Vivo S5 goes official

After weeks of leaks and teasers, Vivo S5 has finally unveiled at an event in Beijing, China. This is the new smartphone from the brand’s style-centric ‘S’ series. The new phone is a successor to the Vivo S1, which had its debut back in July. So in a span of four months, Vivo has leaped straight to S5. Let’s see what it brings on board to justify the upgrade.

Vivo S5 highlights

First things first, the phone has a visual novelty to it. To the front, you get a 6.44-inch 20:9 Super AMOLED display with a screen-to-body ratio of 91.38% and 2400×1080 pixel resolution. There is an in-display fingerprint reader as well.

Vivo S5 goes official

At the back, the phone’s quad cameras are bedecked in a neoteric diamond formation. The sensors are a primary 48MP shooter coupled with 8MP ultrawide, 5MP depth, and 2MP macro unit.

The selfie snapper is a 32MP sensor that sports a super beauty algorithm and a poster correction feature.

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Vivo S5 goes official

The internals also sees a bump. It ships with a Snapdragon 712 chipset, paired with 8gigs of RAM and 128GB or 256GB of storage space. This is further expandable via a microSD card. The software is Android Pie-based Funtouch OS 9.2. A 4100mAh battery keeps the phone alive and is aided by 22.5W fast charging support.

Rest, it also features WiFi, VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, and USB Type-C port support.

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Vivo S5 Pricing and Availability

It comes out in Icelandic Blue, Phantom Blue and Star Black colors. Chinese pricing is as follows:

  • 8GB+128GB – CNY 2,698 (around Rs. 27,665)
  • 8GB+256GB – CNY 2998 (around Rs 30,720)

Currently, there’s no word on the Indian availability or pricing. However, we expect it to launch in India since the predecessor had made its way across the border.

Vivo S5 vs Vivo S1 Specs

Phone Vivo S5 Vivo S1
Display 6.44-inch,Full HD+, Super AMOLED 6.38-inch, Full HD+, Super AMOLED
Chipset Snapdragon 712 MediaTek Helio P65
Storage 128/256GB 128GB
Rear Camera 48MP+ 8MP ultrawide+ 5MP depth+ 2MP macro unit 16MP +  8MP wide-angle + 2MP depth
Front Camera 32MP 32MP
Battery 4100mAh with 22.5W fast charging support 4500mAh with 18W fast charging support
Price · 8GB+128GB – CNY 2,698 (around Rs. 27,665)

· 8GB+256GB – CNY 2998 (around Rs 30,720)

Roughly Rs. 17,700



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