Vivo will launch its crazy all-screen phone, the Nex, in India in the third week of July if a new 91 Mobiles report is to be gone by. It isn’t clear whether Vivo will bring both the Nex S and the Nex A to India or just one of the two. While the Nex S is Vivo’s top-of-the-line phone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and 8GB RAM and an in-display fingerprint scanner, the Nex A is the same phone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor and 6GB RAM and a conventional rear-mounted fingerprint scanner. Quite obviously then, the Nex S will be a more expensive offering while the Nex A will be what you can call a more mainstream option.
The USP of the Nex phone is its futuristic design. The Nex has an all-glass front (and back), and an over 90 per cent of screen-to-body ratio. This is because the Nex does not ship with a notch. There’s a small chin at the bottom but overall, the Nex is the most bezel-less phone in the market right now. It is, in fact, the commercial variant of the concept Apex phone that Vivo had showcased at MWC 2018.
The Nex does now have a forehead, and as such, the earpiece and sensors are placed underneath the display. Much like it is in the case of the Xiaomi Mi Mix. Unlike the Mi Mix, however, the Nex does not have a bottom seated selfie camera. The Nex, instead, comes with a rather unconventional pop-out selfie camera that’s built out of mechanical parts. This means that it’s prone to wear and tear over time, although Vivo says, that it can be used hassle-free about 50,000 times and also it can withstand up to 500-grams of weight.
Elsewhere the Nex — the Nex S — sports a third-generation in-display fingerprint scanner that’s said to be faster and more accurate than the one we saw on the recently launched Vivo X21. The regular Nex A ships with a conventional rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Hardware specs include: 6.59-inch 1080p+ AMOLED display, dual rear camera system consisting of one 12-megapixel sensor and another 5-megapixel sensor for depth sensing. The Nex further comes with an 8-megapixel front camera. The phone runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based Fun Touch OS and is backed by a 4,000mAh battery.