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Vivo S Series – Vivo S9, S1 PRO, Vivo S7t – Specs, Price, Launch

In this article let’s check out the latest Vivo S series phones launched in India or are going to launch soon. The new Vivo S7T is the upcoming phone from the brand that will launch in February 2021 in India.

Vivo has launched the S1 Pro in India last year and it was one of the best-selling phones (online) from the brand.

Vivo S9 5G

On 4th March 2021 Vivo S9, 5G smartphone was launched in China.

The new phone looks similar to the predecessor Vivo S7 but there is a major difference in Specs for both devices.

Vivo S9 5G

Powering the phone is a flagship MediaTek Dimensity 1100 octa-core processor which is fabricated on a 6nm chipset and for enjoying gaming it comes along with an ARM Mali-G77 GPU.

The Vivo S9 5G offers an FHD+(2400*1080)pixels resolution along with a 6.44 inch AMOLED wide notch display including a 90Hz  refresh rate for a smooth touch experience.

It is available in China in the following variants:

  • 8GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage at CNY 2,999(roughly Rs 33,700).
  • 12GB RAM and 256GB onboard storage at CNY 3,299(roughly Rs 37,100).

But, it does not have expandable storage support.

The Vivo S9 5G operates on an OriginOS 1.0 based on the latest Android 11.

For your clear and bright pics, it has a Triple camera setup at the rear carrying a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultrawide angle lens, and a 2MP depth sensor.

At the front, we got a dual-camera setup including a 44MP main camera and 8MP supporting camera.

Furthermore, It comes with an In-display fingerprint sensor and face recognition support for unlocking the device.

Lastly, the Vivo S9 5G is fueled with a 4000mAH battery capacity and it also supports 33Watts fast charging.

We can expect that the Vivo S9 5G will come to India in the last week of March or in April.

Vivo S7T – Upcoming Vivo S Series Phone

Some reports suggest that Vivo is all set to expand its S-series, launched last year(Aug 2020) with the new Vivo S7T. According to some leaks, the upcoming phone has some similar features as Vivo S7.

Vivo S7t

Let’s have a look at its expected features

The Vivo S7t offers a 6.44 inch AMOLED display with Full HD+ (2400*1080)pixels resolution also has an aspect ratio of 20:9 and 409ppi pixel density,

Powering the S7t handset will be the MediaTek Dimensity 820 5G processor fabricated on a 7nm chipset along with Mali-G57 GPU.

It may come in 2 storage variants:

  • 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
  • 8GB RAM and 256GB internal storage.

Furthermore, it does not offer expandable storage support.

The device operates on FuntouchOS 11 based on Android 11.

For the photography, it comes with an amazing triple rear camera setup including 64MP standard camera, 8MP ultra-wide camera, and a 2MP depth camera that will support up to 4K video shooting support and some other features like HDR, Panorama.

Additionally, It comes with a dual front camera setup including a 44MP main camera and 2MP ultra-wide lens that captures your high clarity selfies.

Furthermore, It has an in-display fingerprint sensor and a face unlock support for that.

Lastly, it may pack with a 4000mAH non-removable battery along with 33 Watts fast charging support.

The expected launch date of the upcoming Vivo S7t is late Feb or early March 2021.

The above specs of this upcoming Vivo S7t are based on some leaks and expectation so, we can not gurantee that this information is 100% correct, But when the brand will confirmed all the specs then we will update this article.

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Also, Check out the new Vivo X Series Smartphones.

Vivo S1 PRO – India Launch, Price, Specs, Features, and Buying Advice

Let’s Check out all the details of Vivo S Series phones – Vivo S1 PRO and the Vivo S1. 

Vivo S1 Pro is the 2nd mobile (first was Vivo S1) in the S series that the company is launching in India on 4th January 2020.

Notably, the Vivo S1 Pro comes with almost similar specs as the Vivo S1.


Key Specs and Features

The Vivo S1 Pro comes with a 6.38 inch Super AMOLED FHD+ (1080*2340) pixels display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio.

For imaging, it has Quad-Rear cameras with 48 MP (Sony IMX 586) sensor f/1.8 aperture lens and an ultra-wide 8 MP camera. Additionally, we have a 2 MP depth sensor and a 2 MP macro lens.

For Selfies, there is a 32 MP camera present in the tiny notch.

Powering the device is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665 Octa-Core processor and there is Adreno 610 GPU for gaming.

Notably, the SD 665 offers almost similar performance as the Helio P65 used in the Vivo S1.

Further, it comes with an 8 GB Ram and has 128 GB internal storage.

The phone runs on Android Pie 9.0 along with the Funtouch Os 9.2.

You will not have any issues with battery life on this device as it is fuelled by a massive 4500 mAH capacity battery.

Also, Vivo is bundling an 18 Watts Fast Charger with a Dual engine to ensure it charges quickly.

Other top features are the presence of a USB Type C port, an in-display fingerprint scanner and expandable storage upto 256 GB. The phone weighs 188 grams and has 8.7 mm thickness.

Should You Buy the Vivo S1 Pro?

Vivo S1 Pro is not too different from the Vivo S1. Almost similar cameras, design, display and performance, battery life.

Vivo already has Z1 Pro and Vivo S1 in the 16k-19k price range. The S1 Pro is going to launch for 18k-20k.

Notably, the Z1 Pro (SD 712) offers much better performance than the S1 Pro and even with less ram offer better gaming and multi-tasking experience.

You are not getting much performance boost from the 8 GB Ram on the S1, it will be better to go for the Z1 Pro if gaming is on your mind.

The camera and performance is slightly better on the S1 Pro in comparison to S1 but not significantly.

Even if you are buying the Vivo S1, you are not missing much. Share your thoughts or Queries in the comments below.

Vivo S1 Pro ( PRO’s)

Vivo S1 Pro ( CON’s)

Quad Cameras and 32 MP Selfie Camera

Average Processor

FHD+ Super AMOLED Display

Not Suitable for Gaming at this Price

8 GB RAM and 128 GB Storage

4500 mAH Battery, Fast Charging

Vivo S1 Offers a Massive 4500 mAH Battery and Fast Performance (Helio P65 Processor)

Vivo has launched the first S-Series mobile Vivo S1 in India on 7th August 2019 for a starting price of Rs. 17,999.

Vivo is keen to hold on to its 11% market share in India, amidst swift competition from Samsung, Oppo, Realme, and Xiaomi.

Notably, the brand has launched several new mobiles in the budget segment in the Y-Series and also launched the online-only Vivo Z1 Pro recently.


Vivo S1 Price in India and Variants

The Vivo S1 is launched in 3 models in India and the base version comes with large 128 GB storage. Also, the Vivo S1 has launched in Pakistan already and listed on the official website.

  • 4 GB Ram and 128 GB internal Storage – 17,990 (Revised Price – Rs. 15,990
  • 6 GB Ram and 64 GB internal Storage – 18,990 (Revised Price – Rs. 17,990)
  • 6 GB Ram and 128 GB internal Storage – 19,990 (Revised Price – Rs. 18,990)

Oddly, there is no Vivo S1 with 4 GB ram and 64 GB storage launched in India. The lower ram storage variant could have kept the entry price low.

You can buy the Vivo S1 from 14th August on Amazon.in and it will shortly go on sale in local retail stores as well as retail chains such as Reliance Digital, Croma, Sangeetha Mobile, Big C, Poorvika.

Offers and Discounts on Vivo S1

HDFC Bank is offering 7.5% cashback on the purchase of Vivo S1 using HDFC debit or credit card with EMI option. There is an assured cashback on Paytm transactions done through retail and there is an offer of 10% additional value in insta-cash on exchanging your old phone.

Buy Vivo S1 From Amazon India

The Vivo S1 goes head-on against the Realme X, Oppo K3 and the Redmi K20, launched recently in India.

Highlight Features – Vivo S1

  1. 6.38 inch Super AMOLED FHD+ Display
  2. MediaTek Helio P65 Octa-Core processor
  3. 6/8 DDR4 GB RAM
  4. In-display Fingerprint Scanner
  5. Triple Rear Cameras
  6. 32 MP Selfie Camera
  7. Huge 4500 mAH Capacity battery

Detailed Specifications – Vivo S1

Based on the specs, the Vivo S1 is looking loaded and ready to take on rivals.

There is a sudden strategy change by the brand. They have become aggressive with specs and features in the mid-range segment.

Design and Display

The Vivo S1 comes with a polycarbonate build and has a waterdrop notch at the top of the display. It misses on the voguish pop-up selfie camera.

The mobile comes with a gorgeous 6.38 inch Super AMOLED panel with Full HD+ (2340*1080) pixels resolution. It is not clear if Vivo is using Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

It measures 8.1 mm in thickness and weighs 179 grams.


For selfies, there is a 32 Megapixel front camera with f/2.0 aperture lens and AI support for portrait mode.

At the back, it has got AI Triple rear camera setup with 16MP+8MP+2MP lens. Further, the camera offers HDR Support, portrait mode, AR stickers, and wide-angle mode.

The primary 16 MP has an f/1.7 aperture (good for low light photos) while the 8 MP lens comes with f/2.2 aperture.


Powering the device is the latest MediaTek Helio P65 Octa-Core Processor with a clock speed of 2.0 GHz.

Also, there is Arm Mali-G52 2EEMC2 GPU to take care of gaming needs. The Vivo S1 is one of the first mobiles to come with the Helio P65 Processor.

The MediaTek Helio P65 (Vivo S1) scores 147,067 on the Antutu benchmark, which is slower in comparison to the Snapdragon 675 and the Snapdragon 710.

Aforementioned, we have either 4/6 GB DDR4 Ram.

Other Features

It runs on the latest Funtouch OS 9.0 from Vivo and has the Android 9.0.

Another highlight feature is the presence of 4500 mAH capacity battery which comes with Dual Engine Charging support. It will come with an 18 Watts Charger similar to the Z1 Pro.

Also, it has an in-display fingerprint scanner and face-unlock support.

Lastly, it comes with standard connectivity options like Bluetooth, WIFI, Dual VOLTE, and Micro-USB Port.

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Vivo S1 Vs Competition (Redmi Note 7 Pro, Realme X and Vivo Z1 Pro)

Which is better Vivo S1 or Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro?

It is clear that Vivo S1 is a better option as it comes with Super AMOLED display, has better design, better triple cameras and 32 MP front selfie camera. Also, there is higher battery capacity 4500 mAH with fast charging support and it comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner.

On the other hand, the Redmi Note 7 Pro comes with IPS LCD display, has 4000 mAH battery and rear fingerprint scanner. However, the Snapdragon 675 is faster than the Helio P65 used in the Vivo S1.

You are also getting 128 GB storage (Vs 64 GB on RN7 Pro) if you are buying the base version of the Vivo S1.

Which is Better Vivo S1 or Vivo Z1 Pro? 

The Vivo Z1 Pro has a better processor, Qualcomm Snapdragon 712, has a bigger 5000 mAH Battery capacity and comes with a hole punch display which looks better than the waterdrop display on the Vivo S1 Pro.

The cameras and OS are the same on both the phones.

The real advantage of Vivo S1 is the undeniably better Super AMOLED panel. If you want a better display panel get the Vivo S1 and if gaming is your priority the Z1 Pro is a better deal for you.

The Better Choice – Vivo S1 or the Realme X?

The Realme X comes with a slightly more powerful processor – Snapdragon 712 which is better for gaming. Also, another plus for the Realme X is the Full View display without a notch, instead it has a pop-up selfie camera. The primary rear camera with 48 MP lens is also better on the Realme X.

Both mobiles run on the latest Android Pie Os and have Super AMOLED panel.

On the other hand, the Vivo S1 comes with a larger 4500 mAH battery (Realme X offers 3750 mAH), and there are triple rear cameras on the Vivo S1. Also, the front selfie camera has 32 MP resolution.

It is a tough choice but if you ask me, I will pick up the Realme X.

Vivo S1 Pro, Launch Price and Details

There were some early rumors that Vivo will launch the Vivo S1 Pro along with the Vivo S1. But these rumors are false and the company has not launched the Vivo S1 Pro model.

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Kanuj Sharmahttps://candytech.in/
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