If a new rumor is to be believed, we won’t have to wait long till we see the world’s first smartphone with an in-display fingerprint sensor, after all.
(Update, January 22: Now we know that the Vivo X20 Plus UD won’t be launching on the 25th. It will be unveiled on January 24 in Beijing, China, and we changed the date in the title to reflect this. In fairness, the source of the leak could have meant 24th in countries like the U.S.)
Just a few days after it showed up on TENAA for Chinese certification, the Vivo X20 Plus UD is reported to be launching on January 25. That’s just six days away from now.
The device will supposedly come with a ¥3,998 price tag. That’s approximately P31,737 in Philippine pesos and $625 in U.S. dollars — not exactly cheap for its specs. But then again, the technology that makes it stand out from the rest may not be cheap… for now.
Showcased at CES 2018 in Las Vegas
The Vivo X20 Plus UD is actually a Vivo X20 Plus without a fingerprint reader on the back. The two share the same features, so with the former, you still get a a 6.43-inch OLED screen with a 2,160 x 1,080 resolution and an 18:9 aspect ratio. There’s still a dual-camera setup on the rear, and it consists of 12- and 5-megapixel cameras. On the front is a 12-megapixel selfie camera.
The Android 7.1.1 Nougat-based phone is likewise powered by a Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660. The chipset is paired with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. However, the 3,800mAh battery has a slightly lower capacity than the ¥3,498 (P27,738 or $547) X20 Plus’ 3,900mAh cell.
In a world that’s moving towards a future full of bezel-less smartphones, we’re sure the Vivo X20 Plus UD is about to start a trend. Bye-bye, physical buttons. Say hello to just pressing the display to perform certain functions, such as screen unlock and mobile payment.
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