In late March, Vivo announced the Vivo S1 in China as the first of a new series. The phone is now heading to launch in India. However, while it shares the same name as the Chinese model, leaked live photos show it has a different design. The complete specifications of the phone have also leaked and it reveals the phone will come with a brand new chipset from MediaTek called the Helio P65.
The Vivo S1 Indian Edition will not have a notch-free display like its Chinese sibling of the same name. It also doesn’t have a pop-up selfie camera. Instead, there is a waterdrop notch for the selfie camera.
While it does have triple cameras too, the sensors are different and the design also differs. The length of the housing is shorter, the sensors are closer to each other and not separated by the LED flash which itself has a different shape. The Indian variant also has an in-display fingerprint scanner which Vivo calls “Screen Touch ID”.
Coming to the specs, the Indian model has a smaller 6.38-inch display but an AMOLED panel and not LCD. It swaps the Helio P70 for a new Helio P65. The processor is said to have 8 cores – 2x A75 at 2.0GHz + 6x A55 cores; which should make it more powerful than the Helio P70 which has 4 x A73 cores and 4 X A53 cores. It will be paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
There is a 32MP camera in front for selfies while the rear cameras are made up of a 16MP primary camera, an 8MP ultra-wide angle camera, and a 2MP depth sensor. The Vivo S1 will also have a much bigger 4500mAh battery with Vivo’s Dual Engine fast charging technology. The phone will run Android 9 Pie out of the box.
Photos of the phone show a blue-purple gradient finish. In one of the images, we see there is a sky blue variant on a poster. The phone will come in a white box with a large “S” inscribed on it and is rumored to have a price tag of about INR 20,000 (~$290). The launch date is reported as early August.