Vivo is officially the first to bring to mass market, with upper midrange pricing, an in-display fingerprint sensor smartphone, the Vivo X21. Technically, the $2,000 Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS is the first to have an in-display fingerprint sensor – but the sensor was either redundant (as there’s also a rear fingerprint sensor) or unreliable. The Vivo X21 is more affordable and its in-display fingerprint sensor is more reliable. The P29,999 X21 will be available nationwide starting June 22. It will also be available at Shopee and Akulaku.

Vivo X21 price, Vivo X21 specs, Vivo X21 review
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Vivo X21 Specs

6.28-inch Super AMOLED screen with 2.5D curved glass
– FHD+ (2280 x 1080 resolution) with 402 ppi
– Gorilla Glass 3 protection
2.2GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor
– with Qualcomm AIE Artificial Intelligence Chip
Adreno 512 GPU
6GB RAM | 128GB storage up to 256GB via micro SD card
Rear Camera: 12MP f/1.8 + 5MP f/2.4
– with Dual Pixel PDAF and LED flash
– shoots 4K video
Selfie Camera: 12MP f/2.0 with A.I. Face Beauty
3,200mAh Battery with fast charging
Android 8.1 Oreo w/ Funtouch OS 4.0
In-Display Fingerprint Sensor
WiFi, 4G LTE w/ VLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, dual SIM (hybrid)
Accelerometer, light, orientation, proximity, gyroscope, sound, magnetic
Face Unlock, AK4376A HiFi DAC
Comes in Black, Aurora White, Ruby Red
154.45 x 74.78 x 7.37 mm | 156.2 g
Price: PHP 29,999

Vivo X21 price, Vivo X21 specs, Vivo X21 review
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Unlike other smartphones, the Vivo X21 has no physical rear or bottom-chin fingerprint sensor, and instead allows its user to rely, for unlocking the phone, on the in-display fingerprint sensor or face unlock. Apart from relying on A.I. for improved selfies, the X21’s A.I. also learns your phone use habits and adapts optimally, and has A.I. Game Mode that eliminates distractions so you can focus on your game. Also, the Vivo X21โ€™s AK4376A Hi-Fi audio chip gives users super clear sound.

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