The vivo S17e made a surprise debut on the company’s website today, without much fanfare. It is worth noting that the complete S17 lineup is still awaiting an official announcement. However, according to reports, the launch event for the S17 series is scheduled to take place exactly one week from now, on May 31st.
The new smartphone boasts a flagship-tier display, providing a high-quality visual experience. However, it is equipped with a mid-range Dimensity 7200 chipset, which may limit its overall performance compared to more powerful processors. The device features two cameras, although it is worth noting that only one of them can be utilized independently, potentially limiting the versatility of the camera system.
The front design of the vivo S17e places emphasis on its impressive 10-bit 6.78″ AMOLED display, offering a vibrant visual experience with a 1080p resolution and a smooth 120 Hz refresh rate. The screen is elegantly curved on the sides, complementing the overall aesthetic of the device. A fingerprint scanner is conveniently placed underneath the display for easy and secure unlocking. At the top of the screen, there is a small punch hole housing a 16 MP selfie camera, ensuring a minimalistic and immersive viewing experience.
On the rear, the vivo S17e features a primary 64 MP camera, delivering high-resolution and detailed photos. Alongside the main camera, there is a 2 MP auxiliary shooter specifically designed to enhance the background blur effect in portrait shots, adding a professional touch to the overall image composition.
The phone is equipped with a substantial 4,600 mAh battery, ensuring ample power to keep you connected throughout the day. The device also supports rapid 66W charging, leveraging the USB-C port located at the bottom for convenient and efficient charging. Running on top of Android 13, the vivo S17e operates with the user-friendly OriginOS 3 interface, providing a smooth and intuitive user experience. The phone supports both Wi-Fi 6 and 5G, enabling fast and reliable internet access for browsing, streaming, and downloading.
The phone is currently available for purchase with multiple memory configurations to choose from. The 8/128 GB variant is priced at $300, offering a balanced combination of storage and memory capacity. For those in need of more storage space, the 8/256 GB option is available for $325, providing additional room for multimedia files and apps. The 12/256 GB version is priced at $355, catering to users who require extensive storage and higher memory capacity.