Earlier this year, Vivo launched its flagship smartphone Vivo NEX, which comes with the unique elevating front-facing camera. After launching the smartphone in China and India, the company has now officially launched the device in Taiwan.
Today, at a press conference, Vivo finally launched Vivo NEX with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage in Taiwan for a price of NT$21,990, which roughly converts to $719. The phone will be available for pre-order till 30th July. The Snapdragon 710 variant of the smartphone won’t be available in Taiwan.
The smartphone boasts a 6.59-inch Super AMOLED Ultra FullView “Zero Screen” Display with a screen-to-body ratio of 91.24 percent and 2316 x 1080 pixels screen resolution. All the sensors on the device are hidden under the display and instead of an earpiece, the phone comes with a Screen SoundCasting Technology.
Under the hood, the device is powered by Qualcomm‘s Snapdragon 845 processor clocked at 2.8GHz, along with Adreno 630 graphics processor. It packs 8GB RAM and comes with 128GB of internal storage. In the camera department, there’s a dual camera setup on the back, consisting of a 12MP primary Sony IMX363 sensor with 1.4μm pixels, f/1.8 aperture, and four-axis optical image stabilization and a 5MP secondary sensor with f/2.4 aperture.
On the front side, there’s an 8MP snapper that comes with an elevating mechanism. The front-facing snapper automatically rises and hides on opening and closing the camera app, and also makes a sound to notify the user. This is done using micro-stepping motors with independent drive ICs and precision control algorithms.
The device features a third-generation in-display fingerprint scanning technology that improves the screen unlock time by 10 percent and increases the overall experience of phone unlocking. The company is actively working on improving the fingerprint scanner and has already rolled out a couple of updates improving the performance of the scanner.
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. The device measures 162 × 77 × 7.98 mm and weighs 199 grams. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box with FunTouch 4.0 UI and is powered by a 4,000mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging support.