Vivo X21 has been launched in India at an event in New Delhi on Tuesday. The X21 will be the first phone in India to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. Vivo X21 is part of an exclusive group of devices that will receive the Android P Developer Preview 2 in India.
“Pushing the innovation threshold, Vivo has successfully pioneered the secure and intuitive in-display fingerprint scanning technology. We are proud to bring this industry-first feature to the Indian market with the Vivo X21,” Kent Cheng, CEO, Vivo India.
The X21 features a Super AMOLED display panel measures 6.28 inches offering a resolution of 2,280 x 1,080 pixels with a 19:9 aspect ratio and 402 ppi pixel density. As per the company, the display covers about 90.3 percent of the front while the remaining space is taken up by a notch and a thin chin bezel. The much-talked-about fingerprint reader sits near the bottom edge of the display with the designated area illuminated for an easier identification of its location.
The X21 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 AIE Octacore 2.2 GHz (4 core) + 1.8 GHz (4 core) and coupled with 6 GB DDR4 RAM. Vivo X21 runs FunTouch OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo.
The Vivo X21 sports a dual rear camera setup, with the 12-megapixel primary camera featuring an f/1.8 aperture and a 2PD (Dual Pixel technology) Samsung S5K2L8 sensor. The secondary camera is a 5-megapixel offering. The company is touting Slow Motion video recording, AI HDR, Portrait and Bokeh, Live Photo, AR Stickers, and Shot Refocus features for the rear camera. Vivo has used the same front camera as the primary rear camera, with an f/2.0 aperture. The front camera offers Live Photo, AI Face Beauty, AI HDR, Portrait and Bokeh modes (single camera), and AR Stickers. Storage on board is 128GB, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 256GB) in a hybrid dual-SIM configuration.
Connectivity options on board the Vivo X21 include AKM AK4376A Hi-Fi chipset, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac (dual-band, 2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth v5.0, GPS/ A-GPS, Micro-USB with OTG, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Sensors on board include an accelerometer, ambient light sensor, digital compass, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and the under display fingerprint sensor. It is powered by a 3200mAh battery, measures in at 154.45×74.78×7.37mm, and weighs 156.2 grams.
The Vivo X21 price in India has been set at ₹ 35,990, and it will go on sale from Tuesday itself. The smartphone is exclusive toFlipkart, and the e-commerce site had already detailed the Vivo X21 launch offers ahead of its launch in the country. It will be available in Black and Gold colour options in India, with the Gold variant due to arrive later.
Vivo X21 launch offers on Flipkart include an extra ₹ 3,000 off on regular exchange value, 5 percent cashback on SBI credit cards, and no-cost EMI up to 12 months on all credit cards.