Vivo has grabbed everyone’s attention by announcing the Vivo APEX concept smartphone with the bezel-less display at the MWC 2018. A few days back, we got to know that the company will be launching the retail version of the APEX smartphone in China on June 12th. The device will be officially called as Vivo NEX and might mostly retain the same design as the APEX concept smartphone.
Vivo NEX with True Bezel-less Display Spotted on Posters in China
(May 26th, 2018)
While there are several leaks about the Vivo NEX smartphone, the device is now spotted on the poster in one of the Vivo retail stores in China. The device name is mentioned as Vivo NEX and the tagline reads ‘AI intelligent flagship.’ Let’s wait and see if the company can achieve the mentioned 99% screen-to-body ratio in its first attempt.
While the whole display is not shown in the image, we can at least see the pop-up camera on the top left corner. While there is no visible bezel on the top half of the device, we have to wait for the official details for the exact screen-to-body ratio. While the Vivo APEX came with Snapdragon 660 processor, the upcoming Vivo NEX is rumored to sport flagship Snapdragon 845 processor.
It comes packed with 8GB of RAM and might come with different storage options. The Vivo NEX will be running on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo-based FunTouch OS 4.0 out of the box. Next week, the company will be launching the Vivo X21 smartphone with in-display fingerprint sensor in India.
Vivo Nex to Come in Two Variants Powered by Snapdragon 660 & 845 Processors
(May 28th, 2018)
The retail version of the Vivo APEX concept smartphone will be launching next month in China as Vivo NEX. While the APEX was showcased with the Snapdragon 660 processor, the recent leaks suggest the Vivo NEX to come with Snapdragon 845 processor. Now, the latest news from China suggests the company to actually launch the Vivo NEX in two different variants.
While the base variant is said to come powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor, the high-end variant will come with the Snapdragon 845 processor. Interestingly, the Snapdragon 660-powered Vivo NEX will be featuring the front-facing camera in the lower right corner. The front camera on the Xiaomi Mi MIX smartphones is also placed in the same position. It packs 6GB of RAM and 128GB of non-expandable storage.
Coming to the Snapdragon 845-powered Vivo NEX, the company will be offering the pop-up camera as showcased at the MWC 2018. Even the RAM and internal storage will be increased to 8GB and 256GB respectively. Based on the rumors, the variant with Snapdragon 660 processor will be priced at 3798 Yuan (approx $595 / Rs 40,000). The high-end variant with Snapdragon 845 is said to come with a price tag of 4999 Yuan (approx $780 / Rs 53,000).
(Update: The lite version of Vivo NEX to come with Snapdragon 710 and not Snapdragon 660.)
Vivo NEX Officially Confirmed to Launch on June 12th
(June 1st, 2018)
Lasst month, we came to know that Vivo will be launching a new bezel-less smartphone called NEX on June 12th in China. Today, the company has officially confirmed the launch date by posting the teaser image on its Weibo page. The launch event will be in Shanghai, China. While the Vivo NEX will come powered by Snapdragon 845 processor, there will be Snapdragon 710-powered variant called Vivo NEX S.
Just yesterday, Xiaomi launched the Mi 8 SE as the world’s first smartphone to feature 10nm Snapdragon 710 processor. Only the Vivo NEX will be coming with the pop-up camera. The NEX S sports the front camera placed in the bottom right corner. As of now, there is no confirmation whether these devices will be launched outside of China or not. At least, we expect to see the Vivo NEX S in the international markets like India.
Vivo NEX & NEX S Key Specifications Leaked
(June 6th, 2018)
Vivo will be unveiling the NEX and NEX S smartphones on June 12th in Shanghai, China. While the company is only talking about the Vivo NEX smartphone, the TENAA listing also mentioned about the Vivo NEX S smartphone. The Vivo NEX S will be the water-down variant of the NEX. Both the variants will be coming with the same 6.59-inch display with Full HD+ (2316 x 1080 pixels) resolution and 19.3:9 aspect ratio. The notch display on the Apple iPhone X came with the 19.5:9 aspect ratio.
While the Vivo NEX comes powered 10nm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform, the NEX S will come packed with 10nm Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform. The high-end Vivo NEX will be offering up to 8GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. On the other hand, the Vivo NEX S will be offering 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Both the devices will be running on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box with FunTouch OS 4.0.
In the camera department, the NEX devices will be coming with 12MP + 5MP dual cameras on the rear and an 8MP single camera on the front. While there is no confirmation, the pop-up selfie camera might be available on both the variants. The devices will be powered by a 4,000mAh non-removable battery with up to 22.5W fast charging support. While the Vivo NEX S comes with the rear-facing fingerprint sensor, the Vivo NEX comes with an in-display fingerprint sensor.
The Vivo NEX devices will also come with a dedicated AK4376A audio chip for Hi-Fi audio output. Stay tuned on PhoneRadar to know more about the upcoming Vivo smartphones!
Latest: Vivo NEX S & NEX Smartphones Official Listing Revealed Full Specifications
Just yesterday, we got to know the specifications of the Vivo NEX and NEX S smartphones. Today, both the devices are listed on the company’s official website. The variant with the Snapdragon 845 chipset will be called as NEX S (flagship edition) and the Vivo NEX will come with Snapdragon 710 chipset. While the Vivo NEX S sports in-display fingerprint sensor, the Vivo NEX has a rear-facing capacitive fingerprint sensor.
Vivo NEX S
Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform
Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform
Rear: 12MP + 5MP
Android 8.1 Oreo
Both the devices look exactly similar from outside and most of the internals also remain same. Both the device got the same 12MP + 5MP dual rear cameras and an 8MP front camera. However, only the Vivo NEX S is expected to come with the pop-up camera. The 6.59-inch notch-less displays on the Vivo NEX S and NEX will not give the same screen-to-body of the Vivo APEX. While we got know most of the things, we still have to wait for the launch date to know the pricing and availability details!