Vivo S1 (Photo Credit: Twitter)
Vivo S1 is all set to go official in India on August 7. However, ahead of the launch, almost everything excluding price of the smartphone has been revealed by the company. Recently, some reports suggested that the price of Vivo S1 starts at Rs 17,990 in the Indian market. Just a few days ahead of the launch, Vivo S1 has gone on pre-orders in the country starting Friday via offline stores. The online pre-order is yet to begin.
It is worth mentioning here that Vivo Y7s was launched in Indonesia as Vivo Y7s earlier this month. The smartphone comes equipped with a full-HD+ Super AMOLED display and carries a triple rear camera setup. The Vivo Y7s or you can call it as Vivo S1 houses an octa-core MediaTek Helio P65 SoC, 128GB of onboard storage and a 4,500mAh battery.
According to a report published by 91Mobiles, Vivo S1 pre-orders have started from Friday and will continue until August 7. In a bid to pre-order, the customers will have to make a down payment of Rs 2,000. The remaining amount can be paid after the launch of Vivo S1. It is to be noted that only the 4GB + 128GB variant of the Vivo S1 is available for pre-orders in India. Although it is expected that the smartphone will be launched in 6GB RAM + 128GB storage, 4GB RAM + 128GB of internal storage and 8GB RAM + 128GB storage variant.
Recently, GSMArena quoted an industry insider saying that the 4GB RAM, plus 128GB storage variant of the Vivo S1 will retail at the price of Rs 17,990 in the Indian market. The source also claimed that there be two more options i.e. 6GB plus 128GB will cost Rs 19,990 and 8GB plus 128GB will be priced at Rs 24,990.
Vivo S1: Specifications
The global variant of the Vivo S1 (Vivo Y7s) features a 6.38-inch full-HD + Super AMOLED display along with a waterdrop-style display notch. It runs Funtouch OS 9 based on Android Pie and has the octa-core MediaTek Helio P65 SoC, paired with 4GB of RAM. The phone comes in Cosmic Green and Skyline Blue colour options.
On the imagining front, the smartphone comes equipped with a triple rear camera setup that houses a 16-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.78 lens. The setup also includes an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2 wide-angle lens and a 2-megapixel tertiary sensor with an f/2.4 lens. On the front, there is the 32-megapixel selfie camera that comes with an f/2.0 lens.
The device has 128GB of onboard storage. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and Micro-USB with USB OTG support. The phone packs a 4,500mAh battery. It measures 159.53x75.23x8.13mm.