Vivo S16 series has been unveiled in China. The lineup comprises three devices – S16, S16 Pro, and S16e. The smartphones arrive as the successor to the Vivo S15 series. All three newest devices feature the same design language but slightly differs in specifications. Let us checkout what the regular variant Vivo S16 offers out of the box.

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Vivo S16 Unveiled

Just like its siblings, the Vivo S16 has a compact form factor and a rectangular camera module on the back panel. It features a curved 6.78-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and an integrated fingerprint scanner. There is a centre-aligned punch-hole cutout on the device.

On the imaging front, the Vivo S16 features a 64MP primary shooter, an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP macro unit. There is a 50MP front-facing camera.

Under the hood, the Vivo S16 is equipped with Snapdragon 870. The device packs up to 12GB RAM and 512GB onboard storage.

The S16 is backed by a 4,600mAh battery unit with support for 66W fast charging. Software-wise, the smartphone runs on OriginOS 3.0 based on Android 13.

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Vivo S16 Specifications

Network Properties

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

Launch

  • Announced: 2022, December 22
  • Status: Exp. release 2022, December 30

Design

  • Dimensions: 164.1 x 74.8 x 7.4 mm (6.46 x 2.94 x 0.29 in)
  • Weight: 182 g (6.42 oz)
  • Colors: Black, Mint, Gold
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+
  • Size: 6.78 inches, 111.0 cm2 (~90.4% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~388 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 13, Origin OS 3

Hardware

  • Chipset: Qualcomm SM8250-AC Snapdragon 870 5G (7 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×3.2 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.80 GHz Kryo 585)
  • GPU: Adreno 650
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • Internal: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM
  • UFS 3.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 64 MP, f/1.9, (wide), PDAF, OIS
    • 8 MP, f/2.2, (ultrawide)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
  • Features: Ring-LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 50 MP, f/2.5, (wide), AF
  • Features: Dual-LED flash, HDR
  • Video: 1080p@30fps

Multimedia

  • Radio: No
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • 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
  • Bluetooth: 5.2, A2DP, LE, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive
  • Positioning: GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • NFC: Yes
  • USB: USB Type-C 2.0, OTG

Features

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

Battery

  • Battery Type and Capacity: Li-Po 4600 mAh, non-removable
  • Charging: 66W wired, 50% in 19 min (advertised)

Models: V2244A

Vivo S16 Price and Availability

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The Vivo S16 comes in black, jade green and gradient colors. The baseline 8/128GB model starts at CNY 2,499 ($357) while the top-spec’d

  • 8GB + 128GB variant – RMB 2,499 (~$358)
  • 8GB + 256GB variant – RMB 2,699 (~$386)
  • 12GB + 256GB variant – RMB 2,999 (~$429)
  • 12GB + 512GB variant – RMB 3,299 (~$472)

vivo S16 Price and Colors

The Vivo S16 is offered in Hyacinth Purple, Sea Foam Green, and Starry Night Black colors. Pre-sales of the smartphone is already on.

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