Vivo India has just launched its latest smartphone, the Vivo X21 in the market as a Flipkart exclusive. The company announced the launch of the device at an event that was held in New Delhi. Vivo has priced the X21 for Rs 35,990 and the device will go on sale starting May 29, 2018. To make it easier for buyers, the company also revealed a number of launch offers including no-cost EMI up to 12 months, one year Vodafone device security and an additional 280GB of data, and 5 percent cash back on SBI credit cards.
That is not all as Flipkart is offering up to Rs 18,000 off as part of exchange offers. The e-commerce giant also pointed out that it is offering an extra Rs 3,000 off the regular exchange value in addition to an extra Rs 1,000 off. Flipkart users who will use Axis Bank debit cards for EMIs or us Visa cards to do the first three online payments will get five percent off. Buyers using Axis Bank Buzz Credit Card or SBI Credit Cards will get an additional 5 percent off while purchasing the Vivo X21.
The company already launched the X21 in the Chinese market back in March earlier this year, along with the X21 UD. X21 is an interesting smartphone as it comes with a fingerprint scanner that is embedded under the display. The smartphone illuminates the finger to down in light so that the fingerprint under the display can capture the fingerprint imprint to verify if that matches with the registered fingerprints.
Vivo X21 Specifications
The Vivo X21 comes with a 6.28-inch FHD+ display with 2.5D Super AMOLED panel, 2280×1080 resolution, and 402 PPI display density. The display comes in 19:9 aspect ratio along with a notch on the top. The screen is protected by third generation Corning Gorilla Glass.
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The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC with an octa-core CPU clocked at 2.2 GHz along with Adreno 512 GPU, 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. For users who need more storage, the device comes with a second hybrid SIM slot that can also be used to add a microSD card to expand the storage up to 256GB. The device comes with a dual camera setup on the back of the device with a 12-megapixel with f/1.8 aperture and a 5-megapixel sensor with f/2.4 aperture.
The back camera setup comes with phase detection autofocus technology, and an LED flash while Vivo has opted for a 12-megapixel sensor with f/2.0 aperture for the front of the camera. Both the front as well as the back camera on the smartphone are capable of shooting video in 4K resolution.
Other features include connectivity options including Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, shot spot, Bluetooth 5.0 with A2DP protocol and support for LE profile, GPS, and microUSB 2.0. The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based Funtouch OS 4 while being powered by a 3,200 mAh non-removable lithium ion battery. The device weighs 156.2 gm. Vivo has also added sensors such as the accelerometer, light, proximity, digital compass, and virtual gyroscope.
The pricing of this device puts it in direct competition of the recently launched OnePlus 6 and Honor 10 in the premium segment.