Vivo might get Android Pie in Q4

Vivo might get Android Pie update in Q4 this year. It could come to the Vivo X21 first.

Vivo Android Pie

Android Authority reports that Vivo is planning to roll out the Android 9 Pie update to its devices in the 4th quarter of 2018. No specific phone was mentioned, but the most likely candidate to receive it is either the Vivo X21 or the Vivo Nex.

Related: Google names Android P; now known as Android 9 Pie

When Google’s Android Pie was announced this week, it was only available to Pixel devices and the  Essential Phone. Several manufacturers are lined up to follow suit as part of the Android P beta program. These include Vivo, Sony, Xiaomi, Nokia, OPPO, and OnePlus.

Hopefully it does come to the X21 first, as that phone is the one available in the Philippines.

At PHP29,999, the X21‘s pricing is a little steep. But it does come with with a competent in-display fingerprint scanner.

Other highlight specs include a 6.28-inch Super AMOLED display with a 90.3% screen-to-body ratio, an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 chipset, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB expandable storage.

The announcement is a welcome surprise. Vivo is not known to release huge updates for their devices.

Vivo X21 Specs:

  • 6.28-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED Display
  • 2280 x 1080, 402 ppi, 19:9 Ratio
  • 90.3% Screen to Body Ratio
  • Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Processor
  • Dedicated AI Core
  • Adreno 512 GPU
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB Storage +microSD up to 256GB
  • Dual Rear Camera 12MP (f/1.8) + 5MP (f/2.4)
  • 12MP Front Camera, f/2.0, IR Fill Light
  • Dual Nano SIM
  • 4G LTE
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Dual Band
  • Bluetooth v5.0
  • In-Display Fingerprint Scanner
  • Face Unlock 2.0
  • Micro USB
  • Audio Jack
  • Hi-Fi Audio, AK 4376A
  • Funtouch OS 4.0, Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Colors: Aurora White, Ruby Red, Black
  • Dimensions: 154.45 x 74.78 x 7.37 mm, 156.2 g
  • 3,200 mAh Battery


Bryan is a geek at heart and a tech enthusiast by choice. He has a strong background in corporate communications, marketing services, and customer relations having worked in the telecommunications and banking sectors for over two decades. In his spare time, he enjoys watching clips on YouTube and binge watching shows on Netflix.

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