Earlier today, Vivo announced the Vivo V11 Pro smartphone in India and now it has unveiled the Vivo X23 phone through a launch event in China. The X23 has arrived with fourth generation in-display fingerprint reader and it boasts a premium appeal thanks to its 3D glass rear.
Design and Display
According to Vivo, the 3D glass back of the Vivo X23 has been constructed by engraving tens of thousands of silk ridges on a diaphragm of less than 80cm2 along with plasma polishing using a unique gas. The size of the metallic frame has been reduced to 2.6mm from 3.2mm when compared to the predecessor phone.
The phone comes in multiple color options such as color gradient Phantom Purple, Phantom Red which has a bright red appearance, Magic Night that has a touch of blue hue. There are two other color gradient models such as Fashion Purple and Fashion Orange that have large-sized Vivo branding across the rear panel. The handset measures 157.68 x 74.06 x 7.47mm and it weighs 160.5 grams.
The Vivo X23 features a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED screen with slim bezels and a reduced notch because of which it offers an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. Built with COF process, the display panel carries support Full HD+ resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels. It offers an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 19.5:9. The display is slightly curved towards the left and right edges.
The fourth generation in-display fingerprint scanner is embedded under the screen of the phone. The improved biometric recognition technology can unlock the phone in just 0.35 seconds.
Chipset, RAM and Battery
The Vivo X23 is equipped with Snapdragon 670 chipset. It is assisted by 8 GB of RAM. It has an internal storage of 128 GB. The handset runs on Android 8.1 Oreo OS that is overlaid with FunTouch OS 4.1 skin. The device also includes Jovi AI assistant. The handset is fueled by 3,400mAh battery that carries support for 22.5W fast charging.
Vivo has introduced twin-turbo acceleration technology through the X23 which includes two features such as System Turbo and Game Turbo. The work of System Turbo is to improve the performance of the apps by 100 percent whereas the Game Turbo arranges the resources of the phone to ensure smooth gaming experience. Vivo has developed the Game Turbo in collaboration with Unreal Engine, Tencent Game Lab and Netease Game Lab in China.
Cameras and Other Features
The Vivo X23 has a front-facing camera of 12-megapixel with f/2.0 aperture. The back panel of features a vertical dual camera setup that includes a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 13-megapixel wide-angle lens with f/2.4 aperture and field of view of 125 degrees. The X23 offers various photography features such as AI beauty, AI scene detection, AR stickers and more.
For Hi-Fi audio performance, the Vivo X23 is equipped with AK4377A audio chip. The handset supports facial scanning through the front camera. For facial identification in dark, the X23 is equipped with IR lens. The connectivity features available on the X23 include dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, USB-C, GPS and 3.5mm audio jack.
Pricing and Availability
The Vivo X23 has arrived with a price of 3,498 Yuan (~$510) in China. The official sales of the smartphone will begin in the home market on Sept. 14. The special Vivo Logo Phone variants will be available in the market by Oct. 1. As of this writing, there is no confirmation on the other markets that will be receiving the X23 handset.
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