The most bezel-less phone in the world goes official: Manufacturers, take notes from the Vivo NEX

The quest for coming up with the ultimate bezel-less device has bore tons of fruit already. Devices like the iPhone X, Galaxy S9/S9+, Xiaomi Mi Mix 2/2s, Essential Phone, OnePlus 6, LG G7, and many, many others broke past the once unachievable screen-to-body ratio metric of over 80%, but it doesn't seem like this is enough. It would seem that neither the industry nor the enormous consumer base will be satisfied until we receive phone that are all-screen up front, usability be damned...
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63 Comments

32. TheOracle1

Posts: 2259; Member since: May 04, 2015

China exclusive how? Just order one from a reseller like GearBest or on Aliexpress.

8. antroid

Posts: 392; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

Lenovo, write notes for your future z6. Unlike with your false advertising on your z5

11. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

After that false hype, lenovo is a blacklisted brand to me.

23. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

This..

9. Feanor

Posts: 1365; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

Wow... The fact that to achieve this bezeless look they had to go to such lengths with the front camera means that the bezeless trend has gone too far and gets really silly. It is like having a retractable steering wheel in a car, as if you don't need to drive it all the time. Or that your cooking pot has retractable handles because they would spoil it's perfect cylindrical shape.

17. bucknassty

Posts: 1337; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

HAHAHAHA the cooking pot had me rollin

25. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Bad analogy tbh

43. Feanor

Posts: 1365; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

You mean that you prefer a complicated and rather stupid periscope camera rather than thin bezels a la Galaxy S9 to accommodate a fixed camera? Seems so pretentious and over-engineered to me.

47. Stormrider

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 30, 2016

Vivo's (and Samsung's) approaches are way more polished and refined compared to the monstrosity that is the iPhone X.

52. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

Selfie camera is not like screen you don't use them every 5 second, or do you? But sure you can use it every 5 second on this phone, who said you can't? Bad analogy BTW.

10. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I was hoping for a 5" or 5.5" variant but that amoled on sd845 and 4000mah battery is really tempting. Vivo is the nex big thing.

16. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It wouldn't brother me that the camera pops up like that.

21. j_grouchy

Posts: 177; Member since: Nov 08, 2016

Me neither. I'm not a selfie-taker, so I rarely ever need my front-facing camera anyway.

24. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Agree I will never understand why people want to plaster their picture all over the internet.

40. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Yep. I rarely use the front camera.

22. Duncdawg26

Posts: 174; Member since: Jan 20, 2017

$1500 anyone? I couldn't blame them if the priced it as much top of the line everything plus 2 technologies that no one else is sporting (in-display fps and the ratio)

26. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Its priced around CNY 4,498 - 700US and only released in China.

50. Kloak

Posts: 82; Member since: May 27, 2018

I read it was around 1,100US, there are 3 models though so it could be 700US for some of the cheaper models.

53. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

There are Only 2 models. Nex S SD845 CNY 4500 and Nex A SD710 CNY3900.

27. Poptart2828

Posts: 395; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

It has all the lte bands I need for t mobile or at&t

28. Poptart2828

Posts: 395; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Already ordered. If the camera and performance is anything like my vivo xplay 6 then I'll be very happy.

30. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Best design i have see in years! Props for not using a fugly notch!

34. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

Nah the iPhone x still better and why doesn't it have a notch everyone loves the revolutionary notch !!! that is just lazy also why does 3.5 jack in 2018 ??! that is pathetic ...

41. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Ha ha.

35. Sparkxster

Posts: 1228; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Vivo Nex looks next gen.

36. monoke

Posts: 1161; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Not as impressive as the Apex design for it had smaller bezels but it's still the most futuristic and high tech design out there. Good work Vivo.

42. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Good looking phone

44. Diego!

Posts: 871; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Hello Innovation! This is it! My next phone!

48. Lenny86

Posts: 301; Member since: Sep 20, 2012

Not even excited. I am not Asian, or at least not living in Asia.

58. mixedfish

Posts: 1555; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Haha bezels, enjoy guys, fight over your incremental changes.
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