Vivo has finally revealed its much-anticipated flagship device called the Nex. With the notch-free Ultra FullView Display, Nex fulfills the bezel-less dream and features an industry-leading 91.24% screen-to-body ratio, thanks to multiple industry-first technologies.
“The launch of NEX finally brings an end to the industry’s pursuit of a true bezel-less device. We have spent many long months developing a host of new breakthrough technologies to realize this vision of the future smartphone. Vivo is evolving from a manufacturer to an innovative technology company that delivers hardware, software and services,” said Alex Feng, Senior Vice President of Vivo.
“Technologies such as the Elevating Front Camera and In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology merely scratch the surface of all the innovations featured in Nex. With our relentless pursuit of true innovation, Vivo explores the unknown, tackles new challenges and dares the world to imagine a different future for smartphone user experience. As the first to achieve a truly bezel-less device, we hope to encourage our industry to continue pondering ‘what’s next?’ in this mobile experience journey,” he added.
Nex’s Ultra FullView Display experience comes in the form of a 6.59-inch Super AMOLED display with a 91.24% screen-to-body ratio. Achieving this required several technologies that help free up more space for the screen on Nex. The 8MP Elevating Front Camera hides in the body of the phone and elevates to allow consumers to take selfies exactly as they have in the past.
Nex also replaces the traditional earpiece speaker entirely with its Screen SoundCasting Technology by turning the screen into a speaker. This technology not only reduces the top bezels, but also enhances sound quality with more powerful bass, and softer, smoother treble. To further reduce the bezels, Nex adopts Vivo’s 3rd generation In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology that has improved in both accuracy and speed, following its successes with the X20UD and X21. This technology hides the fingerprint sensor underneath the display while still delivering fingerprint access on the front of the phone.
Nex comes with a top-of-the-line Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and 8GB of RAM so it never hesitates, even when running the most intensive games. Nex also packs an Adreno 630 Graphic Processing Unit which is more powerful and energy efficient than its predecessor.
Nex incorporates AI technology that makes the smartphone truly smart. Vivo continues to pursue the ultimate AI photography technologies with AI Scene Recognition, AI HDR, AI Filters and AI Photo Composition. This ensures users capture the perfect shot of any subject, in any scenario, regardless of skill level.
Beyond photography, Vivo has upgraded its Jovi Intelligent Voice Assistant with powerful voice commands, Image Identification and greater ease of access with a dedicated AI button. With Jovi, users can now access apps and features with their voice. Jovi can also identify objects on the phone’s screen and provide accurate information for the user.
Vivo Nex is available in China priced at 4,998 yuan (about $780) for the high-end model.