Vivo S1 to Arrive in Three Variants, Alleged Pricing Details Leaked Ahead of Launch in India


Chinese smartphone major Vivo is on a roll. The company recently launched the attractively priced budget handset, the Vivo Z1 Pro in India. While we still do not have details regarding the sales figures of the Z1 Pro, there is no doubt over the fact that the device did manage to grab the attention of the tech-savvy, young Indian consumer. Bolstered by the response to the Z1 Pro, Vivo is working on bringing another new phone to India soon. As reported by us earlier, this new handset is the Vivo S1. The handset is likely to be unveiled a few days from now, here in India. As outlined in several earlier reports, the Vivo S1 that the company plans to bring to India is actually a re-branded Vivo Y7s. In China, Vivo sells another handset called the Vivo S1. As for the India-bound variant, the same recently went on sale in Indonesia for the equivalent of INR 17,500. Anyway, the reason we are talking about the S1 is that we have just come across reports that an industry insider has leaked the Indian pricing of the Vivo S1.

 Vivo S1 Pricing details leaked

According to folks from over at IndiaShopps who claim to have received the pricing information from an industry insider,  the Vivo S1 could be offered in three versions; base 4GB + 128GB version, a 6GB + 128GB version and a pricier 8GB + 128GB variant. The base 4GB version, according to them, will be on sale for INR 17,990. The 6GB version of the device is expected to be priced at INR 19,990 while the mos expensive 8GB+128GB option is likely to set you back by INR 24,990. There is also talk of an even more affordable 4GB+64GB version. This, however, is not yet confirmed.

Vivo S1 specifications, key features

Since the Vivo S1 has already been launched in Indonesia, we already know the specifications of the device. This S1 gets a massive 6.38-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080p resolution. The panel also gets a ‘halo’ notch at the top. As far as key hardware features go, the handset comes powered by the MediaTek Helio P65 SoC that also integrates the Mali-G52 GPU for graphics. The phone runs the latest version of Vivo’s Funtouch OS which is itself based on Android 9 Pie. The Vivo S1 gets a triple camera setup at the rear that consists of a primary 16-megapixel primary camera, a secondary 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a third 2-megapixel depth sensor. At the front, the Vivo S1 gets a 32-megapixel selfie camera for video calling. The battery capacity on the device stands at 4,000 mAh with support for VOOC 3.0 fast charging support.  The dual SIM handset also supports 4G VoLTE networks and comes with a 3.5mm jack.