With the NEX, Vivo was among the first OEMs to bring the in-display fingerprint sensor phone beginning this year. The rest of the Android smartphone manufacturers followed the trend. With the NEX series, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer takes innovation to an all new level. The company follows the same strategy with the new addition to the NEX series, the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition. Vivo launches the long-time rumoured NEX Dual Display Edition in China on Tuesday for a price tag of CNY 4,998, which roughly translates to Rs 52,300.
The Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition has a lot to look for. Starting from the two screens, to the triple rear camera setup, the Lunar ring with dual LED flash, and the notch less design, Vivo NEX Dual Display is one of the most exciting smartphones that the company has announced in a long time now. The smartphone has been launched in only China for now, and there are no words if the device will head to other markets, including India, anytime soon. As far as we at India Today Tech are aware, the Vivo currently has no plans to bring the NEX Dual Display Edition to India anytime soon.
Commenting on the launch of the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition, Spark Ni who’s the Senior Vice President of Vivo says, “As Vivo’s premium line-up, the NEX series offers not only an extraordinary user experience to consumers, it also unleashes our imagination towards the future of design and development of smartphones. Combining a futuristic dual-display design and innovative technologies, NEX Dual Display Edition demonstrates Vivo’s continuous exploration and pursuit of exceptional innovations for consumers.”
Let’s take a quick look at what the newly launched innovative Vivo phone offers to the consumers.
Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition specifications
Display: The Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition comes with two screens, one on the front while the other one sits on the back. On the front, the smartphone includes a 6.39-inch Ultra FullView Display with an improved screen-to-body ratio of 91.63 per cent. The Super AMOLED front display “offers a notch-free and immersive viewing experience to users.” Coming to the rear panel display, it’s a slightly smaller one. On the back panel, the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition comes packed with a 5.49-inch Super AMOLED display.
Processor: The Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor like other flagships of 2019.
RAM: 10GB RAM
Storage: 128GB of internal storage. The phone comes in only one storage variant.
Rear camera: The Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition comes packed with triple camera setup on the back panel. The NEX Dual Display Edition’s triple camera setup consists of a 12MP Dual-Pixel main camera featuring a Sony IMX363 sensor and 4-axis OIS, a specialized Night Video Camera, and the third one is a Time of Flight (TOF) 3D Camera.
Front camera: There’s no selfie camera on the new Vivo phone.
Software: The smartphone runs Funtouch OS 4.5 on top of Android 9.0 Pie.
Battery: Under the hood, the Vivo phone includes a 3,500mAh battery with support for 22.5W fast charging.
Colours: The Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition comes in two colour variants — Ice Field Blue and Star purple.
Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition features
–Without any doubt, the “Dual Display” is the most highlighting factor about the new Vivo NEX. The smartphone comes with two screens, one of the usual front and the other one of the back side. The front 6.39-inch Ultra FullView Display is notchless and sports minimal bezels on the sides giving the users an “immersive” video experience. The rear panel screen of the Vivo phone is slightly smaller than the front one. On the back, the phone includes a 5.49-inch Super AMOLED display which also works as a normal phone screen. Unlike the front display, the back display of the Vivo phone includes the cameras and a Lunar Ring which equips dual LED flash. Vivo basically lets users switch between the displays by swiping sideways with three fingers.
–10GB RAM. This is the first Vivo phone to come with 10GB of RAM memory. Previous we have seen phones like Mi Mix 3 to come with a 10GB RAM variant, and now the OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition also packs 10GB of RAM. Going by the innovation in the smartphone space, looks like 10GB RAM is going to be the next normal among the Android smartphone OEMs.
–Triple cameras of the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition work as both main camera and also selfie shooter. In simple works, with the main 12MP Dual-Pixel main camera the users will not only able to capture a landscape shot but also click selfies. The second specialized Night Video Camera will basically let “users film clear and stable footage in motion and low-light environments”. Lastly, with the TOF 3D Camera comes with 3D sensing capabilities which not only “enables point-to-point distance measuring, but also supports 3D Modeling of the user’s face for enhanced facial recognition, protection and personalized beautification.”
–The Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition camera comes with two modes — Mirror Mode and Pose Director. Explaining the two camera modes Vivo says, “Mirror Mode allows users to see themselves in the rear display while being photographed or filmed, while Pose Director can show a posed image or video in the rear display as reference for imitation. Coupled with other camera modes such as AI Scene Recognition, AI Filters and AI Portrait Framing, along with the diffusion lighting from the Selfie Softlight as part of the Lunar Ring, capturing the perfect shot is easier than ever.”
–The Lunar Ring that sits on the rear panel includes dual LED flash which will help users click clear shots in low-light circumstances. The Lunar Ring also creates a “glowing band of colors which can signify notifications and even pulse with music”.
Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition price and availability
The Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition has been launched in only one variant with 10GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage. In China, the smartphone has been priced CNY 4,998, which roughly translates to Rs 52,300. The smartphone has been launched in two colours — “Ice Field Blue” and “Star purple” and both the versions are up for pre-orders on Vivo’s China website and will start shipping from December 29 in the country. As of now, there’s no report if the Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition will come to India or not.