The vivo X20 and X20 Plus are undoubtedly two of the more interesting new devices to take on the ultrawide aspect trend. They were finally unveiled last week and didn’t exactly fly under the radar, thanks to seductive specs sheets.
As promised, sales for the smaller vivo X20 have commenced today and the phone can be picked up in in gold, rose gold or black from a variety of Chinese retailers, including JD.COM, Sunisung, and Taobao. The price is set at CNY 2,998 or about $450, also just as promised.
That sum actually gets you quite a few bells and whistles. First off, there is the 6.01-inch 1,080×2,160 (18:9) Super AMOLED display. Then there is a trendy Dual 12MP, f/1.8, plus 5MP dual camera setup on the back. EIS is thrown in as well. Underneath the hood, we find Qualcomm’s upper-midrange Snapdragon 660 SoC, with a 2.2 GHz octa-core CPU – and this seems to be the one aspect keeping the new vivo handsets out of true flagship territory. While not a series 800 beast, it still packs 8 Cryo 260 CPU cores, an Adreno 512 GPU and is made on an efficient 14nm process, which should make good use of the 3,245 mAh battery.
Other specs include 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and a pretty solid set of connectivity options: 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, Micro USB 2.0. There is also a fingerprint reader on the back and a Face Wake feature, which vivo claims can unlock the device in 0,1 seconds. The phone runs Android 7.1.1 Nougat with a custom Funtouch UI on top.
We are still waiting for the X20 Plus to hit shelves. For CNY 3,498 ($530) it brings a bigger 6.43-inch Super AMOLED panel of the same resolution to the table and more juice at 3,905 mAh.