Update 2 (March 7th at 9:40 PM): Vivo’s upcoming mid-range smartphone has now appeared on the Geekbench database. The Geekbench listing reconfirms the presence of a 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset under the hood. Apart from the chipset, the listing confirms the smartphone will feature 8GB of RAM and run on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system out of the box. It scored 1,781 points in the single-core test and 5,839 points in the multi-core test on Geekbench.
Vivo X27 TENAA Images Reveal Two Gradient Color Options
Update 1 (March 7th at 3:00 PM): The Vivo X27 was spotted on the TENAA website last month bearing the model numbers V1829A and V1829T. TENAA has now updated the V1829A and V1829T listing on its website with images of the upcoming smartphone, confirming that the X27 will indeed look identical to the V15 Pro. Just like the V15 Pro, we can in the images below see that the Vivo X27 does not have a notch or a punch-hole in the display. As confirmed by the official render of the smartphone released earlier today, the X27 will have a pop-up selfie camera module. What seems quite strange is that the TENAA listing suggests the smartphone will have a 16MP resolution selfie snapper instead of the 32MP module on the V15 Pro and V15 models.
On the back of the phone, we can see a triple-camera setup with an LED flash. There is no fingerprint sensor visible at the rear, which basically confirms the existence of an In-display fingerprint sensor. As for color options, the images uploaded on the TENAA website suggest the smartphone will be available in Blue and Green gradient finishes in China.
Earlier today, Vivo announced on Weibo that it plans to launch the X27 smartphone in China on March 19. As revealed by the official render of the smartphone shared on Weibo by the company, the X27 is indistinguishable from the V15 Pro in terms of design. Its hardware specifications, however, will not be identical to the V15 Pro.
Master Lu Benchmark Listing Reveals Key Specs of Upcoming Vivo X27
The Vivo X27 Master Lu benchmark listing reveals the upcoming mid-range smartphone is powered by a 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset instead of the 11nm Snapdragon 675 chipset under the hood of the V15 Pro. The Vivo X27 will differ from the V15 Pro in the memory department as well. While the V15 Pro comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, the X27 will be available with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of onboard storage. The smartphone’s base variant, according to TENAA, will have 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. The Master Lu benchmark listing does not specify the exact display size but confirms the panel will have 1080 x 2340 Full HD+ resolution with a 19.5:9 aspect ratio. There is a good chance that the Vivo X27 may feature an identical 6.39-inch AMOLED panel as the V15 Pro with an In-display fingerprint sensor.
Similar to the V15 Pro, the key highlight of the upcoming Vivo X27 will be a triple-camera setup with a 48MP Sony IMX586 primary sensor. However, it remains to be seen if the X27 will have an identical 48MP + 8MP + 5MP setup as the V15 Pro or come with a slightly different setup. The smartphone is also expected to offer a 32MP pop-up selfie camera. On the software front, Master Lu benchmark confirms the X27 will ship with the latest Android 9.0 Pie operating system out of the box. You can expect to see Vivo’s Funtouch OS 9.0 running on top.