After a round of leaks and rumors, the Vivo G1 smartphone is finally official. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer, Vivo, has taken the veil off its latest 5G offering in its home country. The Vivo G1 5G is more or less a rebranded variant of the Vivo S6 5G that was launched in China back in March 2020. This new device is targeted at government and enterprise clients and comes with various tweaks to aid in the same. Other than the tweaks, which we will mention later on, the Vivo G1 5G retains the spec sheet of the Vivo S6 5G. Let us take a look at the full specifications, features, price, and availability of the Vio G1 5G smartphone and find out what it has in store for us.
Vivo G1: price and availability
The Vivo G1 5G is launched in only one memory variant, comprising 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. The device retails for CNY 3,500 in China. So far, the company has not announced the global availability of the device.
Vivo G1: specifications and features
Starting with the display of the device, the Vivo G1 5G sports a 6.44-inch Full HD+ AMOLED with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,400 pixels and a pixel density of 409 pixels per inch. The Vivo G1 5G features a waterdrop notch at the top of the display. The waterdrop notch makes room for a 32MP selfie shooter. Lift the phone and turn it to the rear side, and you find a circular module for a quadruple rear camera setup, consisting of a 48MP main camera, an 8MP ultrawide angle lens, and a pair of 2MP sensors to aid in capturing macro images and recording depth information. The Vivo G1 5G can capture 4K videos (front and back). The device supports front and rear dual-field shooting. Plus, it supports a dual anti-shake feature for the selfie camera.
The Vivo G1 5G features an in-display fingerprint scanner. However, the device can also be unlocked using its facial unlocking mechanism. Under the hood, the Vivo G1 5G is powered by an octa-core Exynos 980 processor, which is paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Sadly, 128GB is all the storage that you will ever have in the Vivo G1 5G, as there is no scope for storage expansion. As for the battery, the Vivo G1 5G sports a large 4,500mAh battery, which has support for fast charging.
Coming to the OS, the Vivo G1 5G runs the latest Android 10 OS out of the box with a forked variant of the company’s in-house FunTouch OS skin. The device comes with a dual-domain system with separate space for professional and personal environments. Vivo has also given enterprise clients the ability to ask for further customizations based on their needs. Clients can set up options like disabling the device’s Bluetooth, camera access, Wi-Fi access, and more. Furthermore, users will be able to switch back and forth between the two spaces with the click of a button.
For now, we are not entirely sure as to whether or not the Vivo G1 5G will be unveiled for the global markets, but those residing in China can get their hands on the device from now on. What are your thoughts on the recently launched Vivo G1 5G? Do let us know in the comments section below.