Around a week ago, Vivo confirmed that it will be holding a launch event in Shanghai, China on June 12. It is speculated that the Vivo APEX concept that was unveiled earlier this year may get rebranded and showcased through the upcoming event. Recent reports have revealed that the smartphone may get introduced as Vivo NEX. Today, the Chinese manufacturer has released a new poster on its Weibo account to confirm the Vivo NEX name as well as the June 12 launch date.
The above teaser reveals that the smartphone would be arriving with breakthrough technology. Since it is supposed to be a rebranded edition of the Vivo APEX, it is likely to feature an half-screen fingerprint reader, a display that offers over 90-percent screen-to-body ratio and some other advanced features.
Recent leaks have revealed that there could be two editions of the phone. The base model that is rumored to feature Snapdragon 710 may sport a slightly different design. It is expected to feature a front-facing on the right corner of the bottom bezel. The SD710 chipset is expected to be coupled with features 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
The Snapdragon 845 chipset along with 8 GB of RAM is speculated to be power the top variant. It is expected to feature a pop-up camera like the one that was seen on the Vivo APEX phone. This edition is also expected to come with an inbuilt storage of 256 GB.
Also, the Vivo NEX is pegged to carry support for up to 22.5W fast charging. Hence, it will be the first ever smartphone from the company to come with a USB-C port.
Rumors have it either the SD710 or SD845 variant will be arriving with Vivo NEX S moniker. The base model is expected to carry a pricing of 4,998 Yuan (~$779) while the higher edition may cost 6,998 Yuan (~$1,090).