The Vivo X23 was listed on the company’s website in China earlier this month, giving us a clear look at its design. A few new live images of the smartphone have now leaked on the web, showing off the smartphone’s Halo FullView display. It has also been confirmed that the Vivo X23 will be making its debut in China on September 6th at an event in Beijing.
Vivo X23: Official Launch Set For September 6
It was recently rumored that the Vivo X23 would be launched in China on August 30th. However, it has now been confirmed on Weibo that the X23 will be officially unveiled in China at 19:30 local time in Beijing on September 6th. The company has also roped in celebrities Liu Wen, Cai Xukun, and Lu Han to endorse the upcoming smartphone. Three color options are expected to be available – Magic Night Blue, Phantom Red, and Phantom Purple.
Vivo X23: More Live Images Surface Online, Confirm Key Specs
The latest live images of the Vivo X23 show off the smartphone’s Halo FullView display with a tiny notch at the top, similar to sister brand OPPO’s new F9 and R17 series smartphones. At the rear, the X23 has a dual-camera setup with the two sensors stacked vertically. We can also see that the smartphone has a gradient finish. The About Phone screen confirms the smartphone will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 octa-core processor and run on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system. Previously, rumors had suggested that the X23 will be powered by a more powerful Snapdragon 710 chipset under the hood. However, there is still a possibility of there being two X23 variants, one powered by the Snapdragon 670 and the other by a Snapdragon 710 chipset.
Vivo X23: Specifications, Features
The Vivo X23 will come with an impressive 6.4-inch AMOLED display featuring 1080 x 2340 Full HD+ resolution and a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Just like its predecessor, the X23 will have an in-display fingerprint sensor. Thanks to the tiny notch at the top, Vivo X23 is expected to boast a highly impressive screen-to-body ratio of 91.2%. Under the hood, as we mentioned above, the Vivo X23 is expected to be powered by a 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 octa-core processor. Rumors suggest Vivo will also introduce a more expensive variant of the smartphone powered by a Snapdragon 710 SoC. In terms of memory, the Vivo X23 will reportedly be offered in two configurations. The base variant will come with 6GB of RAM coupled with 64GB of internal storage, while the more expensive version will feature 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. We expect to see a microSD card slot as well, although it may not be a dedicated slot.
Not much is known regarding the cameras on the X23 but we can expect to see a 12MP + 5MP setup similar to the upcoming V11 Pro and NEX smartphones. For selfies, the X23 will likely feature a 25MP unit at the front with AI Portrait Mode and AI Face Unlock features. Like other high-end Vivo smartphones, the X23 will come with a dedicated DAC as well for high-quality audio output via the 3.5mm headphone jack. Connectivity features will include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and 4G VoLTE. On the software front, the Vivo X23 will be running on Android 8.1 Oreo-based Funtouch OS 4.0 out of the box.
Vivo X23: Expected Price in India
We expect Vivo to launch the X23 in India sometime in the fourth quarter of the year. Since the Vivo X21 was launched at Rs.35,999 in India, we can expect the X23 to be launched at a similar price point in the country. However, with rivals like the ASUS ZenFone 5Z and POCO F1 offering flagship-grade specifications at a much lower price, there is a chance that the X23 might be priced much lower than its predecessor.