Press image of "full-screen" Vivo NEX (formerly Vivo Apex) surfaces

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Yesterday, we showed you a render of the next device touted to feature a display nearly free from bezels. That would be the Vivo NEX. This is the release name for the Vivo Apex concept phone that Vivo decided to put into mass-production after it received widespread interest. The Vivo NEX render revealed that the device will come to market with very thin side and top bezels, and a minimal bezel at bottom. A new press image of the Vivo NEX was disseminated via tweet today by tipster Ice Universe, and the image is just as impressive as the render is. Today's leak also reveals that the phone will feature a fingerprint scanner embedded in the display. Three different versions of the phone are expected, the Vivo NEX, Vivo NEX A and the Vivo NEX S.

The Vivo NEX models are rumored to be equipped with a 6.6-inch display; the premium model is said to be powered by the Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform and features 8GB of RAM along with 256GB of native storage. The other two variants will reportedly have the Snapdragon 710 Mobile Platform under their respective hoods, with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. A 4000mAh battery supposedly will be charged with keeping the power on. And at least one of the phones will have a retractable front camera, according to the source. We expect to see Android 8.1 Oreo pre-installed on all three handsets.

Thanks to a Geekbench benchmark test, we now can say that the Vivo NEX S will be the premium model and it is expected to be priced at a wallet-emptying $1,100. One of  the remaining models (either the NEX or the NEX A) is said to carry a $780 price tag.

We should know much more about the Vivo NEX series when the devices are officially announced on June 12th.


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35 Comments

1. ahmadkun

Posts: 592; Member since: May 02, 2016

Okay guys .. now we have to investigate whats wrong with those chins

2. IT-Engineer

Posts: 546; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Microphone, speakers, USB stick and so on.

4. maherk

Posts: 6891; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

That's not correct. It has to do with the display controller. In order to get rid of the chin, Apple used a flexible screen where they had to fold the display controller towards the back to achieve a truly bezeless phone. Can Android OEMs do that? Of course, but they're just cutting costs by not following Apple's lead.

5. acme64

Posts: 127; Member since: Jul 13, 2015

funfact, no one gives a f**k about bezeless screens. don't buy the marketing hype

11. maherk

Posts: 6891; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Majority of us costumers care about bezeless phones, thus why all OEMs are trying to copy Apple.

32. ijuanp03

Posts: 603; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

LOL. It was Samsung and LG who started this bezel-less display and Apple just follow suit. big LOL

28. Chris_ABN

Posts: 193; Member since: May 16, 2018

Don't be stuck in 2013.

8. yalokiy

Posts: 1013; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

This tiny chin is miles better than the huge notch of X that is almost as large and tall as top bezel on a phone without a notch.

15. cmdacos

Posts: 4220; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Without a doubt

14. TheOracle1

Posts: 2301; Member since: May 04, 2015

You're a funny guy. Apple take Samsung's screen and folds it and you now claim that Samsung would be cutting costs if they did it. Has it occurred to you that they may not want to do it for design reasons? As in not having to use a stupid notch and go with minimal top and/or bottom bezels.

20. maherk

Posts: 6891; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Why you're so insecure you poor poor soul? Where did I mention Samsung? We are talking about phones trying to copy Apple with the notch, yet keeping the bottom chin. Fyi, I like Samsung's design language the most, it's more balanced imo. I moved from the S9 to the P20 Pro, and I find the front panel to be a mess when compared to the simple front of the S9.

29. TheOracle1

Posts: 2301; Member since: May 04, 2015

You didn't mention Samsung, I did because the screen on the iPhone X is a Samsung screen and you make it sound as if Apple invented folding the controller. It's Samsung's technology and they could implement it far cheaper than Apple if they wanted to. Secondly, we're talking about the notchless Nex having a chin. No one mentioned a notch and chin until you just did. Facts matter.

33. maherk

Posts: 6891; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

"Okay guys .. now we have to investigate whats wrong with those chins" The OP is obviously talking about all the Android bezeless phones that are rocking a chin. That's were my comment came from. And do you really believe that Samsung were able to implement this on their phones, yet they decided to let Apple beat them to it by using Samsung's own technology. I know you're going to keep denying it, but Samsung didn't invent the panel Apple are using, they helped build it, as it was designed by Apple themselves. The S8 would've been a "chinless" phone if Samsung had this technology before Apple.

35. TheOracle1

Posts: 2301; Member since: May 04, 2015

The OP was referring to a chin not a notch. Simple. The Nex doesn't have a notch and that's what this article is about. I don't mind the chin at all as I don't even notice it on my Mix2. Do you, have you or will you own any of these phones? I do and in daily usage the chin is invisible. I also happen to think that the notchless S8/9, Mate 10, Mix2 and Nex are much better looking than any notched phone. Read your second statement again and persuade me you're not contradicting yourself. Of course Samsung had the technology, that's why Apple went to them in the first place.

21. Papa_Ji

Posts: 854; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

It's not true.... oppo is also going to use the world's best flexible display i.e. Samsung AMOLED https://www.sammobile.com/2018/06/07/oppo-may-launch-phones-with-samsungs-edge-displays-soon/

27. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Android OEMs can't. Apple patented it.

7. nerdmb

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 11, 2017

That’s not what he’s talking about. What is annoying is that first images of that phone looked like it did not have any chin and it looked amazing. That was a lie.

17. TheOracle1

Posts: 2301; Member since: May 04, 2015

Go over to Androidauthority and look at the live video. The phone is stunning. You'll not even notice the chin. I don't notice it on my Mix2 because my eyes just don't look at that area much. A top bezel is far more intrusive. A notch is plain fugly.

31. TheOracle1

Posts: 2301; Member since: May 04, 2015

Here's the video and a quick side by side with the iPhone X.https://www.androidauthority.com/vivo-nex-video-872879/

19. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 2013

25. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

^ This...

3. ScottsoNJ56

Posts: 113; Member since: Oct 01, 2017

$1100 and $780 ??? dead in the water

6. hopper

Posts: 76; Member since: May 08, 2017

Mi mix 2 already did this

9. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2215; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

The first to a symmetrical edge to edge design wins. Still not a full symmetrical edge to edge design. It's close...

12. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

iPhone X wins. And no, the notch doesn't prove my statement wrong since you didn't state that it shouldn't be present.

16. cmdacos

Posts: 4220; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Guess you're oblivious to what symmetrical means?

18. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Kindly teach me.

23. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Yes, the notch proves your statement wrong since the iPhone X is clearly not symmetrical vertically. Even the side bezels (4.13 mm) aren't as thin as the bottom bezel (3.87 mm). The Apex chin is hardly bigger than that (4.3 mm)

26. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

How did you know those exact dimensions? The bezels are all said to be 4mm wide.

10. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

hm if this has IP rating, I might trade in my OP6

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