Days after being certified at TENAA, the Vivo X21i has been launched in China as a cheaper sibling to the Vivo X21, which was released in March. The X21i is powered by a MediaTek Helio P60 chipset instead of the Snapdragon 660 processor on the Vivo X21. Vivo is currently retailing the X21i for a pre-order price of 2,698 yuan (approx. Rs 28,700) in China.
Similar to the X21 device, the Vivo X21i sports a 6.28-inch Super AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 19:9. There’s a notch at the top and a really thin bottom chin giving the device a screen-to-body ratio of 90.3 percent. The front of the device which is encased under a 2.5D glass also houses the 24-megapixel front-facing sensor to capture AI enhanced selfies.
The Vivo X21i is powered by a MediaTek MT6771 which we’ve come to know as the Helio P60. The device comes in two configurations and that’s where the catch lies since both these devices are priced the same. While users opting for 6GB RAM will only get 64GB of onboard storage, the 4GB RAM variant gets 128GB of storage which is actually a good mix of options.
The dual 12MP + 12MP camera employs AI features including scene and beauty mode with AI backlit to shoot videos against a brighter background. Even the 24MP front-facing sensor is equipped with an AI beauty mode, facial recognition and AR stickers.
Vivo has provided the X21i with the latest Android 8.1 Oreo on top of which its own FunTouch OS 4.0 UI overlays. The X21i houses the fingerprint scanner at the back of the device, unlike its expensive sibling which makes use of an in-screen fingerprint sensor.
The 4GB + 128GB variant as well as the 6GB + 64GB version of the Vivo X21i is available for an asking price of 2,698 yuan (approx. Rs 28,700) and can now be booked on pre-order in China. The X21i will be available in Polar Night Black, Aurora White and Ruby Red from May 19.