Vivo NEX, the smartphone which comes with a pop-up front-facing camera, is all set to be launched globally this month. In line with that, the Vivo NEX will also be available for purchase in Taiwan from 30th July for a price of NT$2,1990, roughly $718, which is about $45 more than Chinese pricing.
However, according to the report, the Vivo NEX will be available for purchase in Taiwan on 30th July through a limited sale with just 1,000 units. Apart from Taiwan, the smartphone is also slated to launch in Russia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and India by the end of this month.
The Vivo NEX series was first announced in China in two variants — NEX S and NEX A. Both the variants are the production version of the Vivo Apex concept smartphone that was showcased earlier by the Chinese company.
The highlight of the Vivo NEX smartphones is the whopping 91 percent screen-to-body ratio and a motorized pop-up front camera for taking selfies and video calling. It also comes with an under-display fingerprint reader. Both the smartphones feature a 6.59-inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ display with 1080 x 2316 pixels screen resolution with 18:9 aspect ratio.
Under the hood, the NEX S is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor clocked at a maximum frequency of 2.8GHz. It packs 8GB RAM and comes in two internal storage options — 128GB and 256GB. On the other hand, the NEX A is powered by the recently launched Snapdragon 710 processor with a 2.2GHz clock speed. This one comes with 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
In the camera department, the smartphone features a dual camera setup on the back, consisting of a 12MP primary sensor and 5MP secondary sensor. On the front side, there’s an 8MP snapper that comes with an elevating mechanism.
As for the software, both the smartphones are running on Android Oreo operating system out of the box. The phone also comes with Vivo Game Engine, which is made in partnership with Tencent Games that aims to provide an immersive gaming experience based on software and hardware optimization.
Connectivity options on the devices include Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz / 5GHz) 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5 LE, GPS + GLONASS, and USB Type-C. Both the smartphones are fuelled by a 4,000mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging support.
The Vivo NEX will be officially available for pre-orders in India through online marketplace Amazon from 19th July. While the company has not yet revealed Indian pricing, several reports suggest that the pricing will start from INR 48,990 which roughly translates into $715.