Vivo is launching its new smartphone NEX in India, which is rather the NEX S packing Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM and 128GB inbuilt memory. The brand launched the original NEX in China recently that packs Snapdragon 710 and 6GB RAM. It is important to note that the NEX S will simply be called as NEX in India.
Vivo NEX is yet another smartphone of the recent days that wants to ‘say goodbye to the notch.’ It sports a 6.59-inch Super AMOLED Ultra FullView display supporting 2316 x 1080 pixels with 19.3:9 aspect ratio, 91.24% screen-to-body ratio, and 1.71mm bezels.
The smartphone’s most exciting highlight is the front camera of 8 MP and f2.0 aperture. It pops out of the device instead of being mounted on the front upper bezel. In other words, it ‘is hidden behind the display.’ While taking selfies, it pops out in one second and then retracts on its own after the photo is clicked.
Vivo elaborates the motorized action of the camera in its product page for the NEX. There’s a new microdrive system with a highly sophisticated micro-stepping motor. The system is also equipped with a precision control algorithm and an independent driver IC.
The dual rear camera setup bears 12 MP and 5 MP lenses with f1.8 and f2.4 aperture consecutively, packed with AI features.
NEX’s Snapdragon 845 provides 30% more power than its predecessor clocking at 2.8GHz! It is coupled with Adreno 630 GPU and comes with an advanced cooling system dedicated for NEX. The 8GB RAM is supported by 128GB without any memory expansion support.
The device carries 4000mAh battery and runs the Funtouch OS 4.0 based on Android Oreo 8.1. Among other notable specs, NEX has an in-display fingerprint reader and a left side dedicated button for Vivo’s Jovi AI services. The device measures 162 x 77 x 7.98mm and weighs 199 grams.
Vivo NEX India will be sold exclusively via Amazon India, which has already come up with teasers on the specs and the pricing. Available only in Black, the phone is supposed to be priced at Rs. 49,990. Shipments are to start on July 21.