The Vivo X23 might soon be made official. The Chinese smartphone maker has put up an official page for its flagship-class device. The successor to Vivo’s first smartphone with under-display fingerprint scanner, has been making regular appearances in leaks. Now the company is allowing eager buyers to register their interest for the same.
Vivo X23 smartphone has been regularly spotted in several images and leaks. The device just made an appearance on a Chinese TV show, wherein the presenter used the device to take images that showcased the ultra-wide angle photography abilities of the smartphone. Without wasting any time after the promotion, Vivo has officially acknowledged the existence of the X23 by dedicating a webpage on its Chinese website.
The company has put up several images that highlight the features of the Vivo X23. Most of the specifications of the X23 smartphone have already surfaced in several leaks, but this is the first time the Chinese smartphone maker has publicly released official information about the device. Let us try and understand the specifications and features of the smartphone that certainly appears to be a premium Android device.
Vivo X23: Specifications
The specifications of the just-confirmed Vivo X23 have previously leaked on Chinese micro-blogging platform Weibo. According to the spec sheet and the Vivo X23 webpage, the smartphone sports a large 6.4-inch sized display. The display has a Full HD+ resolution and a 19:9 aspect ratio. The currently available Vivo X21 features a 6.28-inch sized AMOLED display, and it appears Vivo is using an AMOLED display on the X23 as well. The front and back of the smartphone is made of 3D glass design that shimmers and shines.
The Vivo X23 sports a beautiful water drop design screen that significantly boosts the screen to body ratio of the smartphone. According to the page, the X23 has a highly impressive screen to body ratio of 91.2 percent. The tiny island on the top houses the front camera.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 processor, coupled with 8GB RAM, will power the Vivo X23. It is certainly a good upgrade over the 660 SoC that powers the X21. The 670 SoC, a new addition to the mid-range chipset family, only offers higher efficiency but also comes with faster AI performance, a Hexagon 685 DSP, and a Spectra 250 dual-camera ISP. The smartphone will launch with the Android 8.1 Oreo-based Funtouch OS 4.0 out of the box.
The Vivo X23 will have an dual rear camera setup. The vertaically placed rear camera unit will have several AI-powered features. However, Vivo specifically highlighted the “AI. Ultra wide-angle photography.” during its promotion. It is likely that the smartphone uses AI to “develop” a wide-angle photo by taking in more information and stitching the same together seamlessly.
Vivo X23: Features
Incidentally, Vivo was expected to launch two variants of the Vivo X23. The base variant of the X23 was to include 8GB of RAM. The more expensive version was rumored to pack 10GB of RAM. In terms of storage, the Vivo X23 could have 128GB of onboard storage. The most expensive configuration might pack 256GB of onboard storage.
The webpage put up by Vivo hints at a single variant. There could be other variants with more internal storage. However, there are no indications about the same. The variant highlighted has an an in-display fingerprint sensor as well as 3D facial recognition
The only information about the camera hardware was available from the TV show, which merely confirmed the wide-angle aspect. As believed earlier, the X23 does feature an AI-powered dual-camera setup allows 4K video capture. The spec sheet also hints the X23 has a dedicated DAC feature for high fidelity audio.
Vivo’s official page for the Vivo X23 also indicates there are several offers, including discounts on select merchandise, including a circular Bluetooth speaker from JBL, and a stylish backpack.
Vivo X23: Expected Price in India
Vivo has just officially acknowledged the existence of the Vivo X23 smartphone. Although the webpage allows buyers to “Reserve” the X23 smartphone, there’s no information about pricing. With the announcement, Vivo could be merely judging the response from interested buyers.
The Vivo X21 is currently available Rs. 34,190. Given the specifications, and hardware, Vivo may price the X23 slightly higher than its predecessor. We expect the Vivo X23 to be priced under Rs.35,000 in India.