As announced earlier, Vivo has officially its latest smartphones in the X-series today in China. The all-new Vivo X21 & X21 UD will be competing with the OPPO R15 smartphones unveiled earlier today. The Vivo X21 devices come with a glass back body with curved edges on all the four sides. also runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo-based Funtouch OS 4.0 out of the box. The Vivo X20 Plus UD launched earlier this year is the first smartphone to offer under display fingerprint sensor. With the Vivo X21 UD, the company is making few improvements to the under display fingerprint sensor for faster unlocking time.
Apart from the under display fingerprint sensor on the X21 UD, there are not other changes between the two variants of the Vivo X21 smartphones. The Vivo X21 sports a 6.28-inch Super AMOLED display on the front with Full HD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) resolution, 19:9 aspect ratio, and 90.3% screen-to-body share. It displays 99.5% of the DCI-P3 color gamut & 99.9% of the sRGB color gamut.
Under the hood, the device comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon AIE Mobile Platform with enhanced AI functionality. There is 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage that can be further expandable up to 256GB via a MicroSD card slot. Both the devices are backed by a 3,200mAh non-removable battery and supports 18W fast charging input. There is also an integrated AK4376A audio chip for offering Hi-Fi audio output.
In the camera department, there are 24MP & 5MP dual cameras on the rear with f/1.8 and f/2.4 aperture respectively. For selfies, there is a single 24MP sensor on the front with f/2.0 aperture. Both the front and rear cameras support beauty mode and AR stickers. With the Vivo X21 smartphones, Vivo also announced its own AI assistant called Jovi. With the AI-powered chipset and 6GB RAM, the Jovi AI engine is said to handle all the tasks seamlessly.
It also learns the user’s habits for better suggestions in the future. The devices also support dual SIM dual standby with VoLTE connectivity. Unlike the Vivo X21 UD, the X21 comes with a rear-facing fingerprint sensor. The devices also support advanced facial recognition for face unlock. The devices measure 154.45 x 74.78 x 7.37 mm and weighs 156.2 grams. The Vivo X21 and X21 UD smartphones come in White, Red, and Black color options.
While the Vivo X21 costs 3198 Yuan (approx $500 / Rs. 33,000), the Vivo X21 UD is priced at 3598 Yuan (approx $570 / Rs. 37,000). The Vivo X21 sales will begin from March 24th and the Vivo X21 UD will be available from March 28th. Later this month, the company is also launching the Vivo V9 smartphone in India and other Asian markets. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar for more details!