vivo introduces the V21 5G smartphone designed to help you take the perfect shot

London 17th June 2021

The globally popular vivo V series arrives in the UK on the 17th June and stands out from the crowd with its impressive selfie functionality


  • Unique Optical Image Stabilisation 44-Megapixel front camera for clear, high-quality selfies

  • Added features include AI Night Portrait, Super Night Mode, Advanced Autofocus and AI Eye Autofocus, Dual Selfie Spotlight flash and stabilised 4K video recording using the selfie camera

  • Sleek, fashionable design that's less than 7.29mm thin


vivo announces the arrival of its highly anticipated V21 5G to the UK, making it one of the first country Europe to offer this latest addition to the vivo smartphone family. The V21 5G is unique as it is the world's first smartphone to house a 44-Megapixel camera supported by Optical Image Stabilisation technology. The device is packed with advanced capabilities to help you capture great shots in any environment. Complete with an impressive triple-camera setup, the V21 5G is perfect for avid and amateur photographers alike.


"At vivo, our smartphones are designed around our consumers' lifestyles which is why, as we live and share more online, we have placed the front camera first and innovated to help people achieve their perfect shot." said Matt YU, UK CEO of vivo. "The new V21 5G has been created for a world where interaction via video is a seamless part of private as well as professional life. This is why we have taken a strong step forward and redefined the standard for smartphone front cameras, by combining an optically stabilised 44-Megapixel front camera with outstanding features, so consumers can always present their best selves."


A unique front camera with Optical Image Stabilization and outstanding night vision

The 44-Megapixel front camera is combined with OIS (Optical Image Stabilization), an Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS), AI Night Portrait, autofocus and a clever front spotlight system which creates a software-hardware synergy to capture clearer selfies and high-quality videos anytime, anywhere.


Capturing night shots, action shots and 4K videos is easy with the 64MP front camera designed to create a versatile imagery experience, even in low light. The AI Night Portrait features a powerful artificial intelligence algorithm which reduces noise in dark environments, and produces a better focus on a person's face, while the OIS stabilizes the camera, allowing greater light exposure.


For avid selfie takers, the Dual Selfie Spotlight combines the screen's soft light and built-in front flashes, discreetly engineered into the top edge of the display to make it even easier to capture instant photos and videos during night's out.


The V21 5G also features a capable 64-Megapixel OIS rear camera, supported by a set of secondary cameras to handle wide angle and more complex shots, as well as macro photography. The smartphone features creative software additions, such as a Dual-View option -which records videos from both sides of the smartphone - advanced AI to enhance the user's facial features and a Double Exposure Function to let your photo creativity really shine through!


This unique package of features makes the V21 an ideal companion for an ultra-stable and smooth vlogging experience whether you're enjoying family time or out-and-about with friends.



Experience fashionable sophisticated design

The unique colourways and design of the V21 5G will complement your style and look with a sleek, minimalist device, elegantly housed in a body that's just 7.29mm thin and weighing a mere 75g*.

Available in Sunset Dazzle and Dusk Blue – two colours inspired by nature, the phone is complete with all new anti-glare glass and boasts a rear camera module that is lighter and simpler thanks to vivo's signature Dual Tone Step Design.



Advanced 5G experience to take mobile entertainment to new levels

The V21 5G brings a smoother, more efficient, and powerful connection experience for browsing and mobile entertainment with innovative 5G technology, ideal for users that demand a future-proof smartphone.


The smartphone reflects vivo's commitment to industry leading innovation that puts consumers first. The dual-mode 5G phone, combining proprietary 5G antennae technology, consumes less power but is more powerful and more stable than single-mode 5G phones. The V21 is well equipped to take advantage of advancements in 5G technology and allows users to enjoy 4K UHD live streams and CPU-intensive games. All these features are powered through it's MediaTek Dimensity 800U processor. The 2.4GHz large core enables faster application start-up speed, with a high refresh rate for motion clarity and an enhanced gaming experience, while the 33W FlashCharge allows recharge of the devices 4000-milliamp battery in no time and stay on the move.


It packs an E3 AMOLED FullView™ Display with up to 90Hz** refresh rate, enabling optimal screen brightness, contrast, colour vividness, blue light eye protection, and more. Thanks to anti-glare glass, the V21 5G models have improved display readability in bright light and are less prone to show fingerprints and small scratches on the surface.



Pricing and availability information

The V21 5G will be available in the UK from 17th July at a recommended retail price of £399.


Notes to Editors:

* Measures and weight for V21 5G in Dusk Blue. The V21 5G in Sunset Dazzle measures 7.39mm, weighing in at 177g.

** Select applications or gaming interfaces may be displayed with a 60 Hz refresh rate due to reasons such as software compatibility.