Vivo X23 Star Edition Goes on Pre-orders in China With 3,498 Yuan Pricing: Specifications, Features

Apart from the premium exterior, the hardware on the device remains the same as the standard Vivo X23 smartphone.


Vivo officially released the Star Version of the X23 smartphone in China on October 29th. The company announced the standard variant of the smartphone in September. Back then, it was launched in three different colors: Phantom Purple, Phantom Red, and Midnight Blue. While all the other color variants are available for purchase in China, the Star Version goes on pre-orders today. The Vivo X23 Star Edition is available for pre-order at 3,498 Yuan.

Vivo X23 Star Version Design

The Vivo X23 Star Version is basically a Red colored smartphone layered with the streaks of other contrasting colors, running through the middle of the device in a vertical pattern. The streaks of these contrasting lines are developed with a nano-scale high-precision laser engraving process. So when the light hits the rear panel of the device, it generates illusion diffraction units, giving the handset a unique and shimmering look.

In terms of designing, the Star Version of the Vivo X23 is inspired by the Vivo NEX, which was also launched in September. The Vivo NEX boasts a similar pattern at the back, but with a different shade. Nonetheless, the flagship device is, arguably, one of the best-looking smartphones in the market.

Vivo X23 Star Version Specifications, Features

The Star Version is the most premium offering in the six colored series of the Vivo X23. Apart from the designing, the hardware on the device remains the same as the standard variant of the Vivo X23. The display on the device has a water-drop notch and the smartphone boasts an AMOLED screen measuring 6.41-inch with a resolution of 1080 x 2340p and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The handset manages to attain a decent screen-to-body ratio of 86.3%.  Under the hood, the device is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 670 SoC clocked at 2GHz, combined with 8GB RAM and Adreno 615 for handling graphics. The device packs 128GB of onboard storage, which cannot be expanded any further.

In the imaging department, the smartphone comes with a dual-camera setup comprising a 12MP primary and a 13MP secondary camera at the back. The front of the device houses a 12 MP unit for selfies and video calling. The smartphone comes with an under-display fingerprint sensor. The other sensors onboard include an accelerometer, proximity, and compass.

Keeping the device alive is a 3,400mAh battery, which can last a day for a regular user. As for software, the Vivo X23 Star Version runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based FunTouch OS 4.5. On the connectivity front, the options that tag along with the device include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, Bluetooth 5.0 with LE, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, microUSB 2.0. In terms of dimensions, the device measures 157.7 x 74.1 x 7.5 mm.

The Vivo X23 Star Version comes equipped with the company’s own version of GPU Turbo technology called Dual-Turbo Engine. Additionally, there is Jovi Assistant along with several other AI-powered features. The Jovi assistant answers to your commands, help to weed out unwanted information and sends you relevant notifications. The Vivo X23 Star Version boasts the fourth generation of on-screen fingerprint readers, which is touted to unlock the smartphone in just 0.35s. The device is available for pre-order in China. We are expecting the company to launch the standard variant in India by the end of the month.

Also, check out this video on Vivo Nex.