Vivo NEX, introduced last year, was among the uniquely designed smartphone which aimed to offer higher screen-to-body ratio without a notched display. The phone was launched in India in July last year for Rs. 44,990.
Now, the Vivo NEX has received Rs. 5,000 (approximately $71) price cut in India, bringing down the phone’s effective pricing to Rs. 39,990, roughly $569. It is available for purchase through Amazon.in as well as offline retailers.
In India, the Vivo NEX comes in Star Diamond Black color that uses holographic technology and a metal frame. It features 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. 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 comes with 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. 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 Vivo NEX runs on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out-of-the-box with Vivo’s custom user interface FunTouch 4.0. The device draws power from a 4,000mAh battery which comes with 22.5W fast charging support.