Vivo S16, S16 Pro, S16e with Triple-Camera Setup, 4600mAh Battery Launched: Price, Specifications

The Vivo S16 Pro features a MediaTek Dimensity 8200 SoC.


Vivo has launched its new S-series smartphones in China. The company has launched three devices in the S-series lineup. These include the Vivo S16, S16e and S16 Pro. The S16 series is currently exclusive to China. However, Vivo might launch the S16 series phones with a different name in other markets. There is no official confirmation on the same at the time of writing. What is confirmed though are the specifications, features and other details of the phones.

The S16 Pro sits at the top of the lineup. It, along with the S16 5G, features a curved AMOLED display. The S16e, on the other hand, has a flat panel. The phones come with a triple-camera setup on the back. Let’s take a look at the Vivo S16 series price, specifications and other details.

Vivo S16 Series Price and Specifications

The Vivo S16 Pro has been launched with two storage options in China. The base model has 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. It is priced at CNY 3299 (roughly Rs 39,100). The 12GB + 512GB storage option, on the other hand, is priced at any 3599 (roughly Rs 42,700).

The S16 5G, on the other hand, is available in 8GB + 128GB, 8GB + 256GB, 12GB + 256GB and 12GB + 512GB storage options, which are priced at CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs 29,600), CNY 2,699 (roughly Rs 32,000), and CNY 2,999 (roughly Rs 35,600).

The S16e is available in three storage options — 8GB + 128GB, 8GB + 256GB and 12GB + 256GB. These variants are priced at CNY 2099 (roughly Rs 24,900), CNY 2,299 (roughly Rs 27,300) and CNY 2,499 (roughly Rs 29,600).

The phones are available in Starry Night Black, Sea Foam Green and Hyacinth Purple colour options.

Moving on to the specifications, the S16 Pro and S16 come with a 6.78-inch curved AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate support. There is a hole-punch cutout at the top for the 50MP front camera. The phones also come with a Full HD+ resolution. The S16e has a 6.62-inch flat AMOLED display with a Full HD+ resolution and 120Hz refresh rate support. It comes with a 16MP front camera.

On the back, there is a triple-camera setup. The phones have different sensors though. The S16 Pro has a 50MP main camera with OIS, coupled with a 12MP ultrawide camera and a 2MP macro sensor. The S16 5G has a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultrawide camera and a 2MP macro sensor. Lastly, the S16e has a 50MP main camera and two 2MP sensors for depth and macro.

Under the hood, the S16 Pro has a Dimensity 8200 SoC, whereas the S16 has a Snapdragon 870 SoC. The S16e has an Exynos 1080 SoC. All three phones pack a 4600mAh battery with 66W fast charging support.

They run Android 13-based Origin OS Forest in China. If the phones do make it to other markets, they are likely to debut with Android 13-based Funtouch OS 13 out of the box. What are your thoughts on the S16 series? Let us know in the comments below.