Vivo has officially teased the launch of the Vivo V21 5G in India, days after the company announced the phone would debut in Malaysia on April 27. As per a promotional poster shared across Vivo India’s social media channels, the upcoming device will also focus on the front camera (similar to the predecessor Vivo V20 series) and pack a triple rear camera system. Vivo has further revealed that the 44-megapixel front camera will support optical image stabilisation (OIS) and night mode for high-quality selfies and video calling. The exact India launch date of the smartphone remains unclear at the moment and more information is expected soon.
Meanwhile, Vivo has launched a dedicated micro-site for the upcoming Vivo V21 on its Malaysia website that highlights its design and select features. We can notice a waterdrop-style notch on the front panel for the single selfie camera, unlike the dual-front shooters on the regular Vivo V20. The company claims the intelligent ‘AI Super Night’ mode algorithm “ignites details and reduces noises" in the selfies for a sharp image. The website notes the Vivo V21 supports dual-SIM cards with 5G connectivity to allow users to connect to a fast mobile network (subject to availability). The phone is teased to come with 8GB + 3GB RAM for a lag-free experience.
Meanwhile, notable tipster Sudhanshu on Twitter has shared that the Vivo V21 5G will pack the octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor and run on Android 11 with custom ROM out-of-the-box. The phone is said to lack a 3.5mm audio jack and a dedicated slot for a microSD card - however, it may carry a hybrid SIM slot. The triple rear camera system will reportedly house an 8-megapixel primary camera with a 2-megapixel macro shooter. The smartphone may be priced around Rs 25,000 in India. Currently, the Vivo V20’s price in India is set at Rs 22,990 for the lone 8GB RAM + 128GB variant, and the Vivo V20 Pro carries a price tag of Rs 29,990 for the same storage option. There’s also the Vivo V20 SE that costs Rs 19,990 for the same 8GB RAM + 128GB RAM storage option.