The Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition was announced yesterday through a dedicated launch event in Shanghai. The original Vivo NEX had impressed the smartphone fans with its notch-less display design. As the name goes, the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition has arrived with two screens. It is packed with powerful specs, but the amazing dual display design of the smartphone is the thing that sets apart from other flagship phones. A Twitter user has shared hands-on images of the Blue and Red color variants of the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition.
There is a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display sitting on the frontside of the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition. The company claims that the front display offers 91.63 percent screen space. It features a 2.5D curved glass over it, but the exact edition of the protection glass is not known. The front screen supports 19.5:9 aspect ratio and full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2340 pixels. Underneath the front screen is an in-screen fingerprint scanner.
Since the upper bezel is quite thin, sensors like proximity and ambient sensors are placed under the display. The smartphone does not feature a front-facing camera. There is a thin earpiece placed between the display glass and frame at the top. The same can be found on the rear side of the smartphone.
Sitting on the rear of the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition is a 5.49-inch S-AMOLED screen. It supports 16:9 aspect ratio, full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels and it is protected by Gorilla Glass 5. There is an aluminum frame running along the edges of the phone. With glass all around the phone, it is one slippery device to hold.
The dual-tone LED flash, a 12-megapixel main sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, a ToF camera and an IR illuminator for face recognition are placed above the rear display. The dual camera sensors are placed inside the Lunar Ring. There are two additional soft LED lights placed on the Lunar Ring that springs into action while capturing selfies.
Half portion of the Lunar Ring is embedded in the secondary screen of the phone. The Lunar Ring can illuminate while gaming, shooting photos and for notifications. The rear display can be used as a viewfinder while snapping photos. The NEX branding on the thick-sized bottom bezel of the rear screen.
The Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition features a 3.5mm audio, a USB-C port, a loudspeaker and a dual-SIM slot around its edges. Coming to the other specs of the phone, it includes Snapdragon 845 chipset, 10 GB of RAM, 3,500mAh battery with 22.5W fast charging support. There is no microSD card slot on the device. It is loaded with FunTouch OS 4.5 flavored Android 9 Pie OS. It is equipped with an inbuilt storage of 128 GB.
The pre-orders of the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition has begun in China. It is priced at 4,998 Yuan (~$726) and its shipments are slated to begin on Dec. 29. In the coming year, the smartphone will be made outside of China.