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Vivo X23 looks suspiciously similar to the Vivo V11

Don't expect to see this on shelves outside China any time soon.


The new Vivo X23 looks a lot like the Vivo V11.


Vivo's new phone is awfully familiar.

The China-only VivoX23, which made its debut in Beijing on Friday, looks just like Vivo's previous V11. Its specs haven't changed much either: There's still a 6.41-inch AMOLED display with a tiny notch, an underscreen fingerprint scanner and a 3,400-mAh battery.

But it's not a total copycat. Unlike the V11's 12-megapixel and 5-megapixel setup, the X23 has a 12-megapixel camera and an ultra-wide 13-megapixel camera. The front camera has also changed: It's got 12 megapixels compared to the V11's 25 megapixels. 


Here's the Vivo V11: Can you spot the difference?

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The X23 also uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 chip, compared to the V11's Snapdragon 660 chip. It comes with 8GB RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. 

The phone retails for 3,500 Chinese yuan (that's about $510, £395 or AU$715). It's only available in China, and we don't know when it will be made available in other countries. But since the near-identical V11 is already aimed at international markets, the X23 seems unlikely to make it out of China for a long while.

Quick specs

  • Processor: Qualcom Snapdragon 670
  • Display 6.41-inch AMOLED full HD+ (2,340x1,080 pixels)
  • Operating system: Android 8.1 with FunTouch OS 4.5
  • Memory: 8GB RAM, 128GB onboard storage
  • Battery: 3,400mAh
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