The vivo S7 5G is now official with a Snapdragon 765G chipset, 64MP rear and 44MP front cameras. Those aren’t the only cams on the phone, in fact photography and video capture are its forte.
But let’s start with the 6.44” AMOLED display. It has a 1,080 x 2,400 px resolution (20:9) and it boasts HDR support along with 98.5% NTSC color coverage. The refresh rate is standard 60Hz, however. There’s a fingerprint reader built into the display.
Notched into the display are two cameras. The main shooter has a 44MP sensor and an autofocus lens with f/2.0 aperture. It’s capable of recording 4K video at 60 fps. Next to it is a 105° ultra wide-angle camera with an 8MP sensor.
Around the back we find the main 64MP camera. Like the front cams, this one supports electronic video stabilization plus the latest Super Night modes from vivo. You can shoot video with the front and rear cameras simultaneously (split-screen).
Next up is the 8MP ultra wide camera on the rear, which also doubles as a macro cam. Finally, there’s a 2MP depth sensor. For zooming, the phone relies on the high resolution main sensor.
The vivo S7 is powered by the Snapdragon 765G chipset, paired with 8 GB of RAM (LPDDR4X, dual channel). The base storage is 128 GB but you can get 256 GB instead (both UFS 2.1). There’s no place for a microSD card on the dual SIM slot.
The 4,000 mAh battery supports 33W flash charging with the 11V/3A charger that is bundled in the box. There’s no 3.5 mm headphone jack, but Hi-Res Audio is supported if you use a USB-C headset.
Wireless connectivity is pretty solid thanks to the Snapdragon chipset. 5G (SA/NSA), of course, plus dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1 with aptX HD and LDAC, plus NFC.
The S7 is available in three colors, the most interesting of which is the Monet option. Layers of blue and purple mix in a way inspired by the Impressionist painter. The phone is thin and fairly light, measuring 7.39mm and weighing 170g (note: the Monet color is a tenth of a millimeter thicker).
The vivo S7 can be pre-ordered in China today, the first units will ship on August 8. The 128GB model will cost you CNY 2,800 ($400/€340) while the 256GB one is CNY 3,100 and will ship later on.