After many leaks, the Vivo X21i finally gets its official release in China yesterday. Just like I expected, the Vivo X21i looks similar to its X21 siblings in terms of design, hardware and features. Though similar, there are some notable changes as well. To discover the additions, let me take you on a ride revealing the Vivo X21i full specifications and features, You also get to see its price and release date.
Vivo X21i Fearures
The Vivo X21i came with a MediaTek Helio P60 chipset, which is different from the Snapdragon 660 chipset in the standard Vivo X21. Another notable difference is the front-facing camera that has been increased from 12MP to 24Mp, which makes the Vivo X21i more of a selfie-centric phone.
The Vivo X21i also feature a 6.28 inch (1080 x 2280 pixel) Super AMOLED display with 19:9 aspect ratio. It also have a familiar notch on the top that helps it to an impressive 90.3% screen-to-body ratio. The top and side bezels are nearly non-existent and the panel is packed inside a 154.73 x 74.98 x 6.99 mm body, which weighs just 159g.
The Vivo X21i came in two different memory options; 6GB RAM + 64GB storage and 4GB RAM + 128GB. This is indeed a storage swap, but the interesting part is that both phones have the same price. The fingerprint reader of the Vivo X21i is placed right below the dual camera setup, which is made up of 12MP sensors aided by AI scene detection. The camera has the ability of recognizing gender, skin tone, environment and applies the most suitable filter.
The Vivo X21i is powered by a 3425mAh battery, and it runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box with FunTouch OS 4.0 on top.
Vivo X21i Specifications
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 8(900), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, May 19th|
|Dimensions||154.4 x 75 x 7 mm (6.08 x 2.95 x 0.28 in)|
|Weight||159 g (5.61 oz)|
|SIM||Hybrid Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.28 inches, 98.4 cm2 (~85.0% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~402 ppi density)|
|– Funtouch OS 4.0|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6771 Helio P60|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4×2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|Internal||128 GB, 4 GB RAM or 64 GB, 6 GB RAM|
|Primary||Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.5″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF) + 5 MP (f/2.0), phase detection autofocus, LED flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– 32-bit/192kHz audio|
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS|
|USB||microUSB 2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
|– Fast battery charging|
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
|Non-removable Li-Ion 3425 mAh battery|
|Colors||Black, Aurora White, Ruby Red|
|Price||About 430 EUR|
Vivo X21i Release Date
The Vivo X21i will be released and made available for purchase in China starting from May 19, 2018. The device comes in three colours; Aurora White, Ruby Red, and Polar Night Black.
Vivo X21i Price
The Vivo X21i price cost just CNY2,698 in China (about $425 in the United States) for both storage options. The prices and availability for other countries like Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya and other Asian countries will be announced soon.