Vivo has officially introduced the S17e model, making a big surprise

In a surprising turn of events, Chinese smartphone giant Vivo has unveiled the first member of its new S17 series, the S17e, ahead of its usual full-series launch.

Vivo has officially introduced the S17e model, making a big surprise

In a move that caught the tech world off guard, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo recently revealed the first device in its S17 series, the S17e. This unveiling was unexpected as Vivo typically introduces the whole S-series together in its home market. That being said, let's dive into the features and specifications of this new mid-tier smartphone.

The Vivo S17e succeeds the S16e and bears several resemblances to the Vivo V27. The smartphone is furnished with a 6.78-inch FHD+ 120Hz 3D curved AMOLED display with a 60° viewing angle. The heart of the device is a MediaTek Dimensity 7200 SoC, powered by a 4600mAh battery that supports 66W fast charging.

The rear of the Vivo S17e houses a dual camera setup, featuring a 64MP primary sensor with OIS and a 2MP secondary sensor. The unique ring LED, which Vivo calls the Aura light, adds an interesting touch. For selfie enthusiasts and video callers, the device sports a 16MP front-facing camera.

Vivo has officially introduced the S17e model, making a big surprise

The Vivo S17e doesn't disappoint with its additional features, which include an in-display fingerprint scanner, dual SIM capability, USB Type-C audio, stereo speakers, and Hi-Res audio. The smartphone runs on Android 13 with OriginOS 3 and offers up to 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM paired with 128GB or 256GB of UFS2.2 storage.

In terms of connectivity, the Vivo S17e is well-equipped, supporting 5G SA/NSA, dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS (L1 + L5), USB Type-C, and NFC. The device measures 164.20×74.90×7.4mm and tips the scales at 178g.

The Vivo S17e is now open for orders, with an official release in China scheduled for May 20th. The smartphone comes in three color variants - Quick Sand Gold, Sunny Blue, and Midnight Black. Two storage options are available: 8GB+128GB and 8GB+256GB, priced at 2099 yuan ($301) and 2299 yuan ($330), respectively. Additionally, a 12GB+256GB variant is on offer for 2499 yuan ($358).