vivo's New S1 Smartphone Provides all the Features Without the Premium Price Tag

Singapore, 11th September 2019

A stylish design with high-end features including Super AMOLED display, in-display fingerprint sensor and a huge battery backup, promises the best value for money.

SINGAPORE, 15 AUGUST 2019vivo, a leading mobile technology company, has announced the launch of its innovative new S1 smartphone across Singapore on August 17. 

Customers can get their hands on the sleek device at just $399 (without contract) through any major operating telco - including M1, Singtel and StarHub - vivo's Lazada flagship store and authorized retailers island-wide. Available in Cosmic Purple and Aqua Blue, the new S1 runs on Android 9 with the latest FunTouch OS on top of its impressive feature list, making it the ideal smartphone for both tech-savvy and fashion-forward consumers. All sets will also come with a 2-year local warranty and a 1 time free screen replacement.

The device is set to turn heads with its stunning appearance, sporting a gradient finish that will appeal to more fashion-conscious consumers. In addition to the sleek finish, the S1 also features a 32MP selfie camera and features built to enhance the mobile gaming experience. 

"In addition to performance and functional aspects, Singaporean consumers are also looking to their smartphones as a means to better express themselves. With its large screen-to-body ratio and sleek design, the vivo S1 has been created to balance function and style, providing users with both a mobile device and an accessory," said Messi Liu HongBin (刘宏斌), CEO, Singapore, vivo.

A View Without Boundaries

Built with gamers and movie buffs in mind, vivo S1 flaunts a Halo FullView display that creates a 90% screen-to-body ratio. The 6.38-inch Super AMOLED Display with 19.5:9 aspect ratio provides a fantastic visual effect, providing an enhanced multimedia experience for all users. 

For mobile gamers, the S1 boasts an Ultra Game Mode and Multi-Turbo Engine. The Ultra Game mode gives users the ability to customize their gaming experience, giving them control on how notifications appear, how system resources are used, and other features to give gamers a smoother and more immersive experience. The Multi-Turbo engine are smart boosters for the software and hardware to specifically built to provide a better gaming experience - including reducing the FPS lag. 

The self-illuminating Super AMOLED display means users can also keep track of time and stay on top of important alerts with the Always On Display. Not only does it consume minimal power, but users can also add character to the phones by personalising the themes based on  individual style and preferences. 

Unlocking the Future

Helping bring the latest technology to the wider market, the S1 features in-display fingerprint scanning usually only available in smartphones with higher price points. The fingerprint sensor is built and concealed under the screen and can be customised with a variety of fun animation effects. The sensor allows users to unlock the device swiftly (under 0.42 Seconds) with just a single touch.

Capture the Best Moments of The World Around You

One of the main highlights of the vivo S1 is the AI Triple rear cameras. The phone houses a 16-megapixel Sony IMX499 Camera Sensor that supports photography with enhanced accuracy and precision; an 8-megapixel AI Super Wide-Angle Camera that expands your view to 120 degrees for greater snapshots of the world around you; and a 2-megapixel depth camera.

vivo phones are also known for capturing quality selfies - and the S1 is no exception. Packing a 32-megapixel front camera, the Ultra HD resolution allows you to snap that picture perfect moment with high clarity and precision. Combined with the AI Face Beauty function that provides custom beauty templates and multiple selfie modes like Selfie Frontlight, AR Stickers, and AI Filter, your album will quickly be filled with the best moments of yourself. 

A Long-Lasting and Ultra Smooth Experience

The S1 boasts a massive 4500mAh battery with Dual-Engine Fast Charging support, which means users can leave their power banks at home and focus on maximising their day. 

Running on a 12nm octa-core processor and clocking a speed of up to 2.0GHz, the smartphone is also equipped with 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM to support the fast and smooth performances of multiple apps and mobile games. 

vivo's AI has also made a leap forward with a more powerful Jovi that understands users' needs and desires better than ever before. Besides the dedicated Smart Button and Jovi Image Recogniser, S1 also features a more intuitive version of Google Assistant, customised for vivo customers. A single click of the Smart Button will bring up Google Assistant, and a double-press triggers Jovi Image Recogniser for access to almost a hundred mainstream e-commerce platforms to search through databases of over half a billion products.

Images and specs sheet of the vivo S1 can be downloaded HERE




About vivo 

vivo is a leading global technology company committed to creating trendsetting smart mobile innovations and services. vivo is devoted to forming a vibrant mobile internet ecosystem, and currently owns and operates an extensive network of research operations, with R&D centres in the U.S. (San Diego) and China (Dongguan, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Beijing and Hangzhou). These centres focus on the development of cutting-edge consumer technologies including 5G, AI, mobile photography and next-generation smartphone design. 

By the end of 2017, vivo had over two hundred million users enjoying its mobile products and services around the world. vivo is present in 18 markets globally and features offline retail stores in over 1,000 cities worldwide. 

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MediaTek   Helio P65







Operating   System

Funtouch   OS 9 (Based on Android 9.0)



159.53mm   x 75.23mm x 8.13mm



Fast   Charging






2340 x   1080 (FHD+)


Super   AMOLED

Touch   Screen

Capacitive   multi-touch

Biometric   Recognition

In-Display   Fingerprint Scanning Technology



Front:   32MP

Rear:   16MP x 8MP x 2MP 

Photography   Modes

PDAF,   HDR, AR Stickers, AI Face Beauty, Selfie Frontlight, AI Filter, Ultra HD, AI   Portrait Framing, AI Super Wide-Angle, Professional, Slow, Time-Lapse   Photography, Panorama, Live


USB   (USB2.0), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (Bluetooth 5.0), GPS, OTG, NFC, FM


Accelerometer,   Ambient Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor,E-Compass, Fingerprint Sensor,   Gyroscope

Items   in the box

S1,   Earpiece, Documentation, microUSB to USB Cable, USB Power Adaptor, SIM   Ejector, Protective Case, Protective Film (applied)