BBK subsidiary, Vivo last week confirmed that it would launch the concept NEX smartphone in an event holding on June 12. The Vivo NEX is expected to be the mass production version of the Vivo APEX concept phone which was unveiled a couple of months back. The Chinese manufacturer recently released a teaser poster on its official Weibo account which re-echoes the presence of a pop-up selfie camera on the NEX. The company has now released a new poster which basically confirms the presence of a pop-up selfie shooter.
The teaser poster contains the render of the full-screen device with the selfie camera already popped up. The crisp clear picture on the display obviously represents how powerful the selfie camera output would be. The poster also shows the device will indeed be a truly bezel-less model with no notch at the upper edge. The sides also look completely bezel-less while the chin has just a minimal level of bezels.
As a reminder, the NEX’s selfie camera is hidden on the top bezel from view and it comes up automatically when a user selects the front-facing camera option inside the camera app. When not required, the pop-up camera can hide inside the top bezel. When the feature was demonstrated on the Vivo APEX phone, the company had claimed that it can pop-up in just 0.8 seconds. That could also be retained on the NEX smartphone. The poster also points at the presence of artificial intelligence (AI) on the device.
As for the specs, the Vivo NEX is expected to have a Snapdragon 845 chipset on its topmost model while there is rumoured to be a model with a Snapdragon 710 chip.