Vivo has taken the wraps off the Vivo S16 series in China. As usual, the lineup focuses on style with appealing design in the camera department. The performance is also a strong point of these smartphones. In fact, there is a big diversity of processors in these phones. The Vivo S16 packs the Snapdragon 870, the S16e the Exynos 1080, and the S16 Pro the MediaTek Dimensity 8200.

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Vivo S16e with Exynos 1080 Unveiled

The Vivo S16e has a flat 6.62-inch AMOLED screen with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a modest 16 MP selfie shooter.

The rear camera setup on the Vivo S16e has the main 50-Megapixel camera with f/1.8 aperture. However, its auxiliary cameras are simple – a 2 MP depth, and a 2 MP macro module.

The Vivo S16e has the Samsung Exynos 1080 SoC. The Exynos 1080 is the least powerful of the trio, but it’s still one of the best in a mid-range spectrum. This chipset is paired with up to 12GB RAM and in-built storage of 256GB.

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Just like its senior siblings, the phone has a 4,600 mAh battery keeping the lights on. The handset also supports the same 66W wired charging. In terms of software, the Vivo S16 and S16 Pro have Android 13 with OriginOS 3. However, the Vivo S16e brings the dated Android 12 with OriginOS Ocean on top.

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Vivo S16e Specifications

Network Properties

  • 2G bands: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
  • CDMA 800
  • 3G bands: HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100
  • CDMA2000 1x
  • 4G bands: 1, 3, 5, 8, 28, 34, 38, 39, 40, 41
  • 5G bands: 1, 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: 162.5 x 75.8 x 7.7 mm or 7.8 mm
  • Weight: 187.7 g or 189 g (6.63 oz)
  • Colors: Black, Green, Purple
  • SIM: Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

Display

  • Type: AMOLED, 120Hz, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)
  • Size: 6.62 inches, 105.8 cm2 (~85.9% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution: 1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~398 ppi density)

Operating System

  • Android 11, Origin OS Ocean

Hardware

  • Chipset: Exynos 1080 (5 nm)
  • CPU: Octa-core (1×2.8 GHz Cortex-A78 & 3×2.6 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A55)
  • GPU: Mali-G78 MP10
  • Memory Card slot: No
  • Internal: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM
  • UFS 3.1

Cameras

  • Main Camera: Triple
    • 50 MP, f/1.8, (wide), PDAF, OIS
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
    • 2 MP, f/2.4, (depth)
  • Features: Ring-LED flash, panorama, HDR
  • Video: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30fps
  • Selfie Camera: Single – 16 MP, f/2.0, (wide)
  • Features: Dual-LED flash
  • 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
  • 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: V2239A

Vivo S16e Price and Availability

The Vivo S16e starts at;

  • CNY 2,099 (~$300) for the 8GB + 128GB model
  • CNY 2,299 (~$329) for the 8GB + 256GB model
  • CNY 2,499 (~$358) for the 12GB + 256GB model

It is available in Jade, Black, and Purple colors.

vivo S16e Price

The Vivo S16 series will be up for sale on December 30 in China. There is no word on international availability.

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