Published: Sat, July 21, 2018
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Vivo redefines bezel-less smartphone with Nex

Vivo redefines bezel-less smartphone with Nex

After the X21 with an in-display fingerprint sensor, Chinese smartphone-maker Vivo has launched another innovative premium mobile in India. The phone features a 6.59-inch Super AMOLED Ultra FullView "Zero Screen" display with a resolution of 2,316 x 1,080 pixels and a screen-to-body-ratio of 91.24 percent. Simply called NEX for the Indian market, the phone will be available for purchase on Amazon and Vivo online store starting July 21 for INR 44,990 ($651). Unlike in China, the company is skipping the launch of Snapdragon 710-powered Vivo NEX A in India. It nearly offers 91.2% screen-to-body ratio. It has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.

It runs on the latest Android 8.1 Oreo-based FunTouch OS 4.0 out of the box. All the front facing sensors including the front camera have been shuffled at the top panel inside a hidden mechanical slider, which automatically slides open every time a user wants to capture a selfie or carry a video chat and retracts when the front camera is no longer required.

The much talked-about Vivo Nex is now launched in India.


The Vivo Nex is the only smartphones after Oppo Find X which has an nearly bezel-less screen offering a truly immersive edge-to-edge experience.

In terms of optics, the Vivo Nex features a dual camera setup at the back consisting of a 12-megapixel primary dual pixel camera with a Sony IMX363 sensor, f/1.8 aperture, 4-axis OIS, dual LED flash and a secondary 5-megapixel camera with f/2.4 aperture. Unlike the OPPO Find X, the Vivo NEX lacks the face unlock options. The selfie camera has an aperture rate of f/2.0 and comes with features such as Live Photo, Face Beauty, Backlight HDR, Portrait Bokeh (single camera), Panorama, AR Stickers, Filters. Next in line is a retractable front camera which pops out in just 0.8 seconds and a display which doubles up as earpiece using the Screen SoundCasting Technology. Offline, it will also go on sale via select partner stores and Vivo Stores. It is backed by a 4,000mAh non-removable battery and comes bundled with a 22.5W fast charging adapter.

The Vivo NEX measures 162 × 77 × 7.98 mm and weighs 199 grams.

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