Vivo S1 Update Brings Fingerprint and Camera Improvements, Now Rolling Out in India

Vivo S1 incremental update fixes some bugs in the original software

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Vivo S1 Update Brings Fingerprint and Camera Improvements, Now Rolling Out in India

New update hits the Vivo S1 in India

  • Vivo S1 is getting a new software update in India
  • The update size is around 353.37MB
  • The update is being rolled out over-the-air

Vivo S1, the Chinese brand's current style-conscious smartphone, is getting a new software update in India. The phone recently launched at a starting price of Rs. 17,990 and the latest update is said to bring improved network performance, better camera functions, improved fingerprint recognition speed, and more. The software appears to be rolling out in India right now, as our review unit immediately picked it up. Like most updates, it's probably being rolled out in batches so you might have to wait your turn if you haven't already received it.

The Vivo S1 (Review) update changes the firmware version to 1.6.17 from the previous 1.6.13. The update is rolling out to smartphones over-the-air, and the download size is about 353.37MB. Judging by the size of the update and changelog, it seems to be an incremental update only. Regarding the fingerprint recognition, Vivo claims it hass optimised the fingerprint recognition logic so the time taken to authenticate your fingerprint should be shorter. It also claims to have fixed abnormal power consumption caused by some third-party applications (although it doesn't specify any names). It also claims to have improved compatibility with Wi-Fi networks and “improved camera functions for better photo and video shooting experience.”


Vivo S1 price in India

To recall, the Vivo S1 was launched in India earlier this month, and is already on sale in the country. The 4GB RAM/ 128GB storage variant is the only one available right now, priced at Rs. 17,990, while the 6GB/ 64GB and 6GB/ 128GB models will go on sale at a later date, priced at Rs. 18,990 and Rs. 19,990 respectively.


Vivo S1 specifications

The Vivo S1 packs a 6.38-inch full-HD+ (1080x2340 pixels) Super AMOLED display. The phone is powered by the MediaTek Helio P65 MT6768 SoC paired with, up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of onboard storage. There is also an in-display sensor for authentication. The phone offers a lot of camera features such as Live photo, AI super wide-angle, portrait mode, AR Stickers, and AI Face Beauty among others. The Vivo S1 comes equipped with a 4,500mAh battery, while connectivity options include Wi-Fi 2.4G + 5G, Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, and Micro-USB with USB OTG support.


  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Good battery life
  • Quick in-display fingerprint scanner
  • Bundled 18W fast charger
  • Bad
  • Average CPU performance
  • Cameras could’ve been better
  • Micro-USB port
Display 6.38-inch
Processor MediaTek Helio P65 (MT6768)
Front Camera 32-megapixel
Rear Camera 16-megapixel + 8-megapixel + 5-megapixel
Storage 128GB
Battery Capacity 4500mAh
OS Android Pie
Resolution 1080x2340 pixels

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Roydon Cerejo Roydon Cerejo writes about smartphones and laptops for Gadgets 360, out of Mumbai. He is the Deputy Editor (Reviews) at Gadgets 360. He has frequently written about the smartphone and PC industry and also has an interest in photography. With over a decade of experience covering the consumer technology space, he is also an avid sci-fi movie and TV show geek and is always up for good horror flick. Roydon is available at, so please send in your leads and tips. More
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