Vivo X21 UD launch is set in India on May 29 officially and will be available exclusively through Flipkart. The under display fingerprint sensor is a revolution in the fingerprint sensor category or we can say that in the smartphone screen unlocking method. Vivo official posted a video on Instagram about how the phone screen unlocking generation is stepping towards the future. This short poster video shows that at first, we use the Ok button + star (*) or hash (#) button to unlock, then we use digit passcode > then pattern lock > then dedicated fingerprint scanner > and now it is time to use under display fingerprint sensor.
The Vivo X21 smartphone already launched in China on March with a special higher variant of 128GB storage. But the Vivo X21 UD device was launched last year and please note that this is one of the smartphones in the market which will get Android P beta update after launch. Vivo already launched one more device with under display fingerprint sensor which is the Vivo X20 Plus UD smartphone. We can say that the Vivo X21 UD smartphone is the successor of Vivo X20 Plus device.
The Vivo X20 Plus UD smartphone was showcased at CES 2018 and launched on January in China. Though the device wasn’t launched in India, this time the new version is on the way and definitely will compete to OnePlus 6 and Honor 10 segment devices. The mid-range smartphone got a score of 143707 points in AnTuTu Benchmark on March and the Geekbench score was 1608 for single-core and 5852 for multi-core.
Vivo X21 UD Specifications
The Vivo X21 UD smartphone will come with a 6.28-inch notched Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2280 × 1080 pixels. It is the 19:9 aspect ratio display with the almost bezel-less screen. The notch contains selfie camera, earpiece, and some major sensors. The display is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass protection with 2.5D curved glass.
The device is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Soc along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. Whereas, the Indian version could come with a regular 4GB/6GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage variant except under display fingerprint sensor. The chipset is bundled with Adreno 512 GPU for high-end gaming and multi-tasking.
Vivo X21 UD Camera
The Vivo X21 UD comes with a vertical dual rear camera of a 12MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and the secondary 5MP sensor with the f/2.4 aperture with a LED flash. The front camera features a 12MP of selfie lens with f/2.0 aperture and is also equipped with Face Recognition mode, Beautification mode, IR-Fill light, and 3D mapping etc. Both the cameras are capable of capturing portrait shots with auto HDR, PDAF, and Panorama mode as well.
Connectivity and Features
The Vivo X21 includes connectivity options like Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5.0, USB 2.0 with OTG support, GPS, A-GPS, Dual-band Wi-Fi, 4G LTE etc. with all other major sensors like Proximity, Gyro, magnetometer, Hall, Ambient Light Sensor etc. The Vivo X21 supports regular dedicated fingerprint scanner and the higher variant Vivo X21 UD has under display fingerprint sensor.
The smartphone comes with a non-removable 3,200 mAh battery with fast charging support and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with FunTouch OS 4.0 out-of-the-box pack. The device weighs around 156 grams with the dimension of 154.5 × 74.8 × 7.4mm.
Price and Availability
The Vivo X21 is a mid-range budget smartphone. The smartphone was launched in China at a price of 2,898 Yuan (Rs.29,900 approx) for the 64GB storage variant and the 128GB variant was priced at 3,198 Yuan (Rs.33,000 approx). Whereas, the special edition, Vivo X21 UD was priced at 3,598 Yuan (Rs.37,100 approx) for 128GB variant. The Indian price details aren’t announced yet but it will be available via Flipkart exclusive and Vivo India official page. The device is expected to be available in Black, Red, and Golden color variant.