After surprising everyone with the new SD845-powered flagship NEX and its variants, Vivo has decided to launch a new color variant of its latest upper-midrange in Taiwan: Vivo X21. The handset has been released in the Asian country in a new lively hue: Glare Red. The specific variant released in this color is the one with the in-display fingerprint reader, and it carries a price tag of 3600 Yuan in Taiwan, which roughly translates into $554. The device retains the same design and the same specs sheet of the other color variants already in the market, even though it may look way more attractive for some people.
Vivo X21 features a shiny glass back and an aluminum frame, as well as a notched display with a very high screen-to-body ratio. The screen has a size of 6.28 inches and it shows images at a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels. On the hardware side, it features a midrange Snapdragon 660 chipset, that is an octa-core processor by Qualcomm running at a max clock frequency of 2.2 GHz. It is supported by 6 GB of RAM and 64 or 128 GB of internal storage depending on the specific configuration. It even features a dual camera setup on its back with pretty nice performance.
The dual camera is composed of a 12 MP primary sensor with a f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 5 MP sensor with a f/2.4 aperture. The front camera has a 12 MP resolution and a f/2.0 aperture. The front camera supports facial recognition, an additional authentication system (in case you do not like the in-display fingerprint reader) which is able to recognize 1024 points for a very safe authentication. The battery has a capacity of 3200 mAh and it supports fast charging, while the operating system installed out of the box is Android 8.1 Oreo customized with Funtouch OS 4.0, a custom iteration of Google’s operating system with several additional features.