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Vivo V21, V21e launched with 44MP front cams, AMOLED screens

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The sequel to Vivo‘s V20 series is now official. The new V lineup includes the Vivo V21 and Vivo V21e, with the latter being the more affordable option of the duo.

As shown in earlier leaks, the series sports a familiar design, featuring flat front and back panels and sides, just like the previous generation. The triple-camera module on the rear also looks identical to that on the V20 models.

In Malaysia, the V21 and V21e will be released May 5 and are priced as follows:

  • Vivo V21: RM1,600 (about P18,903 or $390 converted)
  • Vivo V21e: RM1,200 (P14,178 or $293)

The V21 will be offered in Dusk Blue and Sunset Dazzle colors, while the V21e sports fancy Diamond Flare and Roman Black finishes. The Vivo V21 5G, which is basically identical to the standard model, except it has a 5G modem built in, apparently won’t launch in Malaysia. Its price has not been revealed just yet. There’s no word on its availability in the Philippines so far, too.

Video: Vivo V21 series launch in Malaysia. Program starts at the 37:38 mark

Vivo V21

The higher-end variant sees a 64-megapixel primary camera at the back, while its 44-megapixel selfie shooter sits in a notch at the center. Conveniently, the front-facing camera is joined by two flash modules, allowing you to capture brighter selfies in dim lighting, where typical selfie cameras would produce grainy, underexposed images. The Tecno Spark 6 Air, which we reviewed earlier this month, has a similar setup.

It’s also worth noting that both front and rear cameras of the Vivo V21 boast optical image stabilization for sharper pictures and smoother videos. Of course, OIS should improve low-light performance as well.

Inside, the Vivo V21 packs a 7-nanometer MediaTek Dimensity 800U SoC that operates at a speed of up to 2.4GHz. The processor has 128GB of UFS 2.2 storage and 8GB RAM onboard and will come with Vivo’s extended RAM technology, which will use 3GB of the phone’s internal storage to increase the total available memory to 11GB of RAM. The Vivo X60 series offers a similar feature.

The V21 packs a 6.44-inch FHD+ E3 AMOLED with HDR10+ certification and a 90Hz refresh rate, while its battery is rated at 4,000mAh and supports 33-watt fast charging right out of the box. According to Vivo, the battery can refill to 63% in just 30 minutes.

Vivo V21 and Vivo V21 5G specs

  • 6.44-inch E3 AMOLED screen, FHD+, 90Hz refresh rate, HDR10+
  • 7nm octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 800U/800U with 5G modem
  • 8GB RAM (11GB with virtual RAM)
  • 128GB expandable storage
  • Triple 64-megapixel (main), 8-megapixel (ultra wide), 2-megapixel (macro)
  • 44-megapixel front camera with OIS, dual LED flash
  • Fingerprint sensor (under-display)
  • 4,000mAh battery with 33-watt USB-C fast charging
  • Funtouch OS 11.1 based on Android 11
  • Colors: Sunset Dazzle, Dusk Blue

Vivo V21e

Like its more expensive stablemate, the V21e is equipped with a 64-megapixel main sensor on the rear, joined by two secondary sensors for ultra-wide and macro shots. The front camera has a 44-megapixel sensor, too, but instead of OIS, you get electronic image stabilization. It also drops the dual LED flash of the V21.

The processor takes a step back to an 8nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G, although the Vivo V21e comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage, alongside the virtual RAM function of the vanilla V21.

Vivo V21e specs

  • 6.44-inch AMOLED screen, FHD+
  • 8nm octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G
  • 8GB RAM (11GB with virtual RAM)
  • 128GB expandable storage
  • Triple 64-megapixel (main), 8-megapixel (ultra wide), 2-megapixel (macro)
  • 44-megapixel front camera
  • Fingerprint sensor (under-display)
  • 4,000mAh battery with 33-watt USB-C fast charging
  • Funtouch OS 11.1 based on Android 11
  • Colors: Diamond Flare, Roman Black

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 12 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between. His latest addiction is the comments section of viral Facebook posts.