Vivo unveils the Nex smartphone with a pop-out selfie camera

Vivo NEX

Vivo NEX and its elevating camera are now official

Dubbed Ultra FullView, the display is a ginormous 6.59-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED unit, and while this might sound like a a lot, the device is similar in overall size to a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 - the Vivo NEX has dimension of 162×77×7.98mm and a total weight of 199gr.

When it comes to the camera, the Vivo Nex S has a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 primary sensor (with dual-core pixels) and 4-axis OIS, apart from the a 5-megapixel secondary sensor.

As for the rest of the specs, the Vivo NEX has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, an Adreno 630 graphics processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, a 4,000mAh battery and a (slightly disappointing) dual 12/5-megapixel camera on the back. Other local manufacturers like Xiaomi and Huawei are also using the in-display fingerprint scanning technology on their latest high-end devices, but we are yet to see it present on a widely-available device, even moreso on one that could be bought in the United States of A.

The NEX is the third phone since the X20UD and X21 to use the under-display fingerprint sensor. The smartphone is also the most premium device yet from the Chinese smartphone maker. One of the most interesting new feature in the Vivo Nex S and Nex A is the Screen SoundCasting technology. Vivo NEX also features its own AI-powered smart assistant called Jovi. The company claims that this is the improved version of the in-display fingerprint which was recently seen on the Vivo X21 that launched in India. To talk about the identical features of the Vivo NEX and NEX Ultimate, we will be referring them as Vivo NEX in the rest of the article. At the front there is a retractable 8MP front camera.

When it comes to specs, the Nex is no Z5. An LED flash is available on the back as well, while OPPO opted to include an 8-megapixel camera with an f/2.0 aperture lens for the front-facing shooter.

After being in the leaks from the last couple of months, the Vivo NEX was officially listed on Vivo's official website ahead of the launch. Like Samsung's Bixby, this too can be activated with a dedicated button on the side of the phone. Jovi is capable of image identification, it can launch apps and supports numerous other voice commands. The Vivo NEX shows us what is next in the smartphone technology including the pop-up camera. It aims to provide an immersive gaming experience based on software and hardware optimization and is also optimised to run games made using Unreal Engine. Both the devices will go on sale in China from June 23rd.

The cheaper Nex model (that's 3,898 yuan or $608) will feature a mid-range-but-brand-new Snapdragon 710 chip, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.

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