: Yes
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Yes
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
  • USB: microUSB 2.0

Other Feature

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass

Battery

  • Battery Type & Capacity: Non-removable Li-Po 3940 mAh battery
  • Charging: Fast battery charging 18W

vivo S1 Price and Availability

The vivo S1 is priced at CNY2,298 ($342/€304) and will go on sale in China from April 1.

vivo S1 Review Rating

Not yet reviewed.

TellForce Blog Buyer’s Guide Verdict

A buyer’s guide verdict is not available yet for the vivo S1. Please check back.

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