Vivo is gearing up to launch its upcoming experimental smartphone — Vivo NEX 2, which seems like a successor of the Vivo NEX launched earlier this year featuring an elevating front-facing camera.
Earlier, it was reported that the Chinese company could launch the Vivo NEX 2 smartphone on 11th December. Now, the company has finally revealed that the phone will be launched in China on 12th December.
The Vivo NEX 2 will be featuring dual displays. It will miss out on the elevating front-facing camera as the triple rear camera setup will also act as a front-facing camera, thanks to a secondary display on the back side. The official renders of the smartphone released by the Chinese company also confirms this design.
However, do note that Vivo won’t be the first smartphone manufacturer to feature dual displays and rear camera setup also doubling as front-facing camera sensors as ZTE has already launched Nubia X with such design. But it will be interesting to see Vivo’s take on this type of design.
Thanks to the lack of camera sensors on the front side of the smartphone, the device will come with a high screen-to-body ratio and ultra-thin bezels surrounding the display. On the back side, below the secondary screen, there’s a Vivo branding logo.
There’s an illuminated RGB Lunar Ring at the topside of the rear screen. Half portion of the Lunar Ring is on the upper bezel of the rear screen while the other half is placed under the display. Rumours suggests that the Lunar Ring will glow when the phone receives any notifications. It may also function as additional LED flash for the camera.
While the company has not yet revealed the phone’s specifications, the phone has passed through certifications, which reveal that the device will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 octa-core flagship chipset and will have up to 10GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
It is speculated that the front side display could be of 6.59-inch whereas the rear display could be 5.5-inch. The phone is expected to come with an in-display fingerprint sensor, which will make it the first smartphone with dual display to have an under-display fingerprint scanner.
As for the software, the Vivo NEX 2 is claimed to offer a new user experience. Vivo has developed a new version of its mobile operating system based on Android that has been tailored for dual-screen phones. It is also said to come with support for several AI-based features.