Vivo S1 is a mid-range smartphone with an under-display fingerprint scanner

Vivo has been on and on in the mid-range category so far this year and the story continues with the release of the Vivo S1. Joining the list of smartphones with an under-display fingerprint scanner in the mid-range category, the smartphone packs some decent specs to follow. This same smartphone was released as the Vivo Y7s in China so keep in mind that they are the same.

Key Specs and Features

  • 6.38-inch, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution
  • Octa-core MediaTek Helio P65 processor and Mali-G52 MC2 GPU
  • 128GB built-in storage space and 4G/6GB RAM
  • Triple 16MP + 8MP + 2MP rear camera and a 32MP front camera
  • 4G LTE
  • Fingerprint scanner (in-display)
  • 4, 500mAh non-removable Li-Po battery
Vivo S1

As the screen comes on, you can immediately see the nice contrasts and deep blacks that the AMOLED screen brings. The 6.38-inch screen is packed with a 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution and an always-on display. It has a small-sized dewdrop notch though which has been shrunk to accommodate more screen space.

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Furthermore, the Vivo S1 is well equipped to take some pretty nice pictures featuring a triple rear camera and a solid 32MP front snapper, The rear setup comprises of a 16MP primary cam with an f/1.8 aperture, 8MP ultra-wide cam and a 2MP depth sensor. Elsewhere on the spec sheet, it has a 4, 500mAh battery with 18W fast charge for a quicker refill but through a rather archaic MicroUSB port.

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Things are not very impressive on the chipset end as you only have a MediaTek Helio P65 processor to work with and a Mali-G52 MC2 GPU for the graphics part. Moreso, you can either choose between 4GB or 6GB RAM size but you only have 128GB storage space in each case. The smartphone goes for NGN91, 000 / UGX926, 000/ KSh26, 000 for the 4GB RAM variant and for 6GB RAM you will pay around NGN102, 000/ KSh29,000/ UGX1m.


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