As scheduled, Vivo has officially unveiled the next-generation’s V21 series smartphones in the Malaysian market during an official launch event today. Just like its predecessors, the new Vivo V21 series continues to put huge emphasize on its selfie cameras.
Starting with the Vivo V21, this device is available in both 4G and 5G variants. Interestingly, both variants share exactly the same specs aside from their difference in 5G connectivity option.
Upfront, the Vivo V21 flaunts a 6.44” AMOLED display that offers a FHD+ screen resolution and a smooth 90Hz screen refresh rate. On top of that, it’s also HDR10+ certified and comes with an impressive peak brightness of 800 nits. As usual, the Vivo V21 do comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner as well.
In the camera department, the phone has a triple-camera system on the rear side that include a 64 megapixels main camera with OIS, 8 megapixels ultra-wide camera, as well as 2 megapixels macro camera. This will be rounded out by a 44 megapixels selfie camera with OIS that’s aided by a dual-LED flash.
Under the hood, the Vivo V21 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 800U chipset which is paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage in the memory department.
The phone draws power from a respectable 4,000mAh battery with 33W fast-charging support. It runs on the latest Funtouch OS 11.1 based on Android 11 out of the box.
In the Malaysian market, the Vivo V21 (4G) is priced at RM1,599 (US$390) for its sole 8GB+128GB configuration. There’s also two color options for you to choose from namely Sunset Dazzle and Dusk Blue.
Coming to the Vivo V21e, it features a largely similar display specs as the Vivo V21, except it has a slightly dimmer peak brightness of 530 nits and only supports HDR10 instead of HDR10+.
Their similarities also extend to the camera department, which means you get the same 64 megapixels main camera with OIS, 8 megapixels ultra-wide camera, as well as 2 megapixels macro camera at the back.
At the front, it also has the same 44 megapixels selfie camera, but it switches the OIS on the Vivo V21 to an EIS stabilization system instead. Similarly, the dual-LED flash on the Vivo V21 is missing on the Vivo V21e as well.
At the helm, the Vivo V21e is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 720G which is paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB onboard storage in the memory department. To keep its light on, it gets the same 4,000mAh battery with 33W fast-charging support.
Pricing-wise, the Vivo V21e is priced slightly cheaper at RM1,299 (US$317) in the Malaysian market for its 8GB+128GB model. The phone is available in both Diamond Flare and Roman Black colorways.