Vivo NEX announced with pop-up camera and in-display fingerprint sensor

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NEX breaks industry conventions and is Vivo's latest milestone on its journey to set new limits for smartphone design. It is the "third generation" of the tech and reportedly runs faster than the X21-the first phone with a fingerprint scanner beneath the display. Another major difference is the absence of the under-display fingerprint sensor. It's unknown what amount of RAM and storage it will come with but it's expected to have a price tag in the region of US$600. The Vivo NEX has a full-screen display, but it still has a slight chin on the bottom.

A previous leak had suggested the NEX S powered by a Snapdragon 710 chipset will cost 3,798 yuan (Rs.40,000 approx.) in China, while the NEX top-end variant powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset is expected to cost 4,498 yuan (Rs.45,500 approx.).

Vivo has also added an impressive camera to both the devices. It was already pretty reliable on Vivo X21, as seen in MKBHD's video, so it should be better in the Vivo NEX.

The smartphone boasts an in-display fingerprint scanning technology plus an elevating front camera.

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What's mentioned above are the major differences between Vivo NEX variants. For one, the 8MP f/2.0 front camera is placed onto an elevating mechanism that pops up when needed; sounds reverbates through the screen itself thanks to Vivo's so-called Screen SoundCasting Technology, which is most probably utilizing a piezoelectric technology at its core, similarly to what Xiaomi did with the first Mi Mix but later backtracked.

On the back, the Vivo Nex features a dual camera setup comprising a 12MP main camera with f/1.8 aperture and a secondary 5MP f/2.4 shooter that helps provide depth information. That all-screen design wouldn't have been completely possible if Vivo didn't have the guts to stick the 8 megapixel front camera in a retracting mechanism. Nevertheless, the press release states that it's mainly used for taking better photos, with features like AI Scene Recognition, AI HDR, AI Filters and AI Photo Composition. Vivo has also added a 4000mAh battery.

Beyond photography, Vivo has upgraded its Jovi Intelligent Voice Assistant with powerful voice commands, Image Identification and greater ease of access with a dedicated AI button.

The Vivo Game Engine is available on the Vivo NEX to deliver an immersive gaming experience through hardware and software optimization.

The cheapest variant among the three, which is called Vivo NEX A, comes powered by Qualcomm's recently launched Snapdragon 710 SoC, along with 6GB RAM, and 128GB of internal storage. In terms of dimensions, the Vivo Nex S measures 162x77x7.98mm.

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