Vivo Doubles Down on In-Display Fingerprint Biometrics With New Device

21 March, 2018, 04:33 | Author: Darrell Baldwin
  • Vivo X21 Goes Official With Android 8.1 Oreo and In-Display Fingerprint Scanner

Mere hours after Oppo unveiled the R15 duo, vivo followed suit and announced its top-tier vivo X21 smartphone.

At present, the phone has only been launched in China and there's no clarity yet on its global launch date. The latter one comes with the under screen fingerprint sensor which the former lacks. All four devices are following a controversial design trend started by Apple around six months ago, which strongly suggests the next flagship from BBK's third sub-brand will also embrace the notch.

Coming so soon after the X20 Plus UD, the Vivo X21 isn't a complete redesign, but does offer some substantial upgrades over the previous device.

While the standard variant of the Vivo X21 will be available for purchase from March 24, the in-display fingerprint sensor variant will go on sale from March 28. In its notch sits a 12MP selfie shooter behind f/2.0 lens accompanied by an IR fill light, so it can do fast Face Wake 2.0 with 3D mapping. It will be powered by a 2.2GHz Qualcomm's Snapdragon 660 processor, paired with 6GB RAM. As per the listing, Vivo V9 will feature a 6.3-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels.

There's also another dual camera setup on the back which consists of 12MP and 5MP sensors.




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 available storage options are 64GB and 128GB.

This dual-SIM smartphone comes laden with Android 8.1 Oreo-based Funtouch OS 4 on top.

Under the hood, the device comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon AIE Mobile Platform with enhanced AI functionality.

Vivo has also added a dedicated AK4376A Hi-Fi audio chip to deliver good audio quality. Alongside the AR features, the front camera is also tipped to come with options like - like Slow-mo, live photo, Portrait Bokeh Mode, and Smart Motion. Rs 29,800) for the 6GB/64GB variant and 3198 Yuan (approx.

Connectivity options on the phone include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, Beidou, USB OTG, GPS /A-GPS among others.

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