Vivo announced mid-level smartphones Vivo X27 and X27 Pro, which got retractable front cameras. At the same time it was reported about the debut of the third novelty – the first mobile device of the S series, but there was no information about it. Now the smartphone has appeared on the official website of Vivo.

Vivo S1 is very similar to the X27 and X27 Pro, which in turn copy the model V15 and V15 Pro. Apparently, the difference between them is only in the equipment. Vivo S1 is equipped with a 6.53-inch IPS-display with an aspect ratio of 19.5: 9 and a resolution of 2340 × 1080 pixels. It has no cuts, making the screen area almost 91%.

The hardware basis of the smartphone is the MediaTek Helio P70 single-chip platform. The manufacturer offers only one memory configuration – 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. There is a slot for microSD cards up to 256 GB. The main camera of the device is represented by a triple module, which includes sensors of 12, 8 and 5 Mp.

For selfies, a sliding camera module with a resolution of 24.8 megapixels is provided. The camera supports AI-functions that recognize more than a hundred facial features and allow you to automatically adjust the proportions of the body when taking photos and videos.

Vivo S1 is running Android 9 Pie with a proprietary shell FunTouch OS 9. The battery capacity is 3940 mAh, 18W fast charging is supported. On the case of the device there is a separate button to launch voice assistant Jovi. In addition, Vivo S1 can act as a gaming smartphone, this is facilitated by the Game Turbo function, which activates all the processes of the device for maximum performance.

Specs of Vivo S1:

  • Display: IPS, 6.53 inches, 19.5: 9 format, resolution 2340 × 1080 pixels.
  • Processor: MediaTek Helio P70.
  • RAM: 6 GB.
  • Internal memory: 128 GB, there is a slot for microSD cards up to 256 GB.
  • Main camera: triple, 12 megapixel (f / 1.78) + 8 megapixel (f / 2.2) + 5 megapixel (f / 2.4).
  • Front-facing camera: 24.8 megapixel (f / 2.0), AI functions.
  • Battery: 3940 mAh, support for fast charging 18W.
  • Operating system: Funtouch OS 9 based on Android 9 Pie.
  • Other: fingerprint scanner, 3.5 mm connector, support for two SIM-cards, microUSB connector.
  • Dimensions: 161.97 × 75.93 × 8.54 mm.
  • Weight: 189.5 g.

The device will be available in China on April 1 in two colors: Ice Lake Blue (turquoise) and Pet Pink (pink). The price of new items will be 2298 yuan (about 342 dollars).

Zorain Zubair
Zorain is co-founder of TechLapse. Based in Pakistan, Zorain is currently studying Business Management and aims to achieve the title of Chartered Accountant. Zorain loves writing about various technology news. He can be reached at: [email protected]
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