Vivo launches S18 and S18 Pro with unique design and 80W fast charging

Vivo S18 Pro Price in Nepal
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Vivo, one of the largest Chinese OEM brands, has just launched the S18 series of phones. This series includes three devices: toned-down S18e, vanilla S18, and S18 Pro. In this article, let’s go through the top-of-the-line Vivo S18 Pro, and its younger S18 sibling and talk about their design, features, specifications, and expected price in Nepal.

Vivo S18 and S18 Pro Overview

Design and Display

Both members of the S18 series have the same design. There’s a large rounded rectangle camera island on the back with a squircle camera module. Both also have the same dimensions measuring 164.36 x 75.10 x 7.45 mm.

But the Pro variant is indeed a bit heavier at 187 grams (vs. the 185-gram S18). The Vivo S18 Pro features an IP54 rating, whereas Vivo has remained silent regarding the dust and ingress protection for the standard variant.

On the front, we have the same display measuring 6.78 inches diagonally. It is an AMOLED panel, that supports up to 120 Hz refresh rate and resolution of up to 1,260 x 2,800 pixels. Meanwhile, these screens also support peak brightness of 2,800 nits and frequency dimming of up to 2,160 Hz. Both these phones also share the colour options: White, Clear Green, and Black. The former two feature unique patterns on the back.


In terms of performance, the Vivo S18 Pro ships with the Dimensity 9200+ chipset. It is an octa-core processor built on a 4nm fabrication process that clocks in at 3.35 GHz peak clock speed. Meanwhile, it comes in two LPDDR5X memory options, viz. 12 GB and 16 GB. Similarly, it also comes in two UFS 3.1 storage options: 256 GB and 512 GB.

Dimensity 9200+ and Snapdragon 7 Gen 3

On the other hand, the Vivo S18 comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 under the hood. It is also an octa-core processor that follows 4nm lithography. Contrarily, this SoC achieves a peak clock speed of 2.63 GHz. The Vivo S18 ships with two LPDDR4X RAM options: 8 GB, and 12 GB. In the meantime, it offers UFS 2.2 storage in 256 GB and 512 GB. Additionally, it also offers an LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 storage option in 16 GB + 512 GB configuration.

Both the Vivo S18 and the Pro version ships with Origin OS 4 based on Android 14. In addition, they also feature a 50,000mm2 heat dissipation area. Concurrently, the devices also come with Jovi, which is Vivo’s take on a smartphone personal assistant. When these smartphones make their way to the global market, they will ship with the FunTouch OS.

Camera and the rest

In terms of cameras, the Vivo S18 Pro features a triple camera setup wherein the primary camera is a 50 MP Sony Bionic lens. It is assisted with a 50 MP ultrawide camera coupled with a 12 MP telephoto shooter. On the flip side, it has another 50MP selfie camera on the front. Meanwhile, in terms of Vivo S18, we are getting a dual camera setup of 50 MP primary and 8 MP ultrawide shooter. Similarly, we are getting a 50 MP front camera on the standard variant as well. Both models feature OIS support on the back.

Vivo S18 Pro Camera

Powering both the S18 and S18 Pro is a 5,000 mAh Lithium battery with 80W flash charging support. Adjacently, the Vivo S18 Pro supports WiFi 7, whereas the standard variant supports WiFi 6. On the contrary, the Vivo S18 comes with the latest Bluetooth v5.4 support whereas the Pro variant makes do with Bluetooth v5.3. Meanwhile, both phones come with 5G cellular connectivity as well as NFC support.

Vivo S18 and S18 Pro Specifications

  • Dimensions: 164.36 mm x 75.10 mm x 7.45 mm (Both)
  • Weight:
    • Vivo S18: 185.80 grams
    • Vivo S18 Pro: 187.80 grams
  • Display: 6.78” AMOLED Panel, 20:9, 120Hz refresh rate, 2800 nits, 2160Hz PWM dimming, 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut (Both)
  • Resolution: 1.5K with 1,260 x 2,800 pixels (Both)
  • Chipset:
    • Vivo S18: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 (4nm)
    • Vivo S18 Pro: Octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 9200+ (4nm)
  • RAM:
    • Vivo S18: 8 GB, 12 GB (LPDDR4X), 16 GB (LPDDR5)
    • Vivo S18 Pro: 12 GB, 16GB (LPDDR5X)
  • ROM:
    • Vivo S18: 256 GB (UFS 2.2), 512 GB (UFS 2.2, UFS 3.1)
    • Vivo S18 Pro: 256 GB, 512 GB (UFS 3.1)
  • OS & UI: Android 14 with Origin OS 4
  • Rear Camera:
    • Vivo S18: Dual Camera (50 MP Primary + 8 MP Ultrawide)
    • Vivo S18 Pro: Triple Camera (50 MP Sony Bionic Primary + 50MP Ultrawide + 12 MP Telephoto)
  • Front Camera: 50 MP Camera under centre-aligned hole-punch cutout (Both)
  • Security: In-display fingerprint sensor, Face recognition
  • Navigation:
    • Vivo S18: GPS, AGPS, BeiDou, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS
    • Vivo S18 Pro: GPS, AGPS, BeiDou, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, NavIC
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh with 80W fast charging
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Proximity, Gyro, E-compass
  • Connectivity:
    • Vivo S18: Dual SIM, Dual-mode 5G, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.4, USB 2.0 Type-C, NFC
    • Vivo S18 Pro: Dual SIM, Dual-mode 5G, WiFi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, USB 2.0 Type-C, NFC
  • Colour Options: Flowers are blooming (White), Clear (Green), Black

Vivo S18 and S18 Pro Price in Nepal and Availability

The Vivo S18 and S18 Pro start at  CNY 2,299 and CNY 3,199 respectively. Given that, if and when they make their way to Nepal, we expect the Vivo S18 price in Nepal to start from NPR 51,549. Similarly, we expect the Vivo S18 Pro price in Nepal to start at NPR 71,999.

Smartphone Configuration Price in China (Official) Price in Nepal (Expected)
Vivo S18 8 GB + 256 GB CNY 2,299  NPR 51,549
12 GB + 256 GB CNY 2,599 NPR 58,499
12 GB + 512 GB CNY 2,799 NPR 62,999
16 GB + 512 GB CNY 2,999 NPR 67,499
Vivo S18 Pro 12 GB + 256 GB CNY 3,199 NPR 71,999
16 GB + 256 GB CNY 3,499 NPR 78,499
16 GB + 512 GB CNY 3,699 NPR 82,999
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