Vivo V21 5G - the latest 5G smartphone from the Chinese electronics giant - may soon be launched in India as the smartphone has been spotted on the Bureau of Indian Standard (BIS) website. An alleged BIS listing of the smartphone has been shared by tipster Mukul Sharma. The news comes a few days after the smartphone was spotted on the Indonesia Telecom certification website. While there is no concrete information about specifications, reports say that the V21 series is expected to pack new features, better cameras, and more powerful hardware as compared to the V20 series.
As per a tweet by Sharma, the Vivo V21 5G carries a model number V2050. The smartphone that was allegedly spotted on the Indonesia Telecom certification website also has the same model number. There is not much information available right now except that the smartphone will have 5G. Its predecessor, the Vivo V20, was a 4G handset, and in fact, only the Vivo V20 Pro smartphone in the series was launched as the 5G device in India. Furthermore, it is expected that Vivo would soon make an announcement or atleast start teasing the smartphone in various markets.
As mentioned, there is not much known about the design of the smartphone, or about the number of handsets that Vivo will launch under the upcoming series. The Chinese technology giant may follow last year's structure to launch a low-end Vivo V21 SE, a vanilla Vivo V21, and a top-end Vivo V21 Pro. It is also possible that unlike the predecessors, the company may introduce multiple 5G smartphones in the lineup. As far as the specifications of the Vivo V21 series are concerned, they are likely to offer a better camera, a different design as well as more powerful internals as compared to the Vivo V20 series.
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