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.
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.