Vivo, the Chinese Smartphone Manufacturer silently announced Vivo X21i, the cheaper variant of Company’s flagship offering Vivo X21 which sported an in-display fingerprint sensor from its portfolio of ‘X Series’ in China on May, 2018. the highlight feature of the device is its 6.28-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED 19:9 display with a notch, screen-to-body ratio of 90.3 percent, and a AI-powered Selfie camera.
The VIVO X21i bears a 6.28-inch (2280 × 1080 pixels) Full HD+ 19:9 Super AMOLED display powered by an 2GHz Octa Core MediaTek Helio P60 12nm processor paired with ARM Mali-G72 MP3 GPU. the device is packed with 4GB RAM / 128GB storage and 6GB RAM / 64GB storage variant and supports storage expansion up to 256GB via MicroSD card. it runs on FunTouch operating system 4.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo and is backed by an 3,245mAh battery with fast charging capabilities. unlike its elder sibling which features in-display fingerprint sensor the smaller sibling sports an rear facing fingerprint sensor.
In the camera department, the device sports an dual rear camera setup stacked vertically with 12-megapixel primary Samsung 2L9 sensor with Dual Pixel technology, LED flash, f/1.8 aperture, and a 5-megapixel secondary sensor with f/2.4 aperture which captures depth-of-view effects for portrait shots. it also includes panorama and AR stickers. On the front, there’s an 24-megapixel front-facing Ai-powered camera with AI Beauty, f/2.0 aperture for Selfies and Video calling. it supports Face unlock technology which scans 1024 facial feature, and comes with AI scene recognition which automatically detect scenes and adjust camera settings accordingly.
Connectivity options includes Hybrid Dual SIM (nano + nano/microSD), 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4 GHz + 5 GHz), Bluetooth 4.2, AK4376A Hi-Fi audio chip, GPS, Micro-USB 2.0 with OTG support, and a 3.5mm audio jack. onboard sensors includes Gravity sensor, Photosensitive sensor, Proximity sensor, and Gyroscope. it measures at 154.37 x 74.98 x 6.99 mm and weighs at 159 grams.
The VIVO X21i is priced at CNY 2598 (approx Rs. 27,000 ) for the 4GB RAM / 128GB storage variant and 6GB RAM / 64GB storage variant and is available in Ruby Red, Extreme Black, and Aurora White color options. the device will go on sale starting from May 19 via the company’s official stores offline and online via company’s e-store, JD.com, Tmall, and Suning.