vivo Announces S17 Series in China: Possibly V29 Pro Globally?

vivo has officially unveiled the S17 series in China, where you have four different models: S17e, S17, S17t, and S17 Pro. All four models come with a 6.78-inch 120hz Curved OLED display with 10-bit color and Full HD+ resolution, along with a 4600mAh battery. Save for the S17e which supports 66w charging, the rest of the S17 series support 80w charging.


The biggest differentiator between the four models is the processor: the S17e uses a Dimensity 7200, while the vanilla model settles for a Snapdragon 778G+. The S17t has a Dimensity 8050 (aka Dimensity 1300) processor, while the S17 Pro comes with a Dimensity 8200 processor. All four models are available with up to a 12GB/256GB variant.

Another big differentiator is with the cameras: the entry-level S17e has a 64-megapixel main camera and 2-megapixel depth sensor, along with a 16-megapixel selfie camera. The S17 and S17t get a 50-megapixel f/2.0 main camera with OIS and an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, along with a 50-megapixel selfie camera with AF and dual soft LED flashes.

The top-end S17 Pro gets you a better 50-megapixel f/1.88 IMX766V main camera with OIS, along with a 12-megapixel f/1.98 portrait camera with 2x optical zoom.

The S17e starts at CNY 2099(~Php 16.7k) for the 8GB/128GB variant, while the S17 starts at CNY 2499(~Php 19.9k) for the 8GB/256GB model. There are no details about pricing for the S17t, while the S17 Pro starts at CNY 3099(~Php 24.6k) for the 8GB/256GB variant.

Given that the S16 series became more or less the V27 series globally, there’s speculation that vivo might make at least the S17 Pro available globally as the V29 Pro. We don’t expect a 1:1 rebranding; based on info that vivo Philippines shared about the V29 Pro, there will be differences between the rear cameras and the battery capacity.



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