Vivo X23 Hands-on Images Leak in Glossy Blue Colour Design; Launch Could be Very Soon

After an alleged spec sheet, three hands-on images of the upcoming Vivo X23 have surfaced online.

Vivo’s Jovi AI assistant recently spilled the beans on the launch date of Vivo’s upcoming high-end device, likely dubbed the X23. A blurry image showing the upcoming smartphone had surfaced online earlier this week, hinting at a “notch-less” display. However, new hands-on images of the X23 have now leaked online, revealing a tiny notch at the top, similar to OPPO’s water drop design on the new F9 and R17 series smartphones.

Vivo X23: Hands-On Images Reveal Water Drop Notch Design

The Vivo X23 hands-on image suggests the smartphone will be Vivo’s first to adopt a water drop notch design. With Vivo being OPPO’s sister brand, it is hardly surprising that the company has decided to adopt the water drop design on its next X series smartphone. In terms of the overall design, however, the X23 seems to have a greater resemblance to the Vivo NEX than the OPPO R17 or F9 smartphones. The smartphone has a glass back panel with a gradient finish. We don’t see any fingerprint sensor in the leaked images, which confirms the Vivo X23 will come equipped with an in-display fingerprint sensor. We can also be sure that the X23 will have an impressive screen-to-body ratio thanks to the new notch design, possibly matching or at least nearing the R17’s 91.5% ratio.

Vivo X23: Rumored Specifications, Features

Going by a recently leaked spec sheet of the smartphone on Weibo, the X23 will sport a 6.4-inch sized display. The current X21 features a 6.28-inch sized AMOLED display, so the upcoming X23 will have a slightly bigger display than its predecessor. Thanks to the notch at the top, we expect it to have a similar Full HD+ resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio. The base version of the smartphone is rumored to come with a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, while the more expensive versions will feature an in-display fingerprint sensor as well as 3D facial recognition.

Moving on to performance, the Vivo X23 is expected to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 10nm octa-core processor, which is an impressive upgrade compared to the Snapdragon 660 chipset powering the X21. The new chipset not only offers higher efficiency but also comes with faster AI performance, a Hexagon 685 DSP, and a Spectra 250 dual-camera ISP. In the memory department, the base variant of the X23 is expected to include 8GB of RAM. However, it is not yet clear if the more expensive versions of the Vivo X23 will be equipped with 10GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the Vivo X23 is expected to be available with 128GB of onboard storage. The most expensive configuration might even come equipped with 256GB of onboard storage. There is no information available yet on the camera hardware, although we can be certain that the X23 will feature an AI-powered dual-camera setup with 4K video capture. The leaked spec sheet also suggested the X23 will come with a dedicated DAC to impress all the audiophiles out there. In terms of software, we expect the Vivo X23 to launch with the Android 8.1 Oreo-based Funtouch OS 4.0 out of the box.

Vivo X23: Expected Price in India

As we mentioned earlier, Vivo’s Jovi voice assistant recently revealed that the X23 will be launched in China on the 20th of August. However, Vivo is yet to release any official X23 teaser yet, which makes us think that Jovi may have been wrong with the date. That said, we do expect the Vivo X23 to be made official soon in China. While we cannot be completely sure, there is a good chance that the X23 will be launched in India a few weeks after its launch in China. We expect the X23 to be priced under Rs.35,000 in India.

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