Sister company OPPO might have shown off the 90-degree, Waterfall display first, but vivo is the first company to actually offer the tech in a commercial product.
The large, 6.89-inch Waterfall, full view display uses a POLED panel that wraps around the side of the frame, stopping halfway through.
The all-screen panel is uninterrupted by a notch, which is made possible thanks to a motorized pop-up module that houses the 16-megapixel front camera.
The display also houses an under-display fingerprint scanner. There’s also facial recognition tech built into the selfie camera as well.
vivo took a design cue from their APEX 2019 concept phone and removed the physical power and volume buttons on the side, replacing them with pressure-sensitive, capacitive keys.
The circular camera module houses a 64-megapixel main camera, 13-megapixel wide angle camera, and 13-megapixel 2x optical zoom camera.
Inside the phone sits Qualcomm’s newest processor, the Snapdragon 855 Plus, paired with either 8GB/12GB of RAM and 128GB/256GB of storage. A custom vapor cooling solution keeps the phone cool and free from thermal throttling when you’re playing games non-stop. vivo will be offering the NEX 3 in both 5G and 4G variants.
Keeping the lights on is a 4500mAh battery. vivo also throws in a 44w fast charging tech to quickly top up the phone from 0.
Pricing for the NEX 3 are as follows:
NEX 4G 8GB/128GB – CNY 4998 (~Php 37k)
NEX 5G 8GB/256GB – CNY 5698 (~Php 42.2k)
NEX 5G 12GB/256GB – CNY 6198 (~Php 45.9k)
No local price has been set for the NEX 3 yet.
vivo NEX 3 Specs
- Snapdragon 855+ octa-core processor
- 8GB/12GB RAM
- 6.89-inch 19:3.9 POLED Full HD+ Waterfall Fullview display, 20:9 aspect ratio
- 128GB/256GB of non-expandable storage
- 4G, LTE, 5G (5G variant)
- Dual SIM
- Triple Rear Cameras: 64-megapixel f/1.8 main camera; 13-megapixel f/2.2 ultra-wide-angle camera; 13-megapixel f/2.48 telephoto camera with 2x optical zoom; with PDAF, LED Flash, Hyper HDR
- 16-megapixel f/2.09 pop-up front camera with selfie fill light
- WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
- In-display fingerprint scanner, Jovi Voice Assistant, Vapor chamber cooling
- Android 9 Pie with FunTouch 9.1
- 4500mAh battery with 44w Super FlashCharge