Vivo may have unveiled the world’s first smartphone with a fingerprint scanner in the display last year, but it is only now that it is making the phone official.
Called the Vivo X20 Plus UD, the new phone has a Synaptics-build Clear ID 9500 sensor towards the bottom of the AMOLED display, which means that you get a bezelless display without sacrificing a finger print sensor on the front, which is where most of us prefer it.
Design and Display
The display comes with a 6.43-inch AMOLED panel with Full HD+ resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio.
The fingerprint scanner is arguably its biggest feature, and despite the display layer it is said to be just as fast as other sensors. It can register data from a thickness of 1.5mm, meaning your screen protector ideally needs to be thinner than that.
The phone is only available in Black.
Internals and Storage
Under the hood, you get a mid-range Snapdragon 660 processor, with 4 GB RAM and 128 GB storage. Even with 128 GB of storage, Vivo has included a hybrid microSD/SIM card slot for even more capacity.
Unfortunately for a phone that aims to stand out, it still runs the ageing Android 7.1 Nougat.
At the back are dual-cameras with 12 MP + 5 MP sensors on the back, with the higher-res. sensor coming with a f/1.8 aperture. The front camera also comes with a 12 MP sensor with f/2.0.
The battery under the hood is a 3905 mAh cell with fast charging support.
Pre-orders will start in China from February 1st.
The smartphone is available in China come the month of February, for a price tag of 3698 RMB or Rs. 63,000. That’s the amount you pay for a less intrusive design.
Vivo X20 Plus UD Specifications
- CPU: 1.8 GHz quad-core + 2.2 GHz quad-core
- GPU: Adreno 512
- Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon 660
- OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat, customized
- Networks: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
- Display-embedded Clear ID 9500 fingerprint sensor
- Dual Cameras
- Metal Chassis
- 18:9 Bezelless Display
- 6.43-inch Super AMOLED with FHD+ (2160 x 1080) resolution
- RAM: 4 GB
- Internal: 128 GB
- Card slot: yes, by 256 GB
- Primary: 12 MP, f/1.8 + 5 MP, autofocus, LED flash
- Secondary: 12 MP, f/2.0
- Connectivity: USB-C, VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi, GPS, headphone jack
- Battery: 3905 mAh with fast charging
- Price: RMB 3698 (Rs. 64,700)