Vivo S1Pro with 48MP Samsung GM1, Snapdragon 665, and Super AMOLED display launches in India
Vivo S1 was launched in India in August 2019 as part of the company’s new series of “S”tylish smartphones. It came with a triple rear camera setup at a time when smartphone brands were at the early stages of experimenting with more than two rear cameras on mid-range smartphones. Along with snazzy colors, the Vivo S1 came with a Super AMOLED display, fast 18W charging, and up to 128GB storage. But despite these features and a pretty hefty price-tag, Vivo compromised in a few areas. The Vivo S1 was limited to a 16MP camera and had a micro-USB port. To rectify these shortcomings, the company has now launched its successor – the Vivo S1Pro – with 48MP quad cameras and other new features.
The Vivo S1Pro has been available in Southeast Asian regions including the Philipines since November as the “S1 Pro.” Although the Indian variant comes without spacing in the name, it is identical in terms of specifications. It is powered by a Snapdragon 665 SoC and comes with 8GB of RAM. There’s 128GB of storage onboard which can be expanded by up to 256GB with a microSD card. The Vivo S1Pro features the same 6.38-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED panel with a U-shaped notch as its predecessor.
When it comes to diamond-shaped quad cameras on the back of the Vivo S1, the setup now includes a 48MP Samsung ISOCELL Bright GM1 sensor. While the 8MP wide-angle camera with a 108º wide field of view and the 2MP depth sensor from the S1 have been retained, there’s a new 2MP macro camera in the camera setup. On the front, the 32MP selfie camera remains unchanged.
The 4,500mAh battery and the 18W fast charging support remain the same but Vivo has updated the USB port to Type-C. Besides the black and the white colors of the Vivo S1Pro present in the Philipines, Vivo has also introduced a new blue color with the launch in India. The back panel, however, is still made of plastic when Vivo’s sister brand Realme is offering glass back panels for a much lower price.
In terms of software, the Vivo S1Pro runs the company’s custom Android skin – FuntouchOS v9.2 – based on Android 9 Pie. We can expect an Android 10 update to be available sometime in 2020.
Vivo S1Pro Specifications
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 mobile platform(11nm)
|RAM & Storage||
|Battery||4,500mAh, 18W charging support|
|Fingerprint Scanner||In-display scanner|
|Front Camera||32MP, f/2.0|
|Android Version||FuntouchOS 9.2 based on Android 9 Pie|
Price & Availability
Vivo S1Pro will be available in India starting tomorrow i.e. January 4, 2020, via online and offline channels. The 8GB/128GB variant is priced at ₹19,990 ($280). At present, there’s just one variant but we might see some more in the future.