Vivo X21 launched in India with in-display fingerprint scanner

The Vivo X21 launch has brought India’s first phone with an under-display fingerprint scanner to the fore. The handset is being sold via Flipkart and the brand’s site today itself.

Vivo X21 Launch

To recall, the first Vivo X21 launch took place in China back in March this year. The company had actually announced 2 variants at the occasion, one without an in-display fingerprint reader and the other with. Only the latter has landed in India.

Vivo X21 Launch Price

Vivo has priced the phone at Rs 35990 in the country, making it one of the more premium options the company has to offer. The under-display fingerprint sensor is the main attraction here, allowing you to press the front of the screen to unlock the smartphone.

Vivo X21 Back

The innovation has allowed the X21 to cut down on bezels where the home button would be and avoid a rear-facing scanner. If the fingerprint reader isn’t to your liking, the firm also has a Face Scanner that combines AI and infrared light to unlock the device in 0.1 seconds.

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

Vivo has equipped the rear with a dual 12MP + 5MP camera setup. The former comes with an aperture of f/1.8 and Dual Pixel tech thanks to its Samsung S5K2L8 sensor. This allows it have a 2 x 12MP configuration for enhanced clarity and better low-light snaps. Even the selfie snapper has the same 12MP lens.

Specifications of the Vivo X21:

– Display: 6.28-inch Super AMOLED 19:9, 2280 x 1080 pixels
– OS: Android 8.1 Oreo-based Funtouch OS 4.0
– Memory: 128GB, expandable up to 256GB
– 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 VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GLONASS, Wi-Fi, microUSB 2.0, USB OTG, GPS

Once again, you can buy the Vivo X21 via Flipkart and the company’s website. It’s available in a black color option at the moment, with the gold model set to arrive soon. Launch offers include 5% cashback on SBI cards, no cost EMIs for 12 months, and an extra Rs 3000 off over the regular exchange rate.