It’s a busy day for vivo. The company announced not only the X80 and the X80 Pro but also the mid-range S15e smartphone.
Arguably, the most intriguing aspect of the vivo S15e is the Exynos 1080 chipset built on a modern 5nm manufacturing process from Samsung. The handset also features a 6.44-inch AMOLED panel with FHD+ (1080 x 2404px) resolution supporting 90Hz refresh rate. The available memory options are three in total – 8GB/128GB, 8GB/256GB and 12GB/256GB.
The camera module on the back holds three cameras – pretty standard stuff. The main one is 50MP, f/1.8 joined by an 8MP, f/2.2 ultrawide and 2MP one for macro shots. The selfie on the front uses a 16MP camera with f/2.0 aperture.
A 4,700 mAh battery keeps the lights on with support for 66W fast charging. According to vivo, it should take no more than 18 minutes to charge the handset from flat to 50%.
vivo S15e in all available colors
Interestingly, the vivo S15e is launching with OriginOS based on Android 11, not Android 12. The starting price of the handset is CNY 1,999 ($305) while the two 256GB options ask CNY 2,299 ($350) and CNY 2,499 ($380). Pre-orders are open while actual sales will commence on April 30 and you have a choice between three options – Black, Blue and some sort of Rose Gold-like paint job.