The Vivo NEX is shaping up to be what the Lenovo Z5 wasn't

The Vivo NEX is shaping up to be what the Lenovo Z5 wasn't
It’s no secret that Vivo has plans to launch the NEX smartphone in the near future, with the device expected to become the brand’s latest flagship. However, unlike Lenovo which promised far too much and delivered too little, Vivo’s next device is actually shaping up to be what the Lenovo Z5 wasn’t.

According to a newly-leaked render, the Vivo NEX could become one of the best efforts on the market when it comes to bezel-less designs. After all, not only does the smartphone boast extremely thin side bezels, but these are also continued around the top of the display. This means absolutely no notch. Now, it’s still worth pointing out that a small chin is still present, but it’s fair to say that it certainly isn’t a large one. In addition to all of this, in a bid to avoid any weird selfie camera placements, the Vivo NEX takes cues from the Vivo Apex concept that was presented at CES 2018 by including a pop-up camera on the top of the smartphone.

On the internal side of things, the flagship NEX isn’t lacking either according to leaks, with the premium variant sporting a Snapdragon 845 processor along with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Alternatively, it appears Vivo will be offering a slightly cheaper version with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 710, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of internal storage. In any case, however, both are expected to ship with a 6.6-inch display that includes a fingerprint scanner underneath. Also, a large 4,000mAh battery pack and a dual-camera setup are also said to have been added to the mix.

Currently, the Vivo NEX series is set to be unveiled in China on June 12, with pricing expected to be pretty high. Specifically, the Snapdragon 845 variant is set to start at $1,100, while the Snapdragon 710 model will set consumers back $780. Presently, though, it’s unclear if Vivo has any plans to launch the smartphone outside of China.

source: Mysmartprice



1. Cat97

Posts: 2030; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Looks nice, especially if you can flash stock Google Project Treble ROMs on it...otherwise you can't be stuck with some obscure Chinese-altered firmware that never gets updated.

3. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

If this phone have big user base, I'm sure Lineage will make official ROM for this phone. (But I doubt they can sell even 1 at that pricetag, lol..)

14. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

Androidauthority has a live video of the actual phone in use and it says Vivo on the back, not Nex, like all Vivo phones do. Anyway, it's absolutely gorgeous and the pop-up camera is more elegant than on the Apex prototype. The price is steep but the wow factor is too.

15. Poptart2828

Posts: 506; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Funtouch os gets updated on my vivo xplay 6 every few weeks.

2. ToxiD

Posts: 54; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

That price totally killed the hype.

4. KingSam

Posts: 1525; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

It's early stages. Mass producing that isn't cheap.

9. bucknassty

Posts: 1401; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

the price is understandable, but my expectation was for it to be lower....

18. Ampo2412 unregistered

New display technology, sensors under the display and pop up selfie are going to cost money. Atleast you're getting something other than a notch and undesirable/unreliable face recognition for your money.

5. smallworld

Posts: 523; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

I hate this. Why do they think it's okay to increase the screen size each time they remove the bezels?? When the bezel-less trend started, I hoped we would finally see more compact phones but NO. We only got 6"-6.2" phones even bigger than the old 5.5" phones. Why couldn't Vivo make a bezel-less phone the size of the iPhone X or S9? They're the most compact phones rn. I know it decreases the battery size but I prefer an easy to handle phone over a 4000mah battery. 6.6" is going to be HUGE! Even without bezel.

10. bucknassty

Posts: 1401; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

maybe it's because you live in a .... smallworld.... ba dum, tsssssss.... in all seriousness, it would be nice to have a 5 inch with top specs... i think sony comes closest with this right?

12. yalokiy

Posts: 1124; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

Sony makes nice small phones, but the screen to body ratio is ~73.5% at best. Wish they made one with over 85%.

13. bucknassty

Posts: 1401; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

doesn't sharp make some good compact phones? too bad they dont really sell outside of Japan

17. Ampo2412 unregistered

The new Sony XZ2 is at 76.1% screen to body ratio. The bezels, while they've been shrunk, aren't as small as Samsung, LG or this phone obviously but improved nonetheless over older Sony phones. Personally, I like the new design of Sony's latest flagships.

6. zeppo

Posts: 200; Member since: Jul 21, 2015

$1000 for a phone without any update haha

16. Poptart2828

Posts: 506; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Here we go again. I've owned vivo phones and mines have all been updated continuous. this is why I dislike American focused phone sites trying to cover Asian phones. You don't get all the facts, just assumptions.

20. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

You obviously don't know what you're talking about.

7. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

It looks great but I'd prefer the bottom bezel to be moved to the top.

8. Whitedot

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 26, 2017

"Snapdragon 710 model will set consumers back $780" Ouch.

11. Phaze0085

Posts: 124; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

I hope this phone actually comes out with the those highend specks. 6.6inch screen! I would love a phone with that big of screen, it would be the perfect step up from my original Xiaomi Mi Mix. Vivo do your thing and ill totally spend $1100 on that thing.


Posts: 480; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

Needs rom support. I would dread using that funtouch UI

21. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

Is that your only gripe?

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