Vivo S18 series is confirmed to launch in China soon as the successor to the Vivo S17 lineup that was unveiled in May this year. The upcoming series will consist of three models – the base Vivo S18, Vivo S18 Pro and Vivo S18e. The company has now confirmed the launch date of the smartphones and further teased some key specifications of the models. Meanwhile, Vivo TWS 3e earbuds will also be offered with the handset.
Vivo has announced That Vivo S18, Vivo S18 Pro and Vivo S18e will be launched in China on December 14 at 7 PM local time (4:30 PM IST). The company also confirmed that Vivo TWS 3e earbuds will also launch at the same event. These earphones will succeed the Vivo TWS 2e, which was introduced in May 2021. With this announcement, the company has also revealed the design, color options and some key specifications of the upcoming products.
The Vivo S18 and S18 Pro models are seen in Black, Jade and Porcelain color options. The models’ triple rear camera units are housed on a slightly raised rectangular camera module in the top left corner of the back panel. The Vivo S18e, on the other hand, is seen with dual rear cameras, paired with dual ring-like LED units housed within a circular camera module. All the phones are seen with a center-aligned hole-punch slot at the top of the display to house the front camera sensor.
According to the teaser page, the Vivo S18 Pro will be powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 9200+ SoC. Meanwhile, the base Vivo S18 is confirmed to have a Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 chipset and a 5,000mAh “ultra-thin Ocean Battery” (translated from Chinese). The Vivo S18e is confirmed to pack a 4,800mAh battery with support for 80W wired fast charging. The Vivo S18e model is also said to have a thickness of 7.9 mm and will be available in Black, Grey, and Purple colors.
The Vivo S18 Pro will also be equipped with a Sony 50-megapixel VCS Bionic IMX920 primary sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS) support, as found on the Vivo X100, Vivo China President Jia Jingdong Confirmed, The other two cameras in the triple rear camera unit will include a 50-megapixel Samsung ZN1 sensor with an ultra-wide lens and a 12-megapixel Sony IMX663 portrait camera. The phone will also have a 50-megapixel front camera sensor with a dual flash unit.
Although it is not listed on the teaser page; The senior executive says that the Vivo S18 and Vivo S18 Pro will also be available in Huaxia Red color variant. The phone is also confirmed to have a curved OLED display with a refresh rate of up to 120Hz. The company has not provided any details regarding the Vivo TWS 3e earphones. In the teaser, the earbuds are seen in two color options – black and white.