Vivo S1 was launched in India on Thursday with a starting price of Rs. 17,990. Vivo's latest smartphone packs triple rear cameras, an in-display fingerprint sensor, and an eye-catching design. The Vivo S1 is now available from authorised retail stores with some cashback offers and banking discounts in tow, just as the company had promised at the launch event. Just to be clear, only the base 4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant of the Vivo S1 is up for grabs from brick-and-mortar stores of partner chains across India. Online availability of this variant and general sale of other Vivo S1 models is at a later date.
The 4GB RAM + 128GB storage variant of the Vivo S1 is priced at Rs. 17,990 and can now be purchased from Reliance Digital, Poorvika, Big C, Lot, Sangeetha, Croma, and Vijay Sales stores in India. The phone comes with a host of launch offers such as 7.5 percent cashback on HDFC Bank debit and credit card EMI transactions, and benefits worth Rs. 10,000 for Jio subscribers. There is also an assured Paytm cashback when using Paytm for purchasing the Vivo S1 from retail outlets, and an additional 10 percent exchange value on Instacash. The 4GB RAM variant will go on sale online beginning August 14 in the country, while the 6GB RAM variants will be available later this month.
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's imaging hardware includes a 16-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.78 lens, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor with an f/2.2 wide-angle lens, and a 2-megapixel sensor with an f/2.4 lens at the back. Selfies are handled by a 32-megapixel selfie camera sensor with an f/2.0 lens.
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.