Last week, a vivo VP said to expect an announcement about the S18 series on December 4. Today is the day, and we have learned that the parade will officially begin on December 14. There will be three phones – the affordable S18e, the vanilla S18 with two cameras, and the vivo S18 Pro with the most impressive specs in the lineup.
vivo S18 Pro • S18 • S18e
Jia Jingdong, VP and GM of Brand and Product Strategy at Vivo, revealed that the Pro variant will have the Dimensity 9200+ chipset and a 50 MP camera with the Sony IMX920 sensor, also seen in the recently introduced flagship X100 smartphone.
vivo S18 promotional posters
The executive also said that the basic vivo S18 will have a Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 chipset, confirming previous rumors. Coming back to the S18 Pro, it also borrows its 50 MP ultra-wide camera from the X100 lineup, the telephoto camera has a 12 MP sensor and f/2.0 lens with 2x optical zoom, seen in the vivo X90s.
Jia has released some camera samples taken by the vivo S18 smartphone. Here are three samples, but keep in mind that they may have some artifacts from being posted on social media.
vivo S18 camera samples
The Vivo S18 Pro will have a 120 Hz screen, a 5,000 mAh battery in a slim body, and an in-house AI generator called BlueLM. We expect to know more about the series in the 10 days leading up to its launch.
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