Vivo made headlines last CES 2018 due to it being the first company to unveil a working smartphone with the technology that most of us are really hoping for to be realized – an in-screen fingerprint sensor. With the help of biometric giant Synaptics and its recently-announced ClearID in-screen fingerprint sensor, the Chinese company just brought us the first consumer smartphone equipped with the said fingerprint reader – at least in China (for now).
STS Despatch recently reported that the Vivo X20 Plus UD (which stands for Under Display, presumably) passes on China’s TENAA, meaning that it is ready to launch anytime in the market soon.
Today, Vivo announced that it will launch the said device on January 24th. And while we’re at it, the Vivo X20 Plus UD is basically the already-launched Vivo X20 Plus, just ditching the fingerprint sensor placed on the back and instead having it on the display itself.
In terms of specs, there’s a 6.43-inch Super AMOLED display with a 2160 x 1080 resolution with an 18:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, along with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card.
While in terms of optics, it has a dual rear camera setup consisting of a 24MP sensor with an f/1.8 aperture and OIS along with a 5MP sensor. The front camera is a mere 12MP sensor with soft LED flash and an f/2.0 aperture.
All of that powered by a 3930mAh battery which charges via a USB C port (fast charging support isn’t confirmed yet, though).
Pricing and Availability
While there is still no word on the smartphone’s availability or price yet, it is expected to be priced at around CNY 3998, or approximately PhP31K.
We’ll update you when availability information for other countries and markets comes.