Vivo unlocks future with launch of X21 smartphone in PH

Smartphone maker Vivo has introduced in the Philippines its new flagship model, the X21 with its pioneering In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology.

Vivo Philippines VP for sales Hazel Bascon gives her welcome message

The product launch, held at Okada Manila on June 21, was well-attended by members of the media and other guests despite the heavy rain.

Vivo Philippines vice president for sales Hazel Bascon during her opening remarks highlighted the smartphone brand’s innovative spirit.

“What is about to unfold before you is the reveal of the world’s first smartphone to feature an In-Display Fingerprint Scanner housed in a beautifully-designed all-glass build — a smartphone that is truly exceptional in more ways than one,” she said.

Vivo Philippines representatives Patrick Villareal and Jomarie Morales explained each of the specs of the Vivo X21. The pair discussed how the In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology as well as the other features such as the AI Face Access, front and rear cameras with all-pixel dual-core sensor on the X21 work.

Vivo also announced its partnerships with Shopee Philippines and Akulaku. Through the new partnership, Vivo has put up its official online store on Shopee Philippines.

Akulaku, meanwhile, is an online installing shopping mall that also provides financial services in Southeast Asian countries. Vivo smartphones can now be bought online installment payment options on Akulaku.

Vivo, as an official smartphone sponsor of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, also brought the football fever to the launch of X21. To get a glimpse of all the excitement in Russia, Vivo displayed some FIFA merchandise at the lobby.

The Vivo X21 has ditched the metal body for a new 3D glass back cover. The design was inspired by Iceland’s Wake Black Beach, a rapidly cooling lava granule that is deep and dark yet free of impurities.

The Vivo X21 sells for P29,999 in authorized shops nationwide. The list of participating stores can be found here.

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