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Vivo's concept phone has a half-screen in display fingerprint sensor

Vivo's concept phone has a half-screen in display fingerprint sensor

Vivo is not launching the regular X21 and there's a slight possibility that it may sell the X21 UD in India as simply the X21.

Vivo is gearing up to launch Vivo X21 UD smartphone on May 29. As of now, there's no clarity whether the company will only launch the Vivo X21 with in-display fingerprint scanner or it plans to also the standard version with fingerprint scanner at the back. Notably, the Vivo X21 is one of the few smartphones to receive Google's Android P beta update.

Vivo X20 Plus UD was showcased at CES 2018 and then launched in China in the month of January, but it never made it to the Indian market.

The Invite delivered by Vivo includes a large "X" that traces in the forefront of an X-series smartphone in India. The display covers more than 85 percent of the front panel with just a notch on the top, to house the front-camera and companion sensors to enable face unlocking capability and 3D face mapping.

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The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor with 6GB RAM and 64GB/128GB of onboard storage options. This smartphone will have 6.28 inch full HD screen with super AMOLED display. In China, it is priced at CNY 3,598 (approximately Rs 36,100). For those unaware, this was Vivo's second handset to feature an in-display fingerprint sensor, the first one being Vivo X20 Plus UD. It will include an internal storage of 128GB, which can be further expanded up to 256GB via microSD card.

The rear side is equipped with dual camera sensors comprising of 12MP (f/1.8 aperture) and 5MP (f/2.4 aperture) sensors respectively. It will be backed up by a 3200mAh battery. A fingerprint scanner will be placed on the back of the phone, while a 3.5mm headphone jack will also be a part of the package.

Moving on, the smartphone runs Android 8.1 Oreo which will supposedly come layered with Vivo's Funtouch OS atop. The connectivity aspects include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, OTG and Global Positioning System. Dimensions Of the telephone are 154.5×74.8×7.4mm and weight will be 156.2 g.