Vivo X21 and Vivo X21 UD Launched with Under-the-Display Fingerprint Sensor and Bezel-less Display

On: March 20, 2018

Vivo was the first smartphone company to demo the under-the-display fingerprint sensor last year. It also previewed a phone with the same technology at CES earlier this year. Finally, Vivo has launched the X21 and X21 UD flagship smartphones. Wherein, the latter comes with an under the display fingerprint sensor, justifying the UD in its name. Both the smartphones are officially launched in China and will be available there starting March 24th.

Specifications for both the phones are identical, the only difference is that the X21 comes with the fingerprint sensor on the back and the X21 UD has its sensor placed under the display.

The phones come with a full-screen bezel-less display. It is complemented with an iPhone-X like notch on the top, which has become a trend lately for new Android devices. They feature a large 6.28-inch display which uses Super AMOLED technology to offer vibrant colours and deeper blacks. The screen has a resolution of 2280 x 1280 pixels.

Cameras in Vivo phones hold a lot of importance and both these phones come with superior sensors. There’s a 12-megapixel front camera positioned on the notch for selfies. It is also combined with an IR fill light to enable Face Wake 2.0, which is Vivo’s own take on Apple’s FaceID. On the back, there are two cameras, one with a 12-megapixel resolution whereas the other one with a 5-megapixel resolution.

On the performance front, the phones are powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM. The X21 is available in two storage variants i.e. 64GB and 128GB whereas the X21 UD is available in only 128GB variant. The phones run on Vivo’s custom Funtouch OS 4.0 layered on top of Android 8.1 Oreo. A 3200mAh battery is provided in these phones with support for fast charging.

The Vivo X21 is priced at RMB 2,898 (~ Rs. 29,000) for the 64GB model and RMB 3,198 (~ Rs. 33,000) for the higher 128GB variant. On the other hand, the Vivo X21 UD with under-the-display fingerprint sensor is priced at RMB 3,598 (~ Rs. 37,000) for the 128GB variant. The launch of these devices comes just a day after Oppo announced its flagships, the R15 and the R15 Dream Mirror Edition. Vivo hasn’t announced whether the new phones will launch in India anytime soon. We’ll keep you updated when it is announced for India.

Just recently, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan has been roped in as the new brand ambassador of Vivo India. He replaced Ranveer Singh who represented the brand for more than a year now.

Aditya Mohanty

Previously co-founded a startup called WordKrowd, an online literature platform, which explains his love for writing and reading. Thinks about startups and technologies all day long, thus got himself to Pricebaba for a stint in writing. Stories, both fictional and real excite him. Other close recipients of love from him include good movies and good food.