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Vivo NEX transparent back shows off the workings of the pop-up selfie camera

Don’t you wish all the flagship smartphones came with a transparent back panel?

  • Published: July 17, 2018 4:43 PM IST
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The Vivo NEX is among the really good looking devices out there with its truly bezel-less design. The company has managed to achieve the design by opting for a pop-up selfie camera. Now, the device has been given a mod that makes it look even better than before.

YouTuber JerryRigEverything has experimented with the Vivo NEX, replaced its back with a transparent panel. This transparent panel, not only looks good, but also gives a clear look at the smartphone’s internals. But as you can see in the below video, what’s really interesting is how the transparent panel exposes the workings of the pop-up camera module.

The YouTuber shows the process of modding the NEX to give it the transparent look. He starts off by cutting off the adhesive, and peeling the layer of laminate to make the back panel transparent. With deftness, he also removes the metal plate covering the pop-up mechanism of the camera module. Once everything has been exposed, he sticks back the clear panel using double-sided tape.

The end result is quite something, and we wonder why smartphone companies do not offer the choice of transparent panels by default. HTC did it with the U11 Plus, and the U12 Plus, and more recently Xiaomi offered a similar option with the Mi 8 Explorer Edition.

Coming back to the Vivo NEX, which is set to be launched in India later this week on July 19. Ahead of the launch it has been revealed that the smartphone will be exclusively available via Amazon India. At the ongoing Prime Day Sale, the e-commerce site has revealed that the those who pre-order the smartphone will get Rs 1,000 cashback, and an extra six months of manufacturer warranty. The page has also confirmed that the smartphone will be priced somewhere between Rs 40,990 and Rs 49,990.

For a quick recap, the Vivo NEX flaunts a 6.59-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display with 19.3:9 aspect ratio. Under the hood is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with 8GB of RAM. There are two storage options to choose from – 128GB and 256GB. At the back is a dual-camera setup, while the pop-up module includes an 8-megapixel sensor.

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  • Published Date: July 17, 2018 4:43 PM IST