Vivo S1 Prime

Popular smartphone company, Vivo has recently added yet another smartphone to their list of growing mobile handsets. The latest addition to their ever growing product line up, the Vivo S1 Prime, was given a quick and quiet launch in Myanmar. While it is very much similar to one of its predecessors- Vivo S1 Pro that was launched some months back, the official Vivo website suggests the S1 Prime to be a newer, rebranded version of the S1 Pro, with both having highly similar features with the exception of the S1 Prime being given a lower end camera set up that we will get to later in the article.

Launched in Myanmar at the price of MYR 389,800, it translates to around INR 21,700, it has two color variants- Jade Black and Nebula Blue. While both color options look equally flattering, this seems to be a standalone model with no other variant in terms of RAM and ROM.

It runs on the Snapdragon 665 SoC chipset, backed up by a 8 GB RAM and a 128 GB storage space. Coming to the software, it runs on the Android 9 Pie with Funtouch OS 9.2, not exactly the latest but offers a decent performance for the price range. The screen is a 6.38 inch Full HD+ (1,080 x 2,340 pixels) AMOLED display. The screen also features a notch up top for the front camera and there is a fingerprint scanner too. With the dimensions of 159.25 x 75.19 x 8.68 mm, it weighs a tad bit above 190 grams.

For the mobile’s uptime, the handset has a 4,500 mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging with its USB Type C charging port. The S1 Prime supports 4G LTE networks, dual band Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth 5.0.

Coming to the camera set up and specifications, the Vivo S1 Prime has a rear quad camera set up comprising of a 48 MP primary sensor with a f/1.8 lens, an 8 MP secondary ultra wide angle lens camera with a f/2.2 lens along with two other 2 MP sensors meant for depth sensing and macro photography with f/2.4 lenses. On the front is a 16 MP selfie camera with a f.2 lens.

Although the Vivo S1 Prime has been launched in Myanmar as a possible rebranding of the Vivo S1 Pro and is available for purchase there, it is still unclear if the device will make its way to the Indian market for Indian users. Also, one should consider the fact that the S1 Prime was launched in a quiet fashion without much attention. It remains to be seen if we can get our hands on the device as well.