These two new smartphones in China look a lot like the iPhone X
The Vivo X21 and Oppo R15 have notches
Two of China’s biggest smartphone brands have unveiled sleek new handsets that might look rather familiar. Both the Vivo X21 and Oppo R15 have notches at the top of the displays -- a design popularized by the iPhone X.
The Vivo X21 even goes a step further with a glass back and a dual-camera system with the lenses arranged vertically -- just like the iPhone X.
But unlike Apple’s phone, Oppo and Vivo’s handset only use the notch for a front-facing camera and speaker -- the iPhone’s facial recognition system is missing, which is why the notches on the Chinese phones are smaller. And both Oppo and Vivo’s phones have small bezels at the bottom, unlike the iPhone X.
Vivo has been experimenting with various ways to minimize bezels. The X21 comes in two versions: one puts the fingerprint reader at the back, while the other places the sensor underneath the screen.