After a series of leaks and rumors, Vivo has officially announced the S17 series in China. The lineup consists of three new devices: Vivo S17, S17t, and S17 Pro. The former two are almost identical in most of the areas, except chipsets. We will talk about this in a separate story. In this article, we will go walk you through the Vivo S17 Pro’s specifications and features.
Vivo S17 Pro Overview:
Design and Display
At first glance, the Vivo S17 Pro doesn’t look that different from its predecessor, the Vivo S16 Pro. However, there is a minor design change compared to its predecessor. The third camera is a bit smaller this time around. And surprisingly, the device does not come with the company’s signature feature, a color-changing back.
But it is now available in a new blue color that mimics the sea and stars. According to Vivo, this variant features the industry’s first “particle ink” technology, which combines classical painting with modern technology to create a unique aesthetic. Except this, you can get it in two other shades, namely Ice White Jade, and Black. The phone’s front and back are still made of curved glass. The S17 Pro is also quite slim and thick measuring only 7.46mm and weighing 188g.
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The Vivo S17 Pro has a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2800 x 1260 pixels and a 120Hz refresh rate. The display has a high contrast ratio of 8,000,000:1 and can reach a peak brightness of 1300 nits. It also supports 2160Hz PWM dimming for a more comfortable viewing experience. On top of this, the smartphone also has a hardware-level low-blue filter that can reduce harmful light by up to 6.5%.
Furthermore, powering the smartphone is a MediaTek Dimensity 8200 SoC. The chipset has an octa-core configuration with one Cortex-A78 ( @3.1 GHz), three Cortex-A78 (@3.0 GHz), and four Cortex-A55 ( 2.0 GHz). For instance, the Vivo S16 Pro also has the same chipset.
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Vivo has paired it with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage. On the software front, it boots OriginOS 3.0 based on Android 13.
At the rear, the smartphone features an array of triple camera setups. The main sensor is a 50MP Sony IMX766V lens which is paired with an 8MP Sony IMX355 ultra-wide unit. These two lenses are similar to the Vivo S16 Pro. But the company has replaced the useless 2MP macro lens on its predecessor with something useful.
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Specifically, the phone comes with a 12MP IMX663 telephoto shooter that allows you to shoot 2x portrait shots. These cameras are paired with a regular dual-tone LED flashlight and a soft light. Likewise, for selfies, the Vivo S17 Pro comes with a 50MP Samsung JN1 sensor. The camera supports autofocus and it is paired with two LED flagships on either side.
Connectivity and Battery
The Vivo S17 Pro has a variety of connectivity options, including dual SIM, 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, GNSS, NFC, and USB 2.0 (Type-C). It also has an in-screen fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication. The phone is powered by a 4,600mAh battery with support for 80W fast charging. As per Vivo, the smartphone can charge up to 70% in just 30 minutes.
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Vivo S17 Pro Price and Availability
As for the price, the Vivo S17 Pro is priced at ¥3,099 (~$435) for the 8/256GB variant. The higher 12/256GB and 12/512GB configurations are priced at ¥3,299 (~$465) and ¥3,499 (~$490), respectively. The smartphone will be available in either Mountain Sea Green, Ice White Jade, and Black color options. It will be available for purchase in China from June 8.