At CES 2018, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Vivo launched X20 Plus, the first smartphone with an on-screen fingerprint sensor. Its successor, the Vivo X21, is slated to be unveiled at a media event in China on March 19. There were some initial rumors that the unannounced Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 chipset would power the smartphone, but the recent appearance of the Vivo X21 UD A on GeekBench puts all those rumors to rest.
The Vivo X21 will likely be available in multiple variants, and it looks like the Vivo X21 UD A is one of them. Interestingly, the UD may mean stand under the display, which means it will also sport an in-screen fingerprint sensor. The GeekBench listing also reveals the device will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, the same as its predecessor.
It will offer 6 GB of RAM, and it’s speculated that other variants will be offering 4 GB of RAM. The X21 runs Android 8.1 Oreo, which is a new addition to both the X20 and the X20 Plus runs Android 7.1 Nougat. In the GeekBench listing, it scored 1608 in the single-core while managing a score of 5852 in the multi-core test.
It was recently confirmed that the Vivo V9 would sport a 6.9 display with FHD+ (2280 x 1080 pixels) resolution and a top-notch like the Apple iPhone X display. We can assume that the X21 will share the same display. As for the design, we recently saw the Vivo APEX smartphone at MWC 2018, which has an almost 100% screen-to-body ratio. There is no doubt that the company will take some design cues from the smartphone. From other leaked images, it was revealed that the Vivo X21 would sport a dual camera setup at the rear stacked at a vertical position like the iPhone X. It seems like the X21 will be a lot similar to the iPhone X but will give tough completion to this year’s flagships such as the Galaxy S9 series.