vivo NEX S Officially Unveiled With In-Display Fingerprint, 91.24% Screen-To-Body Ratio And Elevating Camera


In the beginning of this year at CES 2018, Vivo showcased world’s first fingerprint scanner under the display smartphone dubbed as – Vivo X20 Plus UD. The handset went official later on in February and then a later on that month company showcased it’s APEX concept –  which was all about getting rid of bezels, “Half-Screen In-Display” fingerprint scanner and the elevating selfie camera with no notch.

vivo NEX S elevating camera

At that time we didn’t think it to see it real this soon. But the company keeping its word turned the APEX concept into a real commercially-ready smartphone. The premium model is dubbed as NEX S and offers flagship smartphone-like features and some unique one as well.

vivo NEX S

As you can see in the depicted pictures, the NEX S comes with a bezel-less screen – an impressive 91.24% screen-to-body ratio by letting go of the notch and having a minimal chin on the bottom. Ultra FullView Display – that’s what company calls it – sports a 6.59-inch Super AMOLED panel with FHD+ (2316 x 1080px) resolution and a unique 19.3:9 ratio.

And like we’ve seen in the X21 UD, this device incorporates the cool under the display fingerprint scanner. As we mentioned above the NEX S has an impressive bezel-less screen, and as promised vivo brings the periscope-like camera with an 8MP sensor and f/2.0 aperture.

On the rear side, there’s a dual camera setup – a 12MP f/1.8 sensor paired and 5MP f/2.4 unit. The device as expected comes with latest Snapdragon 845 chipset and is paired with 8GB of RAM and storage option to choose from 128GB or the whopping 256GB.
vivo NEX S
The concept design was without the earpiece so does this one, and it has been replaced with a vibrating screen. vivo claims that the Screen SoundCasting Technology should deliver better-sounding bass and softer treble.
To keep the lights of the device on, the company has embedded a hefty 4,000mAh of the battery which charges very quickly thanks to the 22.5W charger. The device comes with Android Oreo 8.1 (Funtouch OS 4.0) pre-installed out of the box.
vivo NEX S
The vivo NEX S also has a dedicated hardware button – which will let you trigger the Jovi voice assistant, which can do numerous things over voice commands.

Price & Availability

Pre-order of the device will begin tomorrow – from June 13 to be precise – with actual sales to begin from June 23. As far as the pricing goes the 8GB/128GB variant will sell for CNY 4,498 ($702) while the variant with 256GB memory configuration will set you back at CNY 4,998 ($780).

Now words about the availability of the device in other markets have come yet.


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