Vivo has unlocked the future of mobile technology in the Philippines as it introduced a new flagship. The X21 with the pioneering In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology was launched in Okada Manila on June 21.

Vivo Philippines Vice President for Sales Ms. Hazel Bascon highlighted the global smartphone brand's dedication to innovation. "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 that one." she said.

Vivo Philippines representatives Mr. Patrick Villareal and Ms. Jomarie Morales then went up on stage to explain 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.

Sharing Tech Expertise

During the launch, Vivo also invited on stage some of the respected industry experts to discuss X21. They are Mr. Louie Diangson of Yugatech, Mr. Daniel Moral of GadgetMatch, Mr. Mark Milan of TechPinas, Mr. Giancarlo Viterbo of GadgetPilipinas, Mr. Peter Jan Icogo of Gizguide, Mr. Janine Inocian of Unbox, and Ms. Alora Uy Guerrero of Revu.

They discussed the In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, Audio Playback, AI Face Access, AI Photography, and the front camera's AI Face Beauty. They also shared how Vivo X21's AI Game Mode keep interruptions at bay while playing PUBG Mobile and other games. Mr. Icogo confirmed that the Vivo X21's chipset, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE, is the most powerful in the Philippines to date.

Exciting Partnerships

Vivo also announced its partnership with Shopee Philippines and Akulaku. Ms. Bascon and Brand Director Ms. Annie Lim from Vivo Philippines exchanged tokens with the representatives from Shopee Philippines, Ms. Jane Lim, and Mr. Sean Duxiang from Akulaku.

Shopee Philippines is an online shopping site. 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 through online installment payment options on Akulaku.

Exquisite #OOTDs

The Vivo Philippines endorsers also took cues from the new X21 for their second look for the night. 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.

Vern and Verniece looked fashionable in their Patty Ang creations. Chienna and Maris, meanwhile, showed off that simplicity is the key to achieving elegance. Julie Ann San Jose who performed the closing number for the night looked like a total performer in her sparkly ensemble. Darren Espanto and Mccoy de Leon made sure they would look dashing in their tailored outfits.

Ms. Bascon also revealed the price of Vivo X21 towards the end of the program. 

The Vivo X21 is retailed for Php29,999.00 in all authorized shops nationwide. You can check out the list of participating stores here:


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