Vivo NEX: The notch-less, bezel-less beaut that leaps us into the future
Hot off the buzz their prototype Apex Phone built, Vivo has officially announced Vivo NEX, a truly bezel-less flagship consumers can actually buy.
Aptly titled (and better for it), the Vivo NEX boasts new tech that pushes the envelope in how we use our mobile devices. There’s a fingerprint sensor embedded directly to the phone’s screen, which now works a great deal faster than its debut as a prototype. There’s also no notch, thanks to the front camera snugly plushed on top of the phone; it pops up almost instantly when you’re using the camera. Oh, and haven’t I mentioned that Vivo has found a way to essentially turn your screen into a full-fledged, functioning speaker (for phone calls)?
Two variants are available: the cheaper, Snapdragon 715-powered NEX A and the more premium, Snapdragon 845-powered NEX S. Note that the NEX A has a traditional fingerprint sensor at the back of the device and does not support the in-screen sensor as seen in Vivo X20UD and Vivo X21.
Here is the full list of specs for the Vivo NEX A and Vivo NEX S.
- 6.59-inch sAMOLED Ultra FullView Display @ 2316 × 1080 px
- 2.8Ghz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 or 2.2Ghz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
- 6GB (NEX A), 8GB (NEX S) RAM
- 128GB, 256GB internal storage
- 12MP f/1.8 + 5MP f/2.4 dual rear cameras with LED Flash, 4-axis OIS
- 8MP f/2.0 pop-out front camera
- 4G LTE
- Dual-band WiFi
- Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS, GLONASS
- Rear Fingerprint scanner (NEX A)
- Under-display fingerprint scanner (NEX S)
- USB OTG
- Vivo FunTouch OS 4.0 (Android 8.1 Oreo)
- 4000mAh battery
- 162 × 77 × 7.98mm
- Colors: Ruby Red, Star Diamond Black (NEX Fullscreen); Star Diamond Black (NEX Ultimate)
Pricing and availability in the Philippines have yet to be confirmed. Per the announcement, Vivo NEX A and NEX S will be available in two colors, black and red, starting June 23 in China. The NEX A retails for CNY 3,898 (US$ 608). The 8GB + 128GB version of the NEX S costs CNY 4,498 ($702), while the 8GB + 256GB version costs CNY 4,998 ($780).
We’ll update this article as we know more. In the meantime, read more Vivo-related content: