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Qualcomm Snapdragon 660-powered Vivo X21s hits China

Vivo X21s Android phablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 (Source: MySmartPrice News)
Vivo X21s Android phablet (Source: MySmartPrice News)
Only available in a 6 GB/128 GB memory/storage configuration, the Vivo X21s can be acquired in China for around US$360 and sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, a 12 + 5 MP dual camera setup on the back with AI-driven scene detection, as well as a generous 6.41-inch display with a small notch.

The mid-range sector is getting more interesting with each new release, but often some of the more interesting new devices only launch in China. The new Vivo X21s, for example, is a massive handset with an in-display fingerprint reader, a waterdrop notch, and mid-range specs that retails for around US$360 in China and would probably become a popular handset in other areas of the world as well, its only problem being the limited availability.

The Vivo X21s is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor, which is a common presence in the mid-range sector. Its companions include 6 GB of memory, 128 GB of internal storage space, a 6.41-inch display with 2,340 x 1,080 pixels (a 19.5:9 display ratio and an impressive 91.2 percent screen-to-body ratio), as well as a 25 MP selfie shooter and a 12 + 5 MP dual setup on the back.

If the in-display fingerprint reader is not your cup of tea, you can also use the facial recognition capabilities (IR Face Unlock works great in dark surroundings as well) of this handset. The list of connectivity features includes Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS, 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band.

A 3,400 mAh battery is driving all the above, while Android 8.1 Oreo with Funtouch OS 4.5 on top is in charge of the software department. 

The Vivo X21s only comes in a color known as "Starry Night Black," but the best part of the story is that — at least in some markets — this handset can be acquired as the Vivo V11 Pro.


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Codrut Nistor, 2018-11-12 (Update: 2018-11-12)