Google’s Pixel devices are usually the first Android smartphones to ship with the latest version of Android out of the box. But this year, Chinese OEM Vivo beat Google to the punch with the launch of the Vivo V20 late last month. The mid-range device was the first new smartphone to ship with Android 11 out of the box, beating Google’s new Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G. Now, Vivo has launched the device in the Indian market at a starting price of ₹24,990 (~$341).
Vivo V20: Specifications
|SoC||Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G|
|RAM & Storage||
|Battery & Charging||
|Software||Funtouch OS 11 based on Android 11|
The Vivo V20 is a mid-range device powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 720G chip. It features a 6.44-inch AMOLED display with a 2400 x 1080 resolution, a waterdrop-style notch, and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The Snapdragon 720G on the device is paired with 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage, with a dedicated microSD card slot for expansion up to 1TB.
The device packs in a triple camera module on the back, with a 64MP primary sensor, an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and a 2MP depth sensor for portrait shots. Over on the front, it features an impressive 44MP selfie shooter capable of 4K 60fps video recording. Powering the device is a 4,000mAh battery that comes with 33W FlashCharge support.
In terms of software, the Vivo V20 runs the company’s Funtouch OS 11 skin based on Android 11. The latest update for Funtouch OS brings a new UI design, new desktop icons, improvements to the dark mode, new live wallpapers, and several customization options.
Pricing & Availability
The Vivo V20 will go on sale in India starting from October 20th. The device will be available in three color variants — Midnight Jazz, Sunset Melody, and Moonlight Sonata — on Vivo’s website and Flipkart. It will also be available across offline retail stores in the country. Vivo is offering two RAM/storage variants for the device, which are priced as follows:
- 8GB/128GB: ₹24,990 (~$341)
- 8GB/256GB: ₹27,990 (~$382)
Launch offers for the device include a flat 10% cashback on ICICI bank credit card EMI transactions, flat 10% cashback on Kotak Bank credit card and credit card EMI transactions, flat 10% cashback on Federal Bank debit card transaction, V-Shield complete mobile protection, and V! 12 months extended warranty on ₹819 recharge with 100% cashback on PayTM. On top of that, Vivo is also offering a ₹1,500 additional exchange bonus and up to 80% assured buyback for the device. As part of Flipkart’s upcoming Big Billion Day sale, you’ll also be able to get an additional 10% off on SBI card transactions.
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