Vivo unveils highly affordable smartphone, here's what to see

Vivo S17e, featuring impressive specifications, is now available for purchase in China, offering consumers a compelling option at an affordable price.

Vivo unveils highly affordable smartphone, here's what to see
Meet with Vivo S17e again. (Photo: Vivo) 

Vivo has taken an unconventional approach by unveiling the first smartphone in the S17 series, the S17e, in a departure from its usual practice of launching the entire S-series together in China. This surprise launch has caught the attention of smartphone enthusiasts, and the device is now available for purchase in China. 

Vivo unveils highly affordable smartphone, here's what to see

The Vivo S17e is offered in three different versions and boasts an attractive color selection, including Quick Sand Gold, Sunny Blue, and Midnight Black. With its intriguing features and stylish design, the S17e is poised to captivate consumers in search of a compelling smartphone option.

Vivo S17e pricing and availability

The Vivo S17e is available in three versions, each with its respective pricing in China. The 8GB+128GB variant is priced at 2,099 yuan ($299), the 8GB+256GB variant at 2,299 yuan ($328), and the 12GB+256GB variant at 2,499 yuan ($356).

Vivo S17e specifications 

The Vivo S17e offers a spacious 6.78-inch Full HD AMOLED display with a 20:9 aspect ratio, HDR10+ support, and a peak brightness of 1300 nits. Its smooth and responsive performance is facilitated by a 120Hz refresh rate and 300Hz touch sampling rate. Running on the MediaTek Dimensity 7200 processor, clocked at up to 2.8GHz, and coupled with the Mali-G610 MC4 GPU, the phone delivers efficient multitasking capabilities.

Vivo S17e
Vivo S17e three color options. (Photo: Vivo) 

It operates on Android 13 with Vivo's OriginOS 3 interface and features a dual rear camera setup led by a 64MP primary camera with OIS, along with a 2MP depth sensor. A 16MP front camera handles selfies, and device security is ensured through the in-display fingerprint sensor. Connectivity options include 5G support, dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, and GPS with L1 and L5 bands. The phone is equipped with a 4600mAh battery with 66W fast charging support, and it measures 164.20x74.90x7.4mm in dimensions.