Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Vivo V21 now available in Kenya for KES 41,999

The Vivo V21 is now available in the Kenyan market, Vivo Smartphones Kenya has announced. This new device is a follow up to the V20 and brings a couple of specs and features that the company hopes will entice more Kenyans to the brand.

The Vivo V21 has Optical Stabilization (OIS) on the front camera. The company says this is housed within one of the industry’s thinnest smartphone designs. This 44MP selfie camera combines features including AI Night portrait, Super Night Mode, Advanced Autofocus, and a stable 4K video to equip users with the best-in-class tools for the ultimate modern mobile lifestyle. 

Vivo V21 now available for pre-order

“We developed our V21 lineup based on our insights into what our customers value the most in their phones. This OIS front camera marks a radical step in setting the standard for future smartphone front cameras,” says James Irungu vivo Kenya Brand and Communications Manager. “As the virtual world continues to merge with our physical reality, the V21 series’ front-end OIS camera with its powerful selfie spotlight, sleek design, and amazing user experience will help our customers present their best selves both virtually and in person.”

At the back, the Vivo V21 has a 64MP OIS rear camera which is supported by a set of secondary cameras including an 8MP wide-angle camera, as well as a 2MP for macro photography. The company says the software is built to help creatives use features such as a dual-view option that records videos from both front and back cameras of the smartphone, plus much more.

The Vivo V21 is available both online and offline in Kenya going for KES. 41,999 for the 8GB RAM coupled with up to 128GB of onboard storage. All these features are powered through the smartphones’ MTK Dimensity 800U processor. An included 33W Flash Charger allows users to power up a 4000 mAh in no time to stay on the move.  

Vivo V21 with 44MP selfie camera launching in Kenya soon
Display6.44 inches AMOLED
90Hz, HDR10+,
500 nits
1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio 
Rear CameraTriple:
64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.2, 120˚, 16mm (ultrawide), 1/4.0″, 1.12µm
2 MP, f/2.4, (macro)
Front CameraSelfie:
44 MP, f/2.0, (wide), AF, OIS
ChipsetMediaTek MT6853 Dimensity 800U 5G (7 nm)
GPUMali-G57 MC3
Storage128GB Storage
UFS 2.2
Operating SystemAndroid 11, Funtouch 11.1
BatteryLi-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable
Fast charging 33W, 63% in 30 min
Vivo Flash Charge 2.0
Network2G, 3G, 4G
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.1, A2DP, LE
USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
SecurityOptical Under-Display Fingerprint Scanner
Colour optionsDusk Blue, Sunset Dazzle

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