Vivo S1 Officially Launched in Malaysia at RM1,099

Yesterday, Vivo Malaysia has officially launched its newest smartphone, the Vivo S1. I was invited to the event to witness the launch of their brand new smartphone which is the first unit of the S-Series carries the tagline "Unlock Your Style", targeted at young consumers who are energetic, stylish, and always keep up with the latest trends.

The Vivo S1 comes with a range of excellent features such as Screen Touch ID, a 32MP AI Selfie Camera, a 4500mAh big battery with Dual-Engine Fast Charging, an AI Triple Rear Camera and a stylish design with a choice of  Diamond Black and Skyline Blue colours.

The event took place at RUYI & LYN at Bangsar Shopping Centre

In terms of design, Vivo S1 comes with a Super Amoled Ultra All Screen screen with a screen size of 6.38 inch FHD+, a resolution of 1080 × 2340, an aspect ratio of 19.5:9, and a percentage of screen-to-body ratio of 90%.

The models showcasing the brand new Vivo S1

The Vivo S1 provides a more fun visual experience when watching videos or interacting on social media. The Vivo S1 high resolution screen is also equipped with the Screen Touch ID feature which not only makes it easy to authenticate users, but also more attractive with the latest design visualisation from Vivo.

According to Raymond Teoh, Vivo Product Specialist, the S on the Vivo S1 stands for style targeted at young consumers who are energetic, stylish, and always keep up with the latest trends
On the rear, the Vivo S1 uses a Nano-Ion coating technique to produce colour gradations with a stylish light reflection effect. The Vivo S1 is available in two colour choices, namely Diamond Black and Skyline Blue. Trendy colour choices that combine with the 2.5D design also make the Vivo S1 not only look attractive to accompany various activities, but also comfortable to be held.

Raymond Teoh, Vivo Product Specialist presenting an overview of the new Vivo S1

Key Specifications of Vivo S1:-

Screen Touch ID Fingerprint Sensor
32MP Selfie Camera
4,500mAh high capacity battery
Dual Engine Fast Charging
16MP+8MP+2MP AI Triple Camera
6.38 Full HD+ Super Amoled Ultra All Screen
Mediatek Helio P65 Octa Core processor
Diamond Black and Skyline Blue Colours
Funtouch OS 9 (based on Android 9.0 Pie)

Vivo S1's triple camera setup

The Vivo S1 comes with a 32MP AI Selfie Camera that is equipped with intelligent features such as AI Filter, AI Selfie Lighting, AR Stickers and AI Face Beauty, producing crystal clear images with high-resolution front camera. The Vivo S1 also provides more options for customising photos to be more optimal and expressive.

The rear side of the Vivo S1

On the rear, the Vivo S1 carries an AI Triple Rear Camera with a 16MP main camera, 8MP AI Super-Wide Angle Camera for wider photos up to 120 degrees, and 2MP Depth Sensor Camera for smooth portrait or bokeh results. Smart features can also be maximised by users such as AI Portrait Framing, Portrait Mode, and Professional Mode.

"The Vivo S1 carries the specifications that young consumers look for in choosing a smartphone, such as stylish design, smart cameras, clear visual experience with a wide screen and reliable performance. There also some popular features on the Vivo S1 such as the Ultra Game Mode and Screen Touch ID to make the mobile experience even more enjoyable,” added Mike Xu.

The front user interface of the Vivo S1

The Vivo S1 has 6GB of RAM and 128GB ROM which provides more memory space for storing videos, music and pictures.

To provide a powerful smartphone experience, the Vivo S1 has a 4,500mAh battery with Dual-Engine Fast Charging processor. A combination of processors that save power and high battery capacity makes the Vivo S1 perfect to actively support a variety of consumer activities for a longer time.

Vivo Star, Priscilla Abby, performing her latest Malay single, Peluru at the Vivo S1 launch

(L-R) Mike Xu, CEO of Vivo Malaysia presenting Vivo Ambassador, Priscilla Abby a certificate of appreciation

The Vivo S1 runs on the latest Funtouch OS 9 operating system based on Android 9.0 Pie, with Smart Button and AI Jovi features. The Vivo S1 also comes with Ultra Game Mode with Multi-Turbo and Competition Mode which helps the smartphone's performance become smoother when playing games and whilst saving battery life.

A group photo with the KOLs and social media influencers

The Vivo S1 is available for pre-orders from now till 26 July 2019 and available for sale on 27 July 2019 at all Vivo Concept Stores, collaboration partners, authorised dealers nationwide for RM1,099. The public may pay RM50 and get RM100 instant rebate when they pre-order their Vivo S1 at the Vivo Concept Stores. Pre-order buyers will enjoy an exclusive gift of a Vshare K1-Bluetooth Speaker.

Vivo Malaysia revealed the Vivo S1 retail price at RM1,099 and will be available for sale on 27 July 2019

For online platforms, the Vivo S1 is available for pre-order on Lazada, [] Shopee, Presto Mall and [] Vivo Store. Pre-order buyers who purchase online will also receive a mystery gift.

To find out more information, log on to Vivo Malaysia’s website and Facebook page

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