Vivo X21 : The Newest “World’s First” in the Philippines

Retailed for Php29,999, own the Vivo X21 through Shopee Philippines. Vivo smartphones can also now be bought in an installment payment online on Akulaku.

“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 than one.”

-Vivo Philippines Vice President for Sales Ms. Hazel Bascon emphasized during her opening message, Vivo X21 Launching Event

Global smartphone brand Vivo has unlocked the future of mobile technology in the Philippines as it introduced its newest world’s first, the X21 with the pioneering In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, on June 21. The event, held in the Grand Ballroom of the picturesque oceanfront of Okada Manila, was well-attended despite the heavy rain.


Sharing tech expertise

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Guets got the lowdown on the X21 straight from the Vivo Philippines representatives.

Vivo Philippines representatives Mr. Patrick Villareal and Ms. Jomarie Morales pitched on stage the specs of the Vivo X21. The pair discussed how the In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology as well as the other features of X21 work.

Respected industry experts were also invited on stage to discuss the X21.

“Vivo X21’s chipset, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660AIE, is the most powerful in the Philippines to date.” -Mr. Peter Jan Icogo of Gizguide

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Tech experts shared their thoughts on the Vivo 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.



Vivo partners with Shopee Philippines and Akulaku

Vivo has put up its official online store on Shopee Philippines’ online shopping platform. Vivo smartphones can also now be bought online in an installment payment option on Akulaku.


The Vivo X21 is retailed for Php29,999 in authorized shops nationwide.

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Ms. Hazel Bascon announced that the Vivo X21 would be available at select stores starting June 22.

FIFA fever is on during the X21 launching night

Vivo, as the Official Smartphone Sponsor, of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 brought the football fever to the launch of X21. To get a glimpse of all the excitement in Russia, Vivo displayed some FIFA merchandise at the lobby.

During the presentation of the X21, Vivo mascots showed the crowd how to do the #PassTheSwag FIFA dance. Vivo Philippines endorsers Vern and Verniece Enciso, Chie Filomeno, Maris Racal, and TJ Monterde then strutted the new flagship with a Vivo FIFA ball on their other hand while they proudly sport their favorite FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 team jersey.


Moreover, the Vivo Philippines team including Ms. Bascon, Mr. Villareal, Ms. Morales, as well as Brand Director Ms. Annie Lim were also bitten by the FIFA fever in their football-inspired garb.

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Vivo endorsers and executives during the X21 launch.

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 proved that they are young fashion icons in their Patty Ang creations.

Chienna and Maris, meanwhile, showed off that simplicity is the key to achieving elegance

Julie Anne San Jose who performed the closing number for the night looked like a total performer in her sparkly ensemble.

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Asia’s Pop Sweetheart Julie Anne San Jose looked every inch a star during the Vivo X21 launch.

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

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The Vivo X21 design was inspired by Iceland’s Wake Black Beach, a rapidly cooling lava granule that is deep and dark yet free of impurities.

List of participating stores can be found here:

About Vivo
04A global smartphone brand focused on introducing perfect sound quality and ultimate photography with cutting-edge technology, Vivo develops innovative and stylish products for young people. We now have over two hundred million users and are one of the preferred brands of young people around the world. As an Official Sponsor of the FIFA World Cup™, Vivo believes in the importance of encouraging young people to embrace self-expression and an energetic lifestyle. In the Philippines, Vivo is the top 3 smartphone brand in terms of market share with 1.5 million users nationwide.

For inquiries about Vivo, visit the Vivo website at or check out their Facebook (, Instagram ( /), and Twitter ( accounts.


Author: John Llamas

John is a millennial Closer behind He writes about the Corporate lifestyle, Sales tips, Menswear and Davao city's Bleisure scene. Join his Closer-to-CEO journey on Facebook and Instagram, @johndappercloser.

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