Vivo Nex has been in the spotlight since the announcement, simply because the Chinese company were able to get rid of the notch and quite imaginatively hide the front camera. The front camera is pops-up from the top of the device as and when needed, thus saving the phone from a notch and giving a edge-to-edge screen experience.
And now we have a look at the workings of the said pop-up front camera courtesy of a teardown from MyFixGuide. The images provided give a clear view of the mechanics at play in the Vivo Nex that makes the pop-up camera work. These include a screw alongside a silver spiral stepper that pushes the camera up and down. It all apparently looks solid and seems very little could go wrong, but then again it is still a moving part.
We also get a look at the piezoelectric speaker on the Vivo Nex that has replace the standard earpiece and it seems to be similar to what we have seen on the Xiaomi Mi Mix. Though MyFixGuide is of the opinion that the one on the Nex has a different approach than the Mi Mix.
Vivo Nex Specifications and Features
Vivo Nex features a nearly bezel-less design that is not as dramatic as it was on the Vivo Apex. The smartphone still has a chin but it is considerably smaller than what we have seen on other smartphones. The device sports a metal and glass construction.
Under the hood, the Vivo Nex gets the new octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset coupled with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage. The smart runs Android 8.1 Oreo with Funtouch UI for a gesture-based experience.
The Vivo Nex features a 6.59-inch Super AMOLED display with Full HD+ resolution of 2316 x 1080 pixels. It sports dual 12-megapixel rear camera with primary sensor having f/1.8 aperture and secondary getting f/2.4 aperture. The camera supports Vivo’s AI recognition tools for smoother user experience. However, the highlight of the device is the 8-megapixel pop-up selfie camera which reveals itself when you activate the front camera on the camera app. The motorized action makes it one of the most futuristic implementations yet.