In November last year, Vivo S5 was unveiled as the phone with the smallest punch-hole cutout at the time of its launch. The device featured a unique camera setup design on the rear, Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 SOC & more at a starting price of 2,698 Yuan. Today Vivo launched its successor, the Vivo S6 5G in China, and as the name suggests, it is a 5G device.
Like the Vivo X30 series of last year, the S6 5G is powered by the Exynos 980 5G SOC from Samsung.
VIVO S6 5G – DESIGN & SPECIFICATIONS
The design of the S6 5G is different from the S5 from both the front as well as the rear. On the front, there is a waterdrop notch instead of a punch-hole cutout for the selfie camera. On the rear, there is a circular camera setup instead of a diamond-shaped one. There are Quad cameras on the back. The 3.5mm headphone jack sits on top and the USB Type-C port on the bottom.
One of the reasons for a notch instead of a punch-hole is the AMOLED panel. Drilling a hole in an AMOLED panel is costly, and that’s why Vivo went for a notch instead. There is a 6.44-inch Full-HD+ display with 20:9 aspect ratio & HDR10 support. Under the hood, there is the Exynos 980 5G SOC that has an octa-core CPU & the Mali-G76 MP5 GPU.
The phone comes with 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128/256GB UFS 2.1 storage.
Talking about the cameras, the Vivo S6 5G packs a Quad camera setup on the rear that includes a primary 48 Megapixel camera with f/1.79 aperture lens, a secondary 8 Megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, a third 2 Megapixel Macro camera and a fourth 2 Megapixel depth sensor.
While Vivo hasn’t mentioned the sensor on its website, it is definitely the Sony IMX586 since the same sensor was there on the S5. On the front, there is a 32 Megapixel camera.
The phone comes with a 4,500mAh battery and 18W fast charging. Android 10 runs out of the box with FunTouch OS 10 on top.
VIVO S6 5G – PRICING & AVAILABILITY
The S6 5G comes in three colours – Black, Blue & White. Here is the pricing for China –
- 8GB + 128GB – 2,698 Yuan ($381)
- 8GB + 256GB – 2,998 Yuan ($423)
It is interesting that the pricing remains the same as the Vivo S5 of last year. The phone will go on sale starting April 4th in China, and the pre-orders have begun already.
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