Vivo launched its concept smartphone, the Apex as a commercial product, under the name Vivo Nex. The major highlight of this smartphone is certainly its 91.24% screen-to-body ratio.
Vivo Nex Specifications
The Vivo Nex is available in three different variants, two high-end models, and one mid-range model. The high-end model, the Nex S, is powered by Snapdragon 845 chipset and is available with 8 GB of RAM and 256 or 128 GB of storage variants. The mid-range Nex A comes with Snapdragon 710 chipset and 6 GB of RAM which works alongside Adreno 616 GPU. The Nex runs on Android v8.1 Oreo out of the box with an AI-enabled Energy UI on top.
But the major talking point is certainly the display. This bezel-less beauty has screen spread all over its top making up for the 91.24% screen-body ratio. This 6.59-inch display with 1080 x 2316 pixels resolution is a Super AMOLED panel which is certainly an icing on the cake.
Now you might wonder how the buyers will make a call via this smartphone. Well, the Chinese company has embedded a Screen SoundCasting Technology on the device where the screen acts as an earpiece itself.
For capturing selfies, Vivo has included a mechanical camera which pops up when a user opens the front-facing camera. This 8-megapixel camera can automatically open when whenever someone wants to take a selfie. I am still skeptic about this camera, as anything mechanical might stop working somewhere in the near future.
Like a couple of new Vivo smartphones, the Nex also features an in-display fingerprint scanner. There is, however, no facial unlock as it would make no sense to just pop up the camera for unlocking the smartphone.
Vivo has also managed to include its very own assistant, Jovi. There is a separate physical button on the side just to trigger it. This assistant, according to Vivo, works with intelligence as it can learn what the user wants from it over time.
Talking about the rear-facing camera, well its vertical setup is similar to the one on the Vivo V9. The device has dual lenses on the back measuring 12- and 5-megapixel with f/1.8 and f/2.4 aperture respectively. The former also has an Optical Image Stabilization feature. There is a 4,000 mAh battery on Nex which with the full HD+ display, should last for a day.
Vivo Nex Pricing and Availability
Vivo has priced the high-end Nex S at 4998 Yuan for the 256 GB variant, while the 128 GB version goes on sale for 4498 Yuan which convert to $780 and $702 approximately. The variant with Snapdragon 710 chipset inside will run for 3898 Yuan which translates to $609. The pre-order for the devices start from today in China, its international availability, however, hasn’t been mentioned by Vivo.