Vivo, at a recently held event in China, introduced its new premium-mid-range lineup called the Vivo S18 series. Alongside the Vivo S18 and S18 Pro smartphones, the brand has also launched the Vivo S18e, a feature-packed, yet affordable alternative, compared to its premium siblings.

Vivo S18e launched

Compared to the S18, and S18 Pro, the S18e has a distinct design language, opting for a circular camera module with a flat body and flat sides. The front features a punch-hole display flanked by reasonably sized bezels. Overall, the device is on the slimmer side, measuring 7.69mm, and weighing around 193 grams. It comes with IP54 water and dust resistance.

The Vivo S18e boasts a MediaTek Dimensity 7200 processor that supports 5G connectivity. It comes in a single LPDDR4X 12GB RAM option, along with two UFS 2.2 memory options: 256GB and 512GB.

Running on the Android 14-based OriginOS 4 software, the Vivo S18e promises a user-friendly interface. Its 4800mAh battery is complemented by an 80W flash charging capability The device features a Type-C interface for both charging and headphone connectivity.

The 6.67-inch AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2400×1080 provides vibrant visuals, paired with a 120Hz refresh rate and a peak brightness of 1800 nits.

The front camera, featuring 16MP, ensures clear selfies, while the rear camera setup includes an OIS-enabled 50MP main lens and a 2MP blur lens for versatile photography options.

Additional features include NFC support for convenient wireless transactions and multiple unlocking methods such as facial recognition and in-screen fingerprints.

Vivo S18e

Vivo S18e Specifications

Display: 6.67-inch (2400 × 1080 pixels) Full HD AMOLED 20:9 aspect ratio screen with HDR10+, up to 1800 nits brightness, 120Hz refresh rate

Chipset: Up to 2.8GHz Octa Core MediaTek Dimensity 7200 4nm processor with Mali-G610 MC4 GPU

RAM/Storage: 12GB LPDDR4X RAM with 128GB / 256GB (UFS2.2) storage

OS: Android 14 with OriginOS 4

SIM: Dual SIM (nano + nano)

Main Camera: Dual

  • 50MP camera with Sony LYT-600 sensor with f/1.79 aperture, OIS
  • 2MP depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture

Selfie Camera: 16MP with f/2.0 aperture

Sensors: In-display fingerprint sensor

Multimedia: USB Type-C audio, Stereo Speakers, Hi-Res audio

IP Ratings: Dust and splash resistant (IP54)

Dimensions: 162.35×74.85×7.69mm

Weight: 193g

Connectivity: 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.3,GPS (L1 + L5), USB Type-C, NFC

Battery: 4600mAh (typ) battery with 80W fast charging

Vivo S18e Price and Availability

Vivo S18e in colors

The Vivo S18e comes in three color options: Starry Night Black, Xuaguang Purple, and Cloud Shabai.

  • 12GB RAM + 256GB storage costs 2,099 yuan ($296)
  • 12GB RAM + 512GB storage costs 2,299 yuan ($325)

The smartphone will go on sale starting January 13, 2024, along with the Vivo S18 Pro.