The Vivo X21 with In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology Retails at RM2,299

Vivo has finally released the X21 flagship smartphone in our Malaysia market with the brand new and futuristic unlocking experience with industry-leading In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. Combined with its FullView™ Display, AI photography and upgraded face recognition technology, the X21 is the ideal mobile partner for the tech-savvy consumer.

Vivo is pioneering innovation in the mobile industry once again with the new Vivo X21, which features a brand new and futuristic unlocking experience with industry-leading In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. 

“We make it our mission to enhance our customers’ mobile experience through our pursuit for innovation in mobile technology that is most relevant to consumers’ ever-evolving lifestyle. Vivo’s new flagship – the X21 – is a manifestation of this commitment. In fact, through our In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, we are making this secure and intuitive unlocking system more accessible to consumers, so that more people can enjoy this security feature,” said Mike Xu, Chief Executive Officer of Vivo Malaysia.

Through its continuous research into user needs, Vivo has consistently pursued innovation to solve consumer pain points. Having invested in long-term research and development to overcome the problems posed by mass producing In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, Vivo is finally bringing this secure and intuitive unlocking solution to more consumers. Vivo has also made major technology breakthroughs with its FullView™ Display and AI photography featured in the X21.

Two unlocking technologies to bring double convenience
Vivo has been the industry pioneer of In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology from showcasing its first prototype demonstration to successful mass production. To ensure user expectations for this technology are being met, Vivo has tasked its teams to innovate and perfect this technology on the new X21 to provide a reliable and secure unlocking solution to all consumers.

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 just a flick of the wrist and a press on the screen to unlock, this convenient and seamless process is intuitive for any user.

Other than In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, X21 also offers upgraded facial recognition technology with Face Access which scans users’ facial features for enhanced security. 

Impressive FullView™ experience with a screen-to-body ratio of over 90%
Vivo X21 has a 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 vibrant colors.

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. The smartphone is more than just smooth to the touch, X21 uses a new color-blending technique, which creates a unique luster that creates its elegant look.

AI Photography Brings a Superior User Experience
X21 continues Vivo’s heritage of photography leadership, featuring 12MP (24 million photographic units) front and rear cameras with Dual Pixel Sensors. The secondary rear camera is 5MP. Thanks to the larger photographic area of each pixel, X21’s camera significantly boosts the clarity of the photographs taken. The X21 features fast-focusing technology that rivals DSLRs, which enables it to focus fast and capture depth of field data in every pixel. 

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 automatically adjusts photography settings and effects to make it easy for the user to capture a great photo.

By upgrading Vivo’s photography technologies with AI, Vivo’s AI Face Beauty and AI HDR features can identify the subject’s gender, skin tone and surrounding lighting environment to create the ideal facial enhancement settings, even in a backlit environment. With AI Face Beauty learning the user’s specific preferences for beauty, it can generate custom beautification effects tailored to the user. Think of X21 as your personal make-over team packed into one intelligent device.

System level optimization enhances mobile entertainment
Hardware forms the basis of any user experience. 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. 

(Third from left) Cheng Weng Hong, Head of Consumer Sales, Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd; Mike Xu, Chief Executive Officer of vivo Malaysia and Jacky Phang, Division Head, Digital Gadgets at Senheng Electric Sdn Bhd unveiling the retail price for the new vivo X21. 

Availability in Malaysia
The Vivo X21 retails at RM2,299, and will be available nationwide starting 9th June 2018 at all Vivo concepts stores, authorised resellers and exclusively with Digi.  

To mark this exclusive collaboration with Digi, customers who purchase any vivo smartphones at vivo concept stores get an extra 5GB of mobile internet for 12 months when they sign up for a Digi Postpaid plan. They can redeem this special offer starting from July onwards. T & C apply.

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  1. Can't believe that Vivo beat Samsung and Apple to it. :D

    1. Hahaha... seems like the smartphone rat race is getting more and more interesting :D

  2. I've been using Vivo phone for few years. 2 different model. Not bad actually. Take photos pun okay. But looks like their price is getting more expensive edi wor....

    1. That I agree but currently they are quite advance in the smartphone technology compare to the rest... somemore can sponsor World Cup 2018! LOL


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