Vivo brings industry-leading AI photography and digital security to Saudi Arabia with S1

Unlock Your Style with the powerful 32MP Front Camera, Rear AI Triple Camera and In-Display Fingerprint Scanning

Vivo brings industry-leading AI photography and digital security to Saudi Arabia with S1

RIYADH: Vivo has unveiled the all-new S1 smartphone in Saudi Arabia, which combines vivo’s signature photography and security technologies with a striking flair to complement consumers’ need for style.  The 32MP Front Camera and the AI Triple Camera provide users with a taste of professional photography that can be viewed on the massive Halo FullView™ Display, making those shots of the Kingdom Tower all the more crisp and pristine. S1 further packs the In-Display Fingerprint Scanning technology, pioneered by vivo, and a massive 4,500 mAh battery to ensure that the mobile experience satisfies it’s energetic and discerning users.

Supporting the S1’s premium hardware is vivo’s potent suite of AI technologies. From AI Face Beauty, to Jovi – vivo’s personal AI assistant, S1 ensures an effortless and intuitive mobile experience. You no longer need to worry about getting stuck in traffic, missing the results of the game, or step out into pouring rain thanks to Jovi’s host of smart features such as traffic and weather alerts, game results, and activity reports.  

“S1 showcases our dedication to bring first-in-class innovation for consumers. The mixture of industry-leading features of the smartphone highlights our commitment to showcase high quality, yet accessible mobile experiences,” said Guo Hua, CEO of Vivo KSA, “Saudi Arabia is known for its diversity and tech-savvy population, and the S1 is one of the many ways we are bringing compelling digital experiences and cutting edge technology to our diverse customer base throughout the Kingdom.”

Safely unlock S1 with the In-Display Fingerprint Scanning

Since launching its In-Display Fingerprint Scanning technology, vivo has been leading the industry in providing consumers with a more seamless unlocking experience. With just a single touch on the S1 display, the screen can be instantly unlocked thanks to this technology. The higher fingerprint pixel density and more sophisticated algorithm means a more secure and intuitive way to unlock the S1. A variety of animation effects are also available to make unlocking the phone easy and fun.

Capture clearer selfies with the 32MP Front Camera on the Halo FullView™ Display

S1 features an industry-leading 32MP Front Camera placed on the Halo FullView™ Display. The 32MP Front Camera also comes with the Ultra HD Resolution feature which allows users to capture their best selves with high clarity and precise details. The S1 also makes selfie-taking even more enjoyable and fun thanks to several customizable selfie modes, such as AI Face Beauty, Selfie Frontlight, AR Stickers and AI Filter.

The Halo FullView™ Display also provides an uninterrupted viewing experience. A perfect symmetry provides a fantastic visual display, not only for viewing amazing selfies, but also for gaming and watching videos. A 6.38-inch Super AMOLED Display with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio and a screen-to-body ratio of 90% allow users to enjoy a full view without boundaries and immerse themselves in the ultimate mobile experience.

Get a Taste of Professional Photography with the AI Triple Camera

Professional photography is made easy with the AI Triple Camera. The triple camera with the Sony IMX499 Camera Sensor is powered with AI, ensuring professional-grade photos can be taken with ease. Features like AI Portrait Framing also helps users form better composition for a perfect shot even in the frantic heat of a key life moment.

Thanks to the AI Super Wide Angle, fitting the Kingdom Tower into your shot is no longer challenge with the S1’s expanded viewing angle of 120⁰. In addition to great landscape shots, the camera automatically switches to Super Wide-Angle mode when a group shot is detected to ensure it captures all the details within frame.

Powerful, yet long-lasting performance made possible with AI

S1’s powerful octa-core processor, which has clock speeds of up to 2.0GHz, is supported by 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM to ensure fast and smooth performance while multi-tasking and gaming. Gamers will love the Ultra Game Mode, which will allow them to react seamlessly to every in-game moment by reducing frame-drop by 300%. The newly added Game Countdown even shows the remaining time before a game starts, so that users can do more things while waiting for the action to start.  

Vivo’s AI makes another leap forward with a more powerful Jovi, the dedicated personal assistant that understands user’s needs. With the Smart Button feature, users can access Google Assistant with just one press, and a double press activates the Jovi Image Recognizer. With Jovi Image Recognizer users can access almost a hundred mainstream e-commerce platforms to search through a database of over half a billion products. This is the future of AI shopping.

The performance lasts thanks to a large 4,500mAh battery and vivo’s unique Dual-Engine Fast Charging. Now users can leave their power bank at home and focus on making the most of their day. S1 also comes in two glamorous color variants, namely Diamond Black and Skyline Blue.


The S1 Smartphone is being sold exclusively at the Jarir Bookstore in Saudi Arabia starting at SAR 1099, in Diamond Black and Skyline Blue.

High-resolution product images of S1 are available at this link: 

About Vivo

Vivo is a leading global technology company committed to creating trendsetting smart mobile products and services. Vivo is devoted to forming a vibrant mobile internet ecosystem, and currently owns and operates an extensive network of research operations, with R&D centers in San Diego, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Beijing, Hangzhou Tokyo and Taipei. These centers focus on the development of cutting-edge consumer technologies including 5G, AI, mobile photography and next-generation smartphone design. Vivo has also set up 5 production bases around the world across China, South Asia and Southeast Asia.

Vivo has over two hundred million users enjoying its mobile products and services around the world. Vivo features offline retail stores in over 1,000 cities worldwide.

For further information, please contact:

Ali Fathalla
Manager, Weber Shandwick

Helio P65



4500mAh with 18W Dual-Engine Fast Charging

Operating System
Funtouch OS 9 (based on Android 9.0)

Capacitive multi-touch

Biometric recognition
Flash In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology


Front: 32MP (f/2.0)

Rear: 16MP (f/1.78) main camera + 8MP (f/2.2) AI Super Wide-Angle Camera + 2MP (f/2.4) Depth Camera + rear flash

Photography Modes

Rear: PPT, Professional, PDAF, Time-Lapse, Slow, Live Photos, HDR, Portrait Mode, Panorama, AR Stickers, Video Face Beauty, Selfie Lighting, AI Filter, AI Face Beauty, AI Portrait Framing, Super Wide-Angle Camera, Fun Video

Front: Panorama, Live Photos, Gender detection, Face Beauty+ Bokeh, AI Filter, AR Stickers, Video Face Beauty, Selfie Lighting, AI Face Beauty, Super Wide-Angle Camera, Fun Video


USB (USB2.0), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth (Bluetooth 5.0), GPS, OTG


Accelerometer, Ambient light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, E-compass, Gyroscope

Items in the box

S1, Earpieces, Documentation, microUSB to USB Cable, USB Power Adapter, SIM Ejector, Protective Case, Protective Film (applied)

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