Vivo S1 Pro Hits the Chinese Market as Vivo Y9s

The Vivo S1 Pro that was launched last month in the Philippines has now entered the Chinese market. However, since the S1 Pro moniker has already been used in other markets, it actually came with a new name – Vivo Y9s. The phone has an unusual rhombus-shaped camera setup on the back, but the LED flash is outside the shape.

Vivo S1 Pro Hits the Chinese Market as Vivo Y9s

Vivo Y9s Features

Looking at the spec sheets, the Vivo Y9s features a 6.38 inch OLED panel with a waterdrop notch that houses the 32MP selfie camera. The chipset is Snapdragon 655, which is coupled by 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.

At the back, the Vivo Y9s has a 48MP main camera joined by a 8MP ultrawide angle shooter. There are also a macro lens and a depth sensor which brings the total amount of cameras to four.

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The Y9s lack a dedicated button for the voice assistant Jovi, but the service is there. However, the heavily modified user interface keeps the name Funtouch OS, instead of Jovi OS. The phone also has a 3.5 mm audio jack, USB-C port on the bottom, and a huge 4500mAh battery.

Vivo Y9s Price and Availability

The Vivo Y9s price is CNY1,998 (about  $2985/€255). That is slightly cheaper than the variants over at the Philippines, and the Chinese fans get not only the Fancy Sky and Knight Black colors but also a third gradient option, called Nebula Blue.

Vivo Y9s Specification


Technology   GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE

2G bands       GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA

3G bands       HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100

4G bands       LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)

Speed            HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A


Announced   2019, December

Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2019, December


Dimensions  159.3 x 75.2 x 8.7 mm (6.27 x 2.96 x 0.34 in)

Weight           186.7 g (6.60 oz)

SIM     Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)


Type   Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size    6.38 inches, 99.9 cm2 (~83.4% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution    1080 x 2340 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~404 ppi density)


OS      Android 9.0 (Pie); Funtouch 9

Chipset          Qualcomm SDM665 Snapdragon 665 (11 nm)

CPU   Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver)

GPU   Adreno 610


Card slot        microSD, up to 256 GB (uses shared SIM slot)

Internal          128GB 8GB RAM


Quad  48 MP, f/1.8, (wide), 1/2″, 0.8µm, PDAF

8 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), 1/4″, 1.12µm

2 MP, f/2.4, 1/5″, 1.75µm (dedicated macro camera)

2 MP, f/2.4, depth sensor

Features        LED flash, HDR, panorama

Video  1080p@30fps


Single            32 MP, f/2.0, 26mm (wide), 0.8µm

Features        HDR

Video  1080p@30fps


Loudspeaker Yes

3.5mm jack    Yes

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic


WLAN            Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth       5.0, A2DP, LE

GPS    Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS

Radio FM radio

USB    2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go


Sensors         Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass


Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery

Charging       Fast battery charging 18W


Colors            Fancy Sky, Knight Black, Nebula Blue

Models           V1945A, V1945T

Price   About 260 EUR

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