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Vivo Launches New On-Screen Fingerprint Technology With X21

Smartphone technology is just a race for the better product nowadays, and Vivo’s introducing some real competition with their latest offering, the X21.

Launched at Marina Bay Sands on May 2, this new model boasts a solid, superthin aesthetic, near-professional quality camera performance both front and back, high-quality audio technology, and best of all, on-screen fingerprint scanning. What’s more, Vivo is going around the world as the official smartphone for the FIFA World cup 2018 and 2022, with a new spokesperson to top it all off.

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Yes, besides the incredible new technology from the X21, which has already won 10 awards for smartphone technology, Vivo also surprised the media with the reveal of their new Music Ambassador, Singaporean singer-songwriter Nathan Hartono!

But aside from that exciting bit of news, the phone itself is a sweet piece of tech. The front and rear cameras are both 12MP, which means you’ll get professional level pictures whichever way you point the camera. The camera automatically adjusts for backlighting conditions, which means no more struggling with lighting your pictures on your phone camera when you’re trying to grab a quick photo.

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This model also introduces photography modes, which include different types of lighting, portrait mode, panorama, and stickers! Yes, you don’t have to download apps to add cute sticker filters to your pictures now, because Vivo now allows features this as a camera mode! Another feature that selfie lovers will be eager to try out is the Face Beauty Mode, which essentially airbrushes your pictures automatically. In this mode, you can toggle the amount of airbrushing and lighting.

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The audio quality is elevated with the Hi-Fi audio chip, and is equipped with Deepfield technology to prived panoramic surround, mega bass, clear voice effects and environmental effects. There’s also a headphone jack, which makes your life significantly easier since you don’t have to bring extra accessories around.

Best of all comes the new fingerprint technology. Instead of having a separate button, or dirtying your camera lens, the X21 shifts the scanner behind the screen. This is a cool bit of technology, but it’s not that big of a deal once you think about it. But according to Vivo’s Global Product Manager, Leo Chen, they’re currently working on a version where you can scan your finger anywhere in the lower half on the screen, which is really cool and convenient.

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But overall, this phone seems great all around, no matter what you use your phone for. If you’re interested in getting Vivo’s new X21, you can get this phone in Singapore starting this Saturday, May 5, at a starting price of S$799.


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