Vivo has been going great guns in the smartphone market in China and India, with frequent new launches and strong contenders to take on existing category rulers. Vivo’s smartphones have been placed to take on other Chinese smartphones such as OnePlus, with mid-range offerings that provide great bang for the buck. Keeping up its pace, the Chinese smartphone maker has launched another version of its popular flagship device Vivo X21.
Vivo X21 Night Purple: Launch in China
Vivo’s flagship X21 was launched in a new Magic Night Purple edition in China today, at a retail price of 3,298 Chinese Yuan. By comparison, the standard Black model was launched in China at 2,898 Chinese Yuan. The tall screen handset comes with impressive camera equipment and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 SoC. The Magic Night Purple edition of the smartphone was launched on similar lines as the Night Purple edition of the Vivo X21i. The latter was launched on July 7 in China at a price of 2,598 Chinese Yuan with a very similar colour and finish, but the X21 looks better.
Apart from the colour, all specifications and features of the new edition remain the same as the standard Vivo X21. Let’s take a look.
Vivo X21 Night Purple: Features, Specifications
The Vivo X21 Magic Night Purple edition has a Vivo Funtouch OS 4.0 skin, based on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon octa-core 660 SoC, engineered with 4×2.2 GHz and 4×1.8 GHz Kyro 260 cores. Gamers would be happy to know that the device packs Adreno 512 GPU, and comes with a Super AMOLED screen. The display itself is 6.2-inch diagonally, and the aspect ratio is 18:9, with a Full HD+ screen resolution of 2280×1080 pixels.
The sleek body design features slim bezels and notch display, with a fingerprint sensor fitted inside the screen.
Camera gear is strong, with dual pixel sensors on both front and rear. The rear dual camera has a dual pixel 12MP primary sensor paired to a 5MP secondary one. The primary sensor has a wide aperture of f/1.8, while the front 12MP shooter also has a fairly wide aperture of f/2.0.
The front camera is supported by AI and has face unlock feature.
The Vivo X21 Magic Night Purple edition, like its standard edition, has 128GB of internal storage which is expandable to 256GB. The standard and only RAM option is 6GB, supported by a quick-charge-enabled 3,200 mAh battery. Connectivity features include Bluetooth 5.0 and WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac.
Vivo X21 Night Purple Variant: Expected Price in India
The Vivo X21 Magic Night Purple edition was launched for an MRP of 3,298 Chinese Yuan today. That works to around Rs 33,805 by the current exchange rate. Given that the new model is 400 Chinese Yuan costlier than the launch price of the standard edition, we expect the price in India to be higher by about Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000. Presently, the Vivo X21 is available only in Black colour in India, with the best selling price of Rs 34,990 on Amazon. When launched in India, the Magic Night Purple edition could be priced closer to the Rs 40,000 mark.
On the other hand, the Vivo X21i hasn’t yet been launched in India even in its standard edition, which has the same specs as the Night Purple edition. The phone packs the same screen except that the fingerprint scanner goes to the rear side. The front shooter is also heavier, with 24MP. The RAM is lighter in this model, at only 4GB instead of the 6GB that the X21 gets. However, internal storage remains the same 128GB. This handset is expected to be launched soon at Rs 37,999.