Chinese smartphone makers OPPO and Vivo are on a launch spree in India of late. While OPPO is all set to launch two new devices – the OPPO K3 and the OPPO A9 here in India next week, it seems Vivo does not want to be left behind. After recently launching the Vivo Z1 Pro, the company plans to release the first of its brand new S-Series device in the country in the next few days, The new handset that Vivo intends to bring to India is the Vivo S1. According to the good folks at 91Mobiles, the first teaser image of the Vivo S1 was recently leaked to them. Interestingly, the Vivo S1 that is India-bound is different from the S1 that Vivo sells in China. There, Vivo sells the V15 as the S1. 91Mobiles goes on to add that the Vivo S1 that would be sold in India will be the same phone that was recently teased by Vivo Indonesia.
Vivo S1: Specifications, features, what we know
From what is currently known, the Vivo S1 will be a mid-range device priced between the INR 20,000 and INR 25,000 mark depending on the variant you get. We currently do not have details regarding the SoC that this device would sport. What we do know, however, is that the phone will be offered in two versions – a base 6GB+128GB version and a pricier 8GB+128GB variant. Like many of its competitors, the Vivo S1 is likely to be offered as an online-exclusive device which would make it compete against offerings from Realme, Redmi, and Samsung.
The Vivo S1 is also likely to feature a triple rear camera setup. We currently do not have details regarding the specifics of the camera trio at the rear. What we do know, however, is that the phone will get a 32-megapixel selfie camera. Other specifications include an in-display fingerprint scanner and a large battery capacity.
Vivo S1: Price and expected launch date
In Indonesia, the Vivo S1 is slated to be officially announced on July 16. We can expect an India launch of the device just a few weeks later. By then, we should also have a clear idea regarding the complete specifications of the device. Based on the pricing of the Vivo S1 in Indonesia, it would also be possible for us to predict the pricing of the phone in India accurately. Do you think the Vivo S1 would make for an interesting addition to Vivo’s India portfolio?
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