Vivo X21 is the first commercial smartphone to launch in India with an in-display fingerprint scanner. The under-display fingerprint scanner is said to be a significant milestone for smartphone companies as it kills the need for an additional hardware component in the phone. Vivo V21 stands out for its in-display fingerprint sensor which is touted as the first for a smartphone. With this technology, the smartphone can be unlocked with just a tap on the screen.
Vivo X21 Specifications
Coming to the specs, the Vivo X21 features a tall 6.28-inch Full-HD+ FullView Super AMOLED screen with 19:9 aspect ratio (to include the notch) and 1080×2280 pixel resolution, with a 90.3 percent screen-to-body ratio.
The Vivo X21 is powered by the Snapdragon 660 chipset, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo out-of-the-box with Vivo’s FunTouch OS 4.0 skin layered on top, but Google has made it possible for you to try out Android P beta on this device.
The highlight of the Vivo X21 will undoubtedly have to be the under-display fingerprint scanner, and it works by illuminating the finger using sensors under the OLED screen. The sensor recognizes and captures the reflected light to authenticate your unique pattern.
Talking about the new fingerprint sensor Vivo India CEO Kent Cheng in a press statement said, Pushing the innovation threshold, Vivo has successfully pioneered the secure and intuitive in-display fingerprint scanner technology. And we’re proud to bring this industry-first feature to the Indian market with the Vivo X21.
You also get a dual-rear camera system with a 12MP primary sensor with a f/1.8 aperture and 5MP secondary sensor with a f/2.4 aperture. The selfie camera on the front is a 12MP camera with a f/2.0 aperture and features such as IR fill light, 3D mapping, and face unlock.
Connectivity options are 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 5.0, GPS. It has a 3200mAh battery with fast charging support. It also sports a 3.5mm audio jack and AK4376A Hi-Fi audio chip. Dimension wise the phone measures 154.45 × 74.78 × 7.37mm, and its weight is 156.2g.
Vivo says it has added a Hi-Fi audio chipset to offer a superior sound and music experience to the users, along with multiple options such as panoramic surround, mega bass.
Price and Availability
The Vivo X21 has been priced at ₹35,999 in India, which is lower when compared to its China pricing (3,598 yuan) but quite steep is you take into account the competition. So, I doubt that users will be willing to shell out that kind of money for mid-range specs and an under-screen fingerprint sensor.
There’s only one color variant – black and the device will be exclusively available online via Flipkart, select offline stores, and Vivo’s website from May 29, with a myriad of launch offers in tow. So, does the Vivo X21 interest you? Tell us in the comments below.