The Vivo model that we have all been waiting for is finally here. Just that it wasn’t launched as Vivo NEX 2 as expected but instead it is dubbed Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition. It’s not hard to know why it bears that name. The device comes with two displays, one at the back and one on the front but this is very much different to the type you’ll find on the likes of Yotaphone, Meizu Pro 7 etc. Another spectacular feature on the Nex Dual Display edition is the 3D TOF stereo camera it packs.
Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition Specs, Design & Features
The Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition is very much different from the first-gen Vivo NEX as there isn’t a pop-up camera this time around. We can’t be so sure but that could be an indication that the company may have given up on that design style. It is also possible that we might see another model in the first half of 2019 with the pop-up camera design.
Talking of the specifications, the Vivo NEX Dual Display edition is rich in features. It packs a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED bezel-less display with a resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels and extra tall 19.5:9 aspect ratio. Vivo says the display comes with 91.63% screen ratio. The rear display is equally a quality Super AMOLED instead of a grayscale display. The size is also pretty impressive- 5.49 inches with the traditional FHD resolution of 1920x1080pixels with the standard 16:9 aspect ratio. As expected of a flagship device, the Vivo NEX Dual is powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset and will be available in 10GB of RAM coupled with 128GB of non-expandable storage.
Now, to the headline-making triple camera setup, it may interest you to note that the NEX Dual doesn’t have a front-facing camera. So, that explains why Vivo could ditch the pop-up design. On the other hand, there are three camera sensors at the back. For configuration, the main sensor is a 12MP one with OIS and f/1.79 aperture lens while the secondary camera has a 2MP sensor with f/1.8 which is perhaps a depth sensor. The third camera is a 3D TOF (time of flight) and will be deployed primarily for advanced face unlock. In addition, the 3D TOF camera offers some advanced features like personalized beautification, 3D modelling of the user’s face, etc. There is a flash at the extreme left of the sensors while the two main sensors are circled by a star light ring. The ring light illuminates during gameplay, when the camera timer is ticking and a few other occasions. The camera setup is also optimised for AI screen recognition, Body and Face Shaping. Apart from the Face Unlock, there is also an in-display fingerprint sensor. For software, the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition comes with Android 9.0 Pie modified with Funtouch OS 4.5. It also comes with Vivo’s JOVI voice assistant. The device gets its juice from a 3500mAh battery with support for 10V/2.25A fast charging.
Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition Price & Available
The premium device comes clutching a pricey 4,998 yuan ($723) and is presently up for pre-order in China via Jingdong (JD.com), Suning, Tmall etc. It is available in Star Purple and Ice Field Blue colours. The device will go on sale on December 29. There is no word yet on its global release itinerary but we expect some information on that to pop up soon.