Vivo introduced the S-series last year, targeting the mid-range segment, with the S1 being the first smartphone in the lineup. Today, we have its latest offering in this series, the S6, which just got announced in China. From what it seems, the USP of the device appears to be 5G connectivity that is now coming to the mid-range smartphones, similar to what we saw with the Nokia 8.3, the Mi 10 Lite, and the Honor 30S. Let’s look at some of the other details of the device.
Vivo S6 5G: Design and Display
In terms of design, the S6 comes with a 3D curved back on the rear, which the company suggests, is made of a lightweight and thin nano-fiber polymer. The device has quad cameras on the rear, held up in a circular camera arrangement. Towards the front, there is a 6.44-inch Super AMOLED display with a 2.5D curved glass on top. The display offers a 20:9 aspect ratio and FHD+ resolution, and it features a waterdrop-style notch on top for the front camera.
Vivo S6 5G: Performance
At its core, the Vivo S6 5G runs on Samsung’s Exynos 980 SoC (with Mali-G76 MP5 GPU), similar to the X30 and X30 Pro from last year. The Exynos 980 is an octa-core chipset clocked at 2.2GHz and built on the 8nm process. Besides, the device comes with 8GB of RAM (LPDDR4X) and 128GB / 256GB of onboard storage. To power the internals, it includes a 4500mAh with support for 18W fast charging.
As for other specifications, the S6 supports 5G SA/ NSA, dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac, and Bluetooth 5.1, for connectivity. And, it has an in-display fingerprint sensor for authentication, along with a 3.5mm audio jack and USB Type-C. On the software front, the handset runs on FuntouchOS 10, based on Android 10.
Vivo S6 5G: Camera
For optics, the S6 sports quad cameras on the rear with an LED flash. The setup includes a 48MP primary sensor with f/1.79 aperture accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.25 aperture and 112° FoV, a 2MP macro lens with f/2.4 aperture, and a 2MP depth sensor. Upfront, the phone has a 32MP camera with an f/2.08 aperture.
Vivo S6 5G: Pricing and Availability
The Vivo S6 comes in two configurations: 8GB + 128GB and 8GB + 256GB, priced at CNY 2698 (~ USD 380) and CNY 2998 (~ USD 422), respectively. It is already up for pre-order and will go on sale in China starting April 3.