vivo S15 Pro with Dimensity 8100, 50MP camera launched: Specs & Price

At a launch conference held in its home country of China, vivo unveiled two new smartphones, which includes the vivo S15 and the vivo S15 Pro. Let us take a look at what the Pro variant is bringing to the board.

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vivo S15 Pro Launched

 

The vivo S15 Pro is powered by the Dimensity 8100, which is paired with what vivo calls a “gaming-grade” cooling system that drops the chipset temperature by 1.2°C. There is also an additional chip, the Gaming Graphics Core Pro, to help out the Mali-G610 MC6 GPU run games at a consistent frame rate.

The phone has a 6.56” AMOLED display (using Samsung E5 emissive materials) with 1,080 x 2,376px resolution (19.8:9). It is very bright, peaking at 1,500 nits, and promises perfect color calibration from the factory plus HDR10+ support.

vivo S15 pro features

It is a high refresh rate display, 120Hz, that is suitable for gaming. Normally, the touch sampling runs at 300Hz, but it can boost to 1,000Hz. Sound is blasted out of the stereo speakers and, for better immersion, there is an X-axis linear motor and 500 presets for the haptic feedback. vivo built this phone with 360° antenna coverage, including dual Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antennas for uninterrupted connection.

Moving on to the cameras, the vivo S15 Pro features the 50MP Sony IMX766V, which is exclusively customized for vivo. This 1/1.56” sensor with 1.0µm pixels was previously used in the X70 Pro. The main camera has Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) and an f/1.9 aperture.

vivo S15 pro camera details

Next is the 12MP ultra wide-angle camera (116° FoV). This module also doubles as a macro camera, as it can focus up close (2.5cm/1”). Last on the back is a 2MP depth sensor. Flipping over to the front, there is a 32MP selfie camera (f/2.45).

vivo S15 pro cameras

The phone houses a 4,500mAh battery with 80W fast charging support. It can hit 70% charge in 18 minutes and 100% in 35 minutes, all the while keeping cool thanks to the highly efficient charge pumps (98.5%).

vivo S15 pro

vivo S15 Pro Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 2100
  • CDMA2000 1x
  • 4G bands: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 19, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • 5G bands: 1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 41, 77, 78 SA/NSA
  • Speed: HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A, 5G

Launch

  • Announced: 2022, May 19
  • Status: Exp. release 2022, May 27

Design

  • Dimensions: 158.9 x 73.5 x 8.6 mm (6.26 x 2.89 x 0.34 in)
  • Weight: 188 g (6.63 oz)
  • Colors: Blue, Black, Yellow
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1500 nits (peak)
  • Size: 6.56 inches, 104.6 cm2 (~89.6% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2376 pixels (~398 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 12, Origin OS Ocean

Hardware

  • Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 8100 (5 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (4×2.85 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G610 MC6
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • Internal: 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
  • UFS 3.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 50 MP, f/1.9, 24mm (wide), 1/1.56″, 1.0µm, PDAF, OIS
    • 12 MP, f/2.2, 16mm, 116˚ (ultrawide)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Features: LED flash, HDR, panorama
  • Video: 32 MP, f/2.5, (wide), AF
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 32 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
  • Features: HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes, with dual speakers (closed type)
  • Audio 3.5mm jack: No
  • 24-bit/192kHz audio

Connectivity

  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
  • Bluetooth: 5.3, A2DP, LE, aptX HD
  • GPS: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go

Features

  • Sensors: Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, color spectrum

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4500 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: Fast charging 80W, 70% in 18 min (advertised)

Models: V2207A

vivo S15 Pro Price and Availability

The vivo S15 Pro variant only arrives in Midsummer Blue and Black variants. Looking at its pricing;

  • 8GB + 256GB – 3399 Yuan (roughly 503 US Dollars)
  • 12GB + 256GB – 3699 Yuan (roughly 548 US Dollars)

vivo’s online store in China is now accepting pre-orders for the handset, sales will start on May 27 (Friday next week).

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