Vivo S1 coming to India soon and will be big on design and camera, possible launch in August
Vivo is all set to introduce a new series in the country. It is the Vivo S series. The company has very recently launched the Vivo Z1 Pro in India for starting price of Rs 14,999. Now the company is gearing up to bring a new S series smartphone in India. It is the Vivo S1 that has been launched in some other markets previously. Now the Vivo S1 is coming to India and most likely it will be launching the country next month, i.e August. Vivo is yet to confirm the launch date of the Vivo S1 in India.
For the Vivo S1, the company has announced its brand association with Bollywood actor Sara Ali Khan. With the Vivo S1 the company is aiming to bring a smartphone that's big on design as camera. Commenting on the association Bollywood Icon Sara Ali Khan says, "I am pleased to associate with vivo for its upcoming S1 as part of their new 'S'-series. The smartphone's contemporary design and beautiful colour will surely become a trendsetter. For me, camera and design are the two most important aspects whenever I buy a smartphone. And the S1 is the perfect amalgamation of both these aspects. I am extremely excited to be associated with a brand that resonates with me."
Furthermore Nipun Marya, Director Brand Strategy, Vivo India says, "We at vivo have always kept the consumer at the center for all our decisions. Our association with sports activities or Bollywood superstars resonate with our commitment of being- trustworthy, committed to India and innovative. When we were first designing the S1, the first device from the all new S series, we were clear that we wanted to make a device that was both a style benchmark and packed in powerful features. And Sara was the perfect reflection of these aspects."
Outside India the Vivo S1 comes packed with an octa-core MediaTek Helio P65 processor and is paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. We expect that the company will launch the same international model in India. The international model of the Vivo S1 comes with a 6.38-inch full-HD+ Super AMOLED display that offer 1080x2340 pixels resolution. The smartphone includes a waterdrop notch that fits the selfie camera.
The Vivo S1 includes triple rear cameras and single sensor on the front. The phone includes a primary 16-megapixel primary sensor with an /f1.78 lens, secondary 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor and third is a 2-megapixel depth sensor. On the front the smartphone includes a 32-megapixel sensor with an f/2.0 lens. On the software front the Vivo S1 runs Android Pie with Funtouch OS 9 on top. The smartphone also includes an in-display fingerprint sensor, face unlock, massive 4500mAh battery, among other things.
As for the pricing the Vivo S1 is expected to be between Rs 17,000 - Rs 20,000 smartphone in the country. Vivo recently launched the Vivo S1 in Indonesia for IDR 35,99,000 that roughly translates to around Rs 17,800) and we believe Indonesia and India price will not vary much.