Global smartphone brand Vivo has introduced its new flagship smartphone on June 21 at Okada Manila. The new X21 features a pioneering technology, the In-Display Fingerprint Scanner.
The event, held in the Grand Ballroom of the picturesque oceanfront integrated resort, was well- attended by media partners and other guests despite the heavy rain.
Vivo Philippines’ VP for Sales Ms. Hazel Bascon
Vivo Philippines Vice President for Sales Ms. Hazel Bascon during her opening remarks 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 Finger Print Scanner housed in a beautifully-designed all-glass build, a smartphone that is truly exceptional in more ways than one,” she said.
Vivo Philippines representatives Mr. Patrick Villareal and Ms. Jomarie Morales explain the strong points of the new Vivo X21.
Tech experts share their insights
During the launch, Vivo also invited on stage some of the respected industry experts to discuss the X21. They are Mr. Louie Diangson of Yugatech, Mr. Daniel Moral of GadgetMatch, Mr. Mark Milan Macanas of TechPinas, Mr. Giancarlo Viterbo of GadgetPilipinas, Mr. Peter Jan Icogo of Gizguide, Mr. Jamie Inocian of Unbox, and Ms. Alora Uy Guerrero of Revu.
Mr. Diangson discussed the In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology and the AI Face Access of X21. Mr. Morial then explained how efficient the X21’s AI photography. On the other hand, Mr. Macanas talked about Vivo X21’s front camera, specifically its AI Face Beauty.
Mr. Viterbo, moreover, shared how Vivo X21’s AI Game Mode keep interruptions at bay while playing PUBG Mobile and other games.
Vivo X21’s chipset, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE, is the most powerful in the Philippines to date, Mr. Icogo confirmed. Meanwhile, Mr. Inocian focused on Vivo X21’s 6.28-inch + FullView™ Display.
Ms. Guerrero, finally, highlighted why Vivo X21 is one of the most advanced phones when it comes to audio playback.
Vivo also announced its partnerships with Shoppe Philippines and Akulaku. The new partnership with Shopee Philippines enabled Vivo to establish an official online store via Shopee.ph. On the other hand, the Akulaku partnership made Vivo smartphones more acquirable through installment payments.
Ms. Bascon and Brand Director Ms. Annie Lim from Vivo Philippines exchanged tokens with the representatives from Shopee Philippines, Ms. Jane Lim
Ms. Bascon and Brand Director Ms. Annie Lim from Vivo Philippines welcomed Mr. Sean Duxiang of Akulaku as its newest online partner
FIFA fever all-over
Vivo, as the Official Smartphone Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 brought the football fever to the launch of the X21. Vivo displayed some FIFA merchandise at the lobby to let the attendees have a glimpse of the excitement that is FIFA.
Julie Anne San Jose performed the closing number for the night
Darren Espanto had a mini-concert at the launch with his four-song set
Towards the end of the program, Ms. Bascon announced that the new smartphone will be available at select stores starting June 22.
The Vivo X21 is retailed for Php29,999 in authorized shops nationwide.