Vivo X21, X21 UD with under-display fingerprint scanner unveiled

Vivo X21 UD
Vivo X21 UD

Vivo has come out with its second under-display fingerprint scanning phone, or technically third if you count the as-yet-unreleased Apex. The new X21 arrives on the heels of the X20 Plus UD with an upgraded list of specs.

The Vivo X21 will be sold in 2 variants, with one featuring a rear-facing fingerprint scanner and the other an in-display fingerprint scanner. The regular one is priced at CNY 2898 (roughly Rs 29900) for the 64GB option and CNY 3198 (approx Rs 33000) for the 128GB one. The special X21 UD version is available only in a 128GB model at CNY 3598 (about Rs 37100).

The X21 actually looks pretty similar to the notched Oppo R15, which in turn looks just like the iPhone X. Vivo has even aped the vertical alignment of the dual rear 12MP + 5MP cameras. The company has further included a Face Wake 2.0 tool with 3D mapping and IR light to unlock the phone.

Vivo X21
Vivo X21

Specifications of the Vivo X21 at a glance:

– OS: Android 8.1 Oreo-based Funtouch OS 4.0
– Display: 6.28-inch Super AMOLED 19:9, 2280 x 1080 pixels
– Memory: 64GB/128GB
– RAM: 6GB
– CPU: octa-core Snapdragon 660
– GPU: Adreno 512
– Battery: 3200mAh
– Camera: 12MP + 5MP rear, 12MP front
– Size: 154.5 x 74.8 x 7.4mm
– Weight: 156.2g
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Wi-Fiac, microUSB 2.0, USB OTG

Also Read: Vivo’s Apex phone has a pop-up camera and half-screen fingerprint scanner

Vivo, Oppo, and OnePlus are all owned by the same brand, BBK Electronics. Given the similarity between the first pair’s most recent phones, many are assuming that the last will adopt a similar design for the OnePlus 6. Some strong evidence has arrived to back up this theory, so don’t be surprised if this notch-happy style shows up again for a third time at some point in June.