Vivo S1 with MediaTek Helio P65 SoC, 32MP AI Selfie Camera Launched: Price, Features

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Just a few days ago, we had reported about the impending launch of a new smartphone from Vivo called the Vivo S1 for select Asian markets including India. A week later, while we still do not have clarity regarding the India launch, the Vivo S1 did officially go on sale in another market – Indonesia. A week ago, we had scant details regarding the full specifications of this phone. Since the handset is now officially on sale in Indonesia we now have complete details of the Vivo S1 is concerned. Let us now take a quick look at the spec sheet of this new device from Vivo.

Vivo S1 Specifications, Features

The Vivo S1 is a budget handset from the company and also happens to be the first-ever smartphone to be powered by the MediaTek Helio P65 SoC. This new chipset, as obvious by its naming scheme, is an upgraded version of the Helio P60 SoC. It houses an octa-core processor and is based on a 12nm manufacturing process. The Helio P65 chip also integrates the Mali-G52 GPU for graphics. The handset is sold in a single 4GB RAM+128GB option in Indonesia and also gets a microSD card slot for additional memory. As expected of a Vivo, the device runs the company’s own FunTouch OS which is based on Android 9 Pie.

The display on the Vivo S1 is a large 6.38-inch AMOLED panel with FHD+ resolution. The handset gets a ‘Halo” notch at the top where the 32-megapixel front-facing camera is located. The Vivo S1 boasts of a triple camera setup at the rear. The primary rear camera uses the 16-megapixel Sony IMX499 sensor that is mated to an f/1.78 aperture lens. The secondary shooter uses an 8-megapixel sensor and is mated to a 120-degree ultrawide lens with f/2.2 aperture. The third sensor is a small 2-megapixel unit that is used to gather depth information. This sensor is mated to an f/2.4 lens.

Vivo S1: Other key features, India launch date, pricing

The Vivo S1 is powered by a huge 4,500 mAh battery with support for VOOC 3.0 fast charging support. The S1 also gets an in-display fingerprint scanner. As far as the connectivity options are concerned, the handset supports dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5, GPS/GLONASS, micro USB port, and 3.5mm headphone jack. The handset weighs 179 grams and is offered in an attractive gradient color schemes that currently include Cosmic Green and Skyline Blue. India too is likely to get the 4GB+128GB version of the phone and when it launches sometime in August, we can expect it to be priced under the INR 20K mark.



Having spent the better part of the last decade writing about technology, Rahul is among the most experienced tech journalists in India. His writing career began back to 2006 when he started off as a member of the Microsoft PYPC (Protect Your PC) team. At Microsoft, most of his time was spent on creating and updating Microsoft’s Knowledge Base articles. In 2008, thanks to his proclivity for consumer technology, he joined Techtree, then India’s most popular consumer tech website. In his decade-long career, Rahul has contributed to several Indian and International publications including GQ Magazine, Onlygizmos, iPhoneHacks, and The Inquisitr.

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