The Vivo S18 series is confirmed to launch in China soon, succeeding the Vivo S17 series, which was unveiled in May this year. The upcoming series will include three models: the base Vivo S18, Vivo S18 Pro and the Vivo S18e. The company has now confirmed the launch date of the smartphones and further teased some key specifications of the models. Meanwhile, in addition to the handsets, the Vivo TWS 3e earbuds will also be introduced.
Vivo has announced that the Vivo S18, Vivo S18 Pro, and Vivo S18e will be launched in China on December 14 at 7:00 PM local time (4:30 PM IST). The company also confirmed that the Vivo TWS 3e earbuds will also be launched at the same event. These earphones will succeed the Vivo TWS 2e, which was launched 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 can be seen in Black, Jade and Porcelain color options. The models' triple rear camera units are positioned in the top left corner of the rear panel on a slightly raised rectangular camera module. The Vivo S18e, on the other hand, is seen with dual rear cameras alongside what appears to be dual ring-like LED units housed in a circular camera module. All phones feature center-aligned punch-holes at the top of the screen to hold the front camera sensors.
According to the teaser page, the Vivo S18 Pro is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 9200+ SoC. Meanwhile, the base Vivo S18 is confirmed to have a Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 chipset and pack a 5,000mAh “ultra-thin ocean battery” (translated from Chinese). The Vivo S18e is confirmed to be backed by a 4,800mAh battery with 80W fast wired charging support. The Vivo S18e model is also said to be 7.9mm thick and available in Black, Gray and Purple color options .
The Vivo S18 Pro will also be equipped with a Sony 50-megapixel VCS bionic IMX920 primary sensor with optical image stabilization (OIS) support, similar to the one in the Vivo X100, Vivo China President Jia Jingdong confirmed. The other two cameras in the triple rear camera setup include a 50-megapixel Samsung JN1 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 dual flash.
Although the teaser page doesn't mention it; the senior executive adds that the Vivo S18 and Vivo S18 Pro will also be available in a Huaxia Red color variant. The phones are also confirmed to have curved OLED displays with up to 120Hz refresh rate. The company has not revealed any details about the Vivo TWS 3e earphones. In the teaser, the earbuds are seen in two color options: black and white.