Although Vivo is a relatively new name from China in Android market but the company has stunned everyone by introducing first ever in-display fingerprint sensor on Vivo X20 Plus UD and achieving 91% screen to body ratio with Vivo APEX smartphone. The Chinese brand has now come with two variants of new flagship device dubbed as Vivo X21 and Vivo X21 Screen Fingerprint.

As the name implies, the X21 comes with traditional fingerprint sensor embedded on the rear while the X21 Screen Fingerprint brings an in-display fingerprint sensor like Vivo X20 Plus UD. Apart from the location of fingerprint sensor rest of the specifications for the X21 duo remain the same.

Vivo X21 – Features

The Vivo X21 series runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Vivo’s own FunTouch OS 4.0 custom skin on top. The smartphone features a 6.28-inch Full HD+ display with 2280 x 1080 pixels resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio. The display covers majority portion on the front panel with ultra-narrow bezels around the display but a thick-bezelled top portion houses a notch to accommodate selfie camera and other sensors.

Vivo has used a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor clocking at 2.2GHz to power up the Vivo X21. The smartphone packs 6GB of RAM and comes in two storage options to choose from 64GB and 128GB. However, a dedicated microSD card slot is also there to expand phone’s storage capacity up to 256GB.

On the camera front, Vivo has introduced dual camera setup on both sides. The rear side is equipped with 12MP + 5MP lens along with an LED flash whereas the selfie shooter on the front comes with two 12MP lens. All the four cameras come with Artificial Intelligence and Vivo’s own Rubiks Cube technology.


Vivo has also brought Jovi – Vivo’s own smart assistant that works on AI technology to help user in getting most out of the device. Besides bringing fingerprint sensors on both the variants, vivo has also incorporated a less secure Face Unlock feature as well.

Both the devices are fuelled by a 3,200 mAh battery whereas connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Dual-band Wi-Fi (2X2MIMO), Bluetooth v5, GPS and microUSB. For enhanced audio experience, Vivo has also included AK4376A Hi-Fi chip in the X21 duo.

Vivo X21 – Pricing and Availability

Vivo has made the regular 64GB variant of Vivo X21 available in China priced at CNY 2,898 (~$458, PKR 52,500) whereas the 128GB model comes with price tag of CNY 3,198 (~$506, PKR 57,800). However both the variants are presented in three color options – Aurora White, Drill Black and Ruby Red.

On the other hand, the Vivo X21 Screen Fingerprint version will be offered in two colors – Drill Black and Ruby Red with price tag of CNY 3,598 (~$570, PKR 65,000) for the 6GB/128GB model. 

Both these devices will be made available in local market of Chine from March 24th with no words on the international exposure.

Stay tuned to know more about Vivo products.