Vivo V21s 5G with Dimensity 800U, 44MP selfie camera goes official

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Vivo has already announced the V23 and V25 series, but it appears that the company is not yet done with the old V21 lineup. It recently launched the V21s in Taiwan but this isn’t an entirely new smartphone. More on the Vivo V21s along with its expected price in Nepal here.

Vivo V21s 5G Overview:

To be clear, the Vivo V21s 5G is the same phone as the Vivo V21 from 2021. The company has rebranded it to make it relevant for this year. The only difference is the updated Android 12 version, which is to be expected from a phone released in 2022.

Design, Display

To begin, the V21s sports a 6.44-inch AMOLED panel that refreshes at 90Hz and has a Full HD+ resolution. It can reach 800 nits of brightness and supports HDR content thanks to HDR10+ certification. The display also includes an in-display fingerprint scanner.

Similarly, it has the same design as the vanilla V21, with flat edges and AG Matte Glass on the back. The smartphone comes in two colors: Dark Blue and Colorful.

Vivo V21s Design, Display


Powering the Vivo V21s is an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor. It comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of UFS2.2 storage. You can also expand the memory up to 4GB using the phone’s RAM expansion feature. As for the software, it enjoys FunTouchOS 12, an Android 12-based operating system.

Rest of the specs

Camera-wise, you get a 64MP primary lens with OIS support. It works in conjunction with an 8MP ultrawide and 2MP macro sensor. The selfie camera has a 44MP sensor with OIS.

Furthermore, fueling the smartphone is a 4000mAh battery that supports 33W fast charging. Vivo claims the device can be charged from 0% to 63% in 30 minutes. The connectivity option includes USB-C, Dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1, and NFC.

Vivo V21s Specifications:

  • Display: 6.44-inches AMOLED panel, 90Hz refresh rate, HDR10+
  • Resolution: FHD+ (2400 x 1080 pixels), 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G (7nm Mobile Platform)
  • Memory: 8GB RAM, 128GB UFS 2.2 storage (expandable)
  • Software & UI: Android 12 with Funtouch OS 12 on top
  • Rear Camera: Triple (64MP primary with OIS, 8MP ultrawide, 2MP macro)
  • Front Camera: 44MP f/2.0 sensor, OIS, dual-LED flash
  • Security: Optical in-display fingerprint scanner
  • Connectivity: Dual Nano-SIM slot (Hybrid), dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, USB Type-C, OTG
  • Battery: 4000mAh with 33W (11V/3A) Fast Charging
  • Color Options: Colorful, Dark Blue

Vivo V21s Price in Nepal and Availability

Given the V21’s similar specifications, we expect the Vivo V21s to be priced similarly, at NPR 49,999 for the sole 8/128GB variant in Nepal. It is priced at NT 11,490 in Taiwan.

Smartphone  Price in Taiwan Price in Nepal (Expected)
Vivo V21s NT 11,490 NPR 49,999
  • Meanwhile, check out our review of the Vivo V23 Pro.