Render shows that Vivo could be taking the next step toward a full-screen design

Render shows that Vivo could be taking the next step toward a full-screen design
Ever since phone manufacturers started to find alternatives for the placement of the selfie camera on their phones, the industry has been moving toward the Holy Grail; a 100% screen-to-body ratio. Former Apple design chief Sir Jony Ive admitted a few years ago that he wanted an iPhone that looked like a single sheet of glass. Today, a tweet from tipster Ice Universe (@Universeice) brings us some new information about full-screen phones. First, he states that earlier this year Samsung canceled a project called Full-Display 2.0. The team working on this project was trying to develop a phone that was all screen without a notch, punch-hole or a cutout.

This decision, according to Ice Universe, was a "serious mistake" on Samsung's part. Why? Because manufacturers in China have been working toward the goal of producing a phone sporting a full-display. And it would appear from a render that was included in the tweet, that Vivo is going to take the next step toward releasing a full-screen phone with the Vivo NEX 2. The render shows a phone with curved edges with no side bezels or side buttons.  There is an extremely thin bezel at the top and a small chin at the bottom. Since the original NEX featured a pop-up selfie camera, we can expect more of the same with the sequel. Or perhaps there is an in-display camera.

Even though Vivo isn't expected to sell the NEX 2 in the states, it is important to see what some of the innovative Chinese manufacturers are doing. That's because a phone doesn't have to be sold in the U.S. to start a new design trend. For example, the 2016 Xiaomi Mi Mix and its edge-to-edge display influenced the designs of some phone manufacturers who do sell their devices in the states.


With in-display fingerprint scanners already here and in-display selfie cameras on the way, it might not be terribly long before we see a handset with a screen-to-body ratio approaching 100%.

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10 Comments

1. User123456789

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 22, 2019

Look at this, dual edge is 90 degrees. How much of the screen it would lose here is a huge portion. After 4 years this kind of screen , many still deal with unwanted touches on the sides.

2. monoke

Posts: 1157; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Yeah looks cool and all but I don't want the edge of my screen cropped off like that. The current curved phones are already annoying to me as it is.

6. LEEDAQ

Posts: 173; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

tell me about it

3. abhicool

Posts: 49; Member since: Sep 25, 2018

Looking like Note 10 without pimple on upper mid side

4. Poptart2828

Posts: 365; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Vivo nex has all the lte bands you need for all four major carriers in the USA. I expect the nex 2 to be the same. I also think this phone will be an extension of what they showcased with their 2019 apex concept. Vivo and oppo both announced dual wifi connection for their next flagship phones. Good times to be a Vivo fan.

5. Orion78

Posts: 188; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

Smh Samsung.

7. strawberry

Posts: 95; Member since: Feb 20, 2019

vivo is one of the most creative companies

8. kanagadeepan

Posts: 1248; Member since: Jan 24, 2012

Full front screen is good, but Why do we need screen on the sides???

9. Diego!

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

How would you grab this phone???

10. Poptart2828

Posts: 365; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

If the palm detection is spot on like it was on my vivo xplay 6 then it should be no problem. Although I understand everyone's concern because when I owned a Samsung edge, I did trigger the screen inadvertently many times.

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