Vivo formally launched last Thursday (June 21) in the Philippines its newest flagship phone that carries the state-of-the-art In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology – the Vivo X21.

Vivo X21 replaces the rear fingerprint sensor with the latest In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. This allows the sleek and unified design of the smartphone to be preserved without the need for a rear fingerprint sensor. With a flick of the wrist and a press on the screen to unlock, this convenient and seamless process is intuitive for any user.

Aside from the In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, the X21 also offers an upgraded facial recognition technology through Face Access for enhanced security.

The event held at the grand ballroom of Okada Manila was attended by various lifestyle and tech media outfits as well as several Vivo X21 ambassadors which includes singer TJ Monterde, actors Maris Racal and Chienna Filomeno, and vloggers Vern and Verniece Enciso.



The Vivo X21


Taking phone design to the extraordinary, X21 has ditched the metal body for a new 3D glass back cover. Every arc and curve on the back cover are ergonomically optimized to ensure comfort in your hand, with only 3.1mm thick in the middle. More than just smooth to the touch, X21 uses a new color-blending technique, which creates a unique luster that creates its elegant look.

Aside from the In-Display Fingerprint Scanner, the Vivo X21 also boast of its 6.28-inch 19:9 FHD+ FullView Display. With a super slim notch, and 1.66mm side bezels, it achieves a 90.3% screen-to-body ratio to provide a wider viewing experience compared to other similar-sized phones.

Vivo has even enhanced its software to support the notch and developed a notification bar that maintains an immersive experience. Maximizing the beauty of the display, Vivo X21 uses P3 display color management technology and supports a P3 wide color gamut to ensure more accurate, natural and saturated colors.


X21 continues Vivo’s heritage of photography leadership, featuring 12MP front and rear cameras with Dual Pixel Sensors. The secondary rear camera is 5MP. On top of this, the X21 features fast focusing technology that rivals DSLRs, which enables it to focus fast and capture depth of field data in every pixel.

The Vivo X21’s AI Scene Recognition not only identifies night, sports, vibration or back light scenarios, but it can also detect and identify 18 tags and 140 scenarios such as portraits, food and plants as it shoots. It then actively adjusts photography settings and effects to make it easy for the user to capture a great photo.

The X21 also upgraded its AI Face Beauty and AI HDR features – the phone  camera can now identify the subject’s sex, skin tone and surrounding lighting environment to create the ideal facial enhancement settings, even in a backlit environment. With AI Face Beauty can generate custom beautification effects tailored to each user. Think of X21 as your personal make-over team packed into one intelligent device.


The X21 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE chip which can effectively utilize CPU resources for complex AI and neural computing. Its 6GB RAM + 128GB ROM increases the speed of launching, loading and switching even large and complex mobile games. With the large storage space, users can go wild downloading all the applications, movies and photos they want without the hassle of clearing space.


While gaming, the system will automatically adjust the CPU to optimize performance according to the game’s resources for a smoother gaming experience. The Game Mode on X21 even prevents accidental touch operations, ensuring gamers only make the moves they intended.


X21 continues Vivo’s Hi-Fi legacy and houses the AK4376A audio chipset. It is also equipped with Deep Field technology, which was developed by Vivo to provide panoramic surround, mega bass, clear voice effects and various environmental audio effects, allowing users to tailor their audio experience.

The event also came to life with live performances from two of Vivo Philippines’ most talented brand ambassadors and the country’s top recording artist and performers – Julie Anne San Jose and Darren Espanto.





The launch also announces the phone brand’s partnership with Shopee and Akulaku Philippines.

Here are the Specs for your appreciation:

  • DISPLAY – 6.28-inch AMOLED display @ 2280 x 1080px, 402ppi
  • CPU – Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 2.2GHz octa-core
  • GPU – Adreno 512RAM 6GB
  • STORAGE – 64GB/128GB internal storage
  • MICROSD – expandable up to 256GB (uses SIM2 slot)
  • REAR CAMERA – Dual 12 MP + 5 MP (f/2.4) rear cameras with LED Flash
  • FRONT CAMERA – 12MP f/2.0 front camera
  • SECURITY FEATURES – Fingerprint scanner (Under display) / Face Access
  • SIM – Hybrid Dual SIM (nano), Dual Standby
  • LTE – 4G LTEWiFiWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band
  • BLUETOOTH – 5.0
  • AUDIO – Low-power mic w/ DSP module / NXP noise reduction / Voice unlock
  • PORT – microUSB
  • OS – Vivo FunTouch OS 4.0 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
  • BATTERY – 3200 mAh Li-Ion battery (non-removable) w/ fast charging
  • DIMENSIONS – 154.5 x 74.8 x 7.4 mm
  • WEIGHT – 156.2g
  • COLORS – Black, Ruby Red

The Vivo X21 is priced at 29,999 Pesos and is now available in select concept stores.

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