Vivo X21s announced: A bigger, longer lasting Vivo X21 is here


The Vivo X21s. Vivo

  • The Vivo X21s has been announced by the Chinese brand.
  • Vivo’s latest phone is largely identical to the X21, but offers a slightly bigger battery and larger display.
  • The new phone will retail for ~$361 in China, putting it squarely in the mid-range price bracket.

The Vivo X21 was a landmark device for the company, coming as part of the first wave of phones with an in-display fingerprint sensor. The brand then followed up with the MediaTek-powered Vivo X21i, and the variants aren’t stopping just yet.

Vivo has just launched the Vivo X21s (h/t: MySmartPrice), and it’s mostly identical to the standard model. That means a Snapdragon 660 chipset, 6GB of RAM, and a 12MP+5MP (f/1.8 and f/2.4) rear camera setup. The phone also retains the X21’s in-display fingerprint sensor.

There are a few key differences though, such as a 3,400mAh battery, a 24MP f/2.0 selfie camera, and a 6.41-inch full HD+ AMOLED screen with a waterdrop notch. By comparison, the vanilla X21 offers a 3,200mAh battery, a 12MP selfie shooter, and a notched 6.28-inch full HD+ screen. Additionally, the new phone is only available in a 128GB variant, as opposed to the X21’s 64GB and 128GB options.

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Fortunately, the Vivo X21s has a headphone jack, but it seems like the device is still using the older microUSB port rather than USB Type-C. As for software, the new phone packs Android 8.1 powered by Vivo’s FunTouch OS — no Android Pie just yet.

The Vivo X21s is set to retail for 2,498 yuan (~$360), which means it’s one of the cheaper devices with an in-display fingerprint sensor. It’s not the cheapest one though, as the recent Oppo K1 offers an in-display scanner for ~$231. 

It seems like the new phone is only available in China right now, but you can check out the store listing via the button below.


via Android Authority

November 9, 2018 at 01:29AM