Vivo NEX Appears in Real Skin Hours Before it Gets Official

by Anvinraj Valiyathara 0

The Vivo NEX smartphone is launching tomorrow and the rumor mill seems to have gone berserk as plenty of information have surfaced on it in the past 24 hours. Apart from a report on the leaked hands-on video, most of the recent leaks have only revealed the specs and pricing of the Vivo NEX, NEX A and NEX S smartphones. Earlier today, a Chinese leakster had shared new photos of the phone on Weibo. The new images have surfaced to show the Vivo NEX in real skin before its official launch.

The rear side of the phone has a vertical dual camera setup that is placed at the top-left corner of the phone. Its posterior also features a squarish fingerprint scanner. This could be the “Vivo NEX” variant that had momentarily appeared with a rear-mounted fingerprint reader on the official website in the previous week. The backside of the handset seems to be made out of glass.

The other two images give a clearer view of the frontside of the Vivo NEX. The pop-up camera is clearly in one of the images. The handset is expected to arrive with a massive display of 6.59 inches. The leaked photos suggest that smartphone will indeed offer an impressive screen space. As it can be seen in the image, the chin of the device is a bit thicker than other bezels that surround the screen. It is speculated that the Vivo NEX will deliver a screen-to-body ratio of around 91 percent.

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Recent reports have revealed that the Vivo NEX and NEX A are both powered by Snapdragon 710. The Vivo NEX has SD710 SoC and 6 GB of RAM whereas the Snapdragon 845 variant is likely to arrive as Vivo NEX S and it expected to feature 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.

Earlier this week, a report had revealed that there is an advanced variant that of the phone features Snapdragon 845, 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of RAM. This model is expected to be priced at 4,498 Yuan (~$703). The SD710 edition is likely to cost 3,798 Yuan (~$593).

There are conflicting rumors on the variants and pricing of the Vivo NEX phone. This suggests that Vivo may unleash the Vivo NEX in multiple variants to target flagship and upper mid-range phone buyers. The exact information on the Vivo NEX variants will be confirmed tomorrow through its launch event.

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