Vivo has announced the Vivo X21 and X21 UD smartphones in China as the successor editions of X20 and X20 UD phones that were launched last year. The Vivo X21 duo sport an iPhone X-like notched display design and vertically arranged dual rear cameras. The major difference between the X21 and X21 UD is that the latter comes with an under-display fingerprint scanner.
Vivo X21, X21 UD Specifications and Features
The Vivo X21 has a metal unibody chassis that measures 154.45 x 74.7 x 7.37 and it weighs 156 grams. The Vivo X21 is fitted with a 6.28-inch S-AMOLED display that offers an aspect ratio of 19:9 because of its notch. The screen offers a Full HD+ resolution of 2,280 x 1,080 pixels.
The X21 is fueled by Snapdragon 660 which also powered the predecessor phone. The SoC that clocks at 2.2 GHz comes with an Artificial Intelligence Engine (AIE) and Adreno 512 graphics. The SoC is coupled with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. It is packed with a dedicated slot for adding a microSD card. The X21 features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. It receives power from a 3,200mAh battery that is enabled with fast charging.
The frontside of the Vivo X21 features a 12-megapixel selfie snapper. The IR emitter present in the notch assists in 3D mapping of the users’ face. However, the Face Awake facial scanning feature is not as sophisticated as iPhone X. The front camera offers photography features such as portrait bokeh, AI Beauty and AR stickers. The rear side of the phone is equipped with f/1.8 aperture 12-megapixel + f/2.4 aperture 5-megapixel dual camera setup. The dual rear cameras offer features like portrait bokeh, panorama, time-lapse, AR stickers, AI Beauty and slow-motion video shooting.
The handset is running on Android 8.1 Oreo that is overlaid with FunTouch OS 4.0. The other features of the Vivo X21 include A4376A Hi-Fi audio chip, 3.5mm audio jack, microUSB 2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0 and GPS
Vivo X21, X21 UD Pricing and Availability
The Vivo X21 can be availed in three colors like Aurora White, Ruby Red and Black. The 64 GB and 128 GB models of the X21 are respectively priced at 2,898 Yuan (~Rs. 29,850) and 3,198 Yuan (~Rs. 32,940). Both the models will be available for buying in China from March 24. The color variants of the X21 UD are Ruby Red and Black. It will be hitting the shelves on March 28 with a price tag of 3,598 Yuan (~Rs. 37,000).