Vivo Nex 3S announced with minor “S” upgrade to Vivo Nex 3

Vivo Nex 3S specs, price, launch in Nepal
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Vivo Nex 3 5G was the first-ever device to incorporate Vivo’s breakthrough waterfall display. The waterfall display helped the device to attain an insane 99.6% screen to body ratio which made the device stand out against other flagship devices. However, after a year, flagship devices have got more advanced and Vivo has finally realized a need to match them with the all-new Vivo Nex 3S 5G. Though Vivo doesn’t plan on launching the device in Nepal you might still get your hands on the Vivo Nex 3s through unofficial channels at an extravagant price.

Vivo Nex 3S 5G Overview

Vivo Nex 3 5G was a capable device in itself so there isn’t much to change in the new Vivo Nex 3S. So, the latter comes only with some minor upgrades. The upgrades are an attempt to increase the appeal of the device according to recent trends in the smartphone industry.

Display and Design

Vivo Nex 3S comes with the same 6.89-inch Super AMOLED waterfall display. To minimize the bezels, the edges of the display have been curved to nearly 90-degrees. There are no physical buttons on the device and Vivo has included Touch Sense as the replacement. The display here is a Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2256 pixels and comes with support for HDR10+.


The biggest upgrade in the device comes in the form of the chipset. Vivo Nex 3S comes with the latest flagship chipset from Qualcomm – Snapdragon 865 chipset. The chipset is bundled with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 modem. With this, the device supports both SA and NSA bands of 5G. The Vivo Nex 3 came with Snapdragon 855 Plus coupled with 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The memory configurations have stayed the same but Vivo has upgraded the LPDDR4X RAM to LPDDR5 RAM and the internal storage are now based on UFS 3.1 compared to last year’s UFS 3.0 storage. Just like the Nex 3, the Nex 3S doesn’t come with an option to expand the memory.


Vivo hasn’t made any changes in the camera department either. The device flaunts the same 64MP triple camera setup of the Nex 3. Samsung GW1‘s primary lens has an aperture of f/1.8 and is accompanied by a 13MP telephoto lens and a 13MP ultra wide-angle sensor. These cameras are arranged in an invisible triangle inside a circular module. An LED flash resides to the outside of the camera module.

Vivo Nex 3s Camera setup specs price in Nepal

On the front, there is a 16MP front camera for your selfie needs. To increase the screen to body ratio, the front camera is motorized that only pops-out when you want it to. The selfie camera is accompanied by a LED flash to help you take selfies in dark.


The device ships with Android 10 with Vivo’s Funtouch OS on top. The whole setup is powered by a 4,500mAh battery which is the same as in the Vivo Nex 3S. The battery comes with support for 44W fast charging technology. For better gaming experience, the device comes with an X-Axis Haptic for better vibrations and a soaking plate that is said to reduce the temperature at the surface of the phone by 4-degrees and the chipset by about 10-degrees. The phone comes with Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS and Type-C port. There is an in-display fingerprint sensor but the 3.5mm headphone jack has been discarded.

Vivo Nex 3S Specifications

Display 6.89-inch Super AMOLED
Resolution Full-HD+ (2256×1080 pixels)
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 865
CPU Octa-core (4x 2.0Ghz Kyro 260 Gold +4 x 1.8Ghz Kyro 260 silver )
GPU Adreno 640
Memory Configuration 256GB UFS 3.1 (non-expandable)
Software & UI Funtouch OS 10.0 based on Android 10
Rear Camera
  • 64 MP f/1.8, wide-angle camera
  • 13MP, f/2.5, telephoto camera
  • 13MP, f/2.2, ultra-wide-angle camera, PDAF
  • LED Flash
Front camera 16MP motorized pop-up selfie camera, f/2.1
Security Fingerprint (under-display, optical)
Audio No 3.5mm jack
Connectivity WIfi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5.1, Type-C, dual-band 5G
Battery 4,350mAh with 44W Flash Charge
Sensors Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Gyro, Compass
Color Options Capri Blue, White Prism

Vivo Nex 3S Price In Nepal, and Availability

Vivo Nex 3S comes with a price of 4,998 Yuan for 8GB/256B variant and 5,298 Yuan for the 12/256GB variant. The device will be available for purchase for the Chinese audience from the 14th of March. As of now, the company hasn’t dropped any hint about the international launch of the device. The price of Vivo Nex 3S 5G in Nepal is expected to be around NRP 85,000 for 8/256GB variant and NRP 90,000 for 12/256GB.

Model Name Price in China Availability Price in Nepal (Expected) Availability in Nepal (Expected)
Vivo Nex 3S (8/256GB) 4,998 Yuan 14th March 2020 NRs. 85,000 May 2020
Vivo Nex 3S (12/256GB) 5,298 Yuan NRs. 90,000

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