After only 5 months of the unveiling of the Vivo X21, the Chinese smartphone brand launched the Vivo X23 in Chinese markets! The Vivo X21 was one of the first smartphones to feature the In-display fingerprint sensor, and but the X23 combines that with a smaller notch. I, however, don’t know why everyone is making a big deal out of this “small notch”. The Essential PH-1 did it first, but nobody’s talking about it.
Anyway, the Vivo X23 comes with a large 6.41″ Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution (1080 x 2340). As aforementioned, the display also embeds a Fingerprint sensor and a tiny notch at the top. It also seems to have slimmed down the chin too. Vivo seems to be constantly taking bigger steps towards that “All-screen” module.
The Vivo X23 has a dual camera setup at the back, which consists of a 12 MP primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture and a 13 MP ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.4 aperture. The little notch on the front houses a 12 MP selfie camera with f/2.0 aperture. And as it is with Vivo, the cameras pack in all the AI bells and whistles like AI Portrait, AI Beauty, etc.
Under the hood, the Vivo X23 runs on the new Snapdragon 670 chipset with 8 GB of RAM. Now, that should be enough for quite a power-packed performance. But, the phone also features something called Dual Turbo Acceleration Engine for improved performance. As for the software, the phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Vivo’s FunTouch OS 4.5. The phone packs a sizable 3400 mAh battery with 22.5W Fast Charge and has a 128 GB inbuilt storage option.
VIVO X23 Pricing & Availability
It is available in 3 color options: Phantom Purple, Phantom Red, and Midnight Blue. The phone has a price of around 3500 Chinese Yuan, which converts to $511. There are also special variants of the phone with giant Vivo logos on the back in two different colors, Fashion Orange and Fashion Purple. The phone is already available for reservation in China, and will start shipping on September 14th. However, there is no word on international availability yet.
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