Oppo is not the only BBK company which is planning to release new upper-midrange devices focused on camera and innovation. Right after OPPO teased its upcoming R15 and R15 Plus, Vivo X21 has received the official Chinese 3C certification. According to the listing, the upcoming handset will be released in four different variants: Vivo X21, X21UD, X21A and X21 UD A. We guess that the first two variants will be the most powerful and expensive ones, while the third and the fourth one will be their affordable alternatives.
The two UD variants will feature an under-display fingerprint scanner just like the Vivo X20 Plus UD, thanks to the chip launched by Synaptics around the end of 2017. So, with the Under-Display versions of the Vivo X21, it will be possible to unlock the phone just by touching the display. According to the latest rumours, the device will have a custom borderless display supplied by Samsung. At least the first two variants of the handset, i.e. the X21 and the X21 UD, are expected to come with the octa-core Snapdragon 670 SoC by Qualcomm.
This processor is still not official, but given that Qualcomm has just announced the Snapdragon 700 series at MWC 2018 we guess that SD670 too will be unveiled soon. Vivo X21 is also tipped to come with 18W fast charging, but it was expected given that Snapdragon 6xx usually support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology. We do not know whether the X21 and X21 A will come with a notch.
Recent leaks have already shown a Vivo V9 with a notch, which is similar to the upcoming Oppo R15 and R15 Plus, at least in its front panel. The V9 will offer a 24 MP selfie camera according to a poster spotted in Indonesia. However, considering that there will be a UD version of the X21, expect a very high screen-to-body ratio.