Vivo has launched the VS1 mid-range phone in China. The Vivo S1 seems to be some sort of variant of the V15 that was recently launched in India – the S1 has the same design with pop-out front camera, triple rear cameras, as also the same core hardware as the V15. Vivo has launched the S1 in China at a price of CNY 2,298 which roughly translates to Rs 23,500 (which is also in line with the V15 India pricing).
The Vivo S1 shares the same gradient design of the V15, including a pop-up selfie camera setup. But it swaps the V15’s 32MP selfie camera with a 24.8MP shooter. The S1 has the same triple rear cameras as the V15 – a primary 12MP sensor, a wide-angle 8MP and another 5MP sensor for depth sensing aka portrait photography.
The S1 comes with the same 6.53-inch 1080p+ LCD display and is powered by the same MediaTek Helio P70 processor paired with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage which is also expandable vic a micro-SD card. The dual SIM phone runs Android 9 Pie-based Fun Touch OS with Vivo’s in-house Jovi voice assistant.
The Vivo S1 further packs a 3,940mAh battery with 18W fast charging, and a rear mounted fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication.
The Vivo S1 will be available in two colour options - Ice Lake Blue and Pet Pink.
The S1 will be available for buying in China from April 1 – there's no word when Vivo will bring the S1 to other markets including India.
In other news, Vivo launched the V15 in India recently at a price of Rs 23,990 for the version with 6GB RAM and 64GB storage. The Vivo V15 comes with a 6.53-inch 1080p+ LCD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 and uses a 4,000mAh battery with micro-USB charging (fast charging is supported). The V15 has a 32MP pop-up front camera and triple rear cameras consisting of 12MP+8MP+5MP setup. The phone is powered by the Helio P70 processor with Android Pie-based Fun Touch OS on top.