The vivo S1 Pro that debuted in the Philippines last month has now hit the Chinese market. However, since the S1 Pro moniker is already occupied in that market, it has a new name - vivo Y9s. It has an unusual rhombus-shaped camera setup on the back, but the LED flash is outside the shape, allowing you to tell it apart from the vivo S5 that some know as the vivo V17.
Looking down the specs sheet the vivo Y9s comes with a 6.38” OLED panel with a waterdrop notch for the 32 MP selfie camera. The chipset is Snapdragon 665 and is coupled by 8 GB RAM and 128 gigs of storage.
There is a 48MP main camera on the back, joined by an 8 MP ultrawide angle shooter. There are also a macro lens and a depth sensor to bring the total amount of cameras to four.
The vivo Y9s might lack e 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 4,500 mAh battery.
The price is CNY1,998, or 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.