After launching the NEX and NEX S smartphones in China, Vivo has now launched the NEX smartphone in India. Some of the key highlights of the smartphone include a true bezel-less display without a notch, an in-display fingerprint scanner and a motorized pop-up selfie camera. The Vivo NEX is also powered by top the line chipset and comes with powerful hardware under the hood. Here’s a look at the price, specifications and other details of the smartphone.
Vivo NEX price in India and availability
The Vivo NEX will set you back by Rs 44,990 and will be available to purchase exclusively via Amazon India and Vivo e-store. It will start shipping from July 21 onwards. HDFC Bank credit and debit card users can get flat Rs 4,000 off, which brings the price down to Rs 40,990. No cost EMI options are also available.
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Vivo NEX design, specifications and features
Unlike smartphones such as the OnePlus 6 and Zenfone 5Z that feature a notch on top, the Vivo NEX comes with a full edge to edge display. To achieve that, Vivo had to relocate the selfie camera from above the display, to the top left with a motorized pop-up mechanism. The company also had to place the earpiece under the display, which uses bone conduction technology to transmit audio. And lastly, the smartphone also comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner, but ditches the face unlock feature.
Talking about specifications, the Vivo NEX features a 6.59-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2316 x 1080 pixels and taller 19.3:9 aspect ratio. Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC with an octa-core CPU clocked at 2.7GHz coupled. It is paired with Adreno 630 GPU, 8GB of RAM and 128GB onboard storage. Sadly, it does not include expandable storage option.
For shutterbugs, the NEX comes with a dual-rear camera setup featuring a 12-megapixel primary sensor and a 5-megapixel secondary depth sensor. It also has an 8-megapixel mechanical pop-up camera up front for selfies and video calling.
With connectivity options, such as dual SIM card slots, 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth, GPS and 4G LTE, it features a USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer. On the software front, it runs on Funtouch OS 4 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. To keep things ticking, the NEX packs a 4,000mAh battery with dual quick charge feature.