24 January 2022
Vivo has debuted its new S12 series of phones featuring two models: Vivo S12 and Vivo S12 Pro. The two phones share the majority of the specifications and features. Both are powered by MediaTek Dimensity processors, triple rear cameras, dual selfie cameras, and dual-LED selfie flash among other things.
The Vivo S12 Pro sports a 6.56-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 240Hz touch sampling rate. It has HDR10+ certification and a peak brightness of 1300 nits. The panel has a wider notch as it houses dual selfie cameras. These include a 50-megapixel primary sensor with f/2.0 aperture and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with f/2.3 aperture.
Under the hood, it features a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 processor coupled with 8GB and 12GB of RAM. The onboard storage is 256GB on both configuration variants. The triple rear camera setup features a 108-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.9 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, and a 2-megapixel macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture. The whole package is powered by a 4,300mAh battery with 44W fast charging.
The phone will boot OriginOS Ocean based on Android 11 out of the box. Other features include a USB Type-C port, NFC, and in-display fingerprint scanner. It will be sold in Gold, Blue, and Black color options.
Vivo S12 Pro Pricing:
- 8GB/256GB for CNY 3,399 (about $533)
- 12GB/256GB for CNY 3,699 (about $580)
As for the Vivo S12, you will get a relatively smaller 6.44-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display. The panel supports a 90Hz refresh rate and HDR10+ but the touch sampling rate has been limited to 180Hz. The choice of processor is MediaTek Dimensity 1100 and configuration options are the same as the Pro variant.
The phone has an unchanged triple rear camera setup but on the front, it has a 44-megapixel wide camera with f/2.0 aperture and an 8-megapixel wide-angle sensor with f/2.3 aperture. There is a 4,200mAh battery to keep the lights on and is supported by 44W fast charging. The color options are the same i.e. Blue, Gold, and Black.
Vivo S12 Pricing:
- 8GB/256GB for CNY 2,799 (about $440)
- 12GB/256GB for CN 2,999 (about $471)