Vivo has already bedazzled us with Vivo NEX earlier this year when it became the world’s first device with a sliding front came. It is not unknown that the whole smartphone world is in the race to give a maximum display to its users. But eliminating the selfie camera from the front would be considered suicide. The best effort we witnessed till now was an all-flat screen with just an O-shaped punch hole kept for the camera. However, Vivo NEX is back again with an upgrade and this time, it has done the impossible.
Vivo, which is most popular for its mid-range and budget smartphones has just released a smartphone with two displays, to get a primary display squeezing out the highest screen to body ratio. We would expect creativity and innovation from the likes of Samsung or Apple. But this effort of a notch-free smartphone has succeeded in one thing- offering a clean panel to its users without sacrificing the selfies.
With two AMOLED panels on the Vivo NEX, the company has succeeded in getting rid of the front-facing camera without hurting the selfie-crazy users. The panel at the rear lets you take selfies with the primary camera. The smartphone was launched yesterday in China and will soon make it to other countries.
Vivo NEX Specifications
Vivo hasn’t backed up from using the flagship-level hardware in the device. With two screens, the device packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with a massive 10GB of RAM and a large 128GB of internal memory. The most highlighted dual-displays comprise of one 6.39-inch FHD+ SuperAMOLED screen that holds a 91.63% screen-to-body ratio and goes on the front and a 5.49-inch FHD SuperAMOLED display at the back pushed underneath a glass panel.
Interestingly, by introducing two displays, Vivo has managed to cut it down by one camera. The only side that holds primary camera has a triple-lens setup including a 12MP Sony IMX363 sensor with f/1.79 aperture, dual Phase Detection, and 4-axis OIS; a 2MP depth snapper with night vision support; and lastly a 3D TOF lens with f/1.3 aperture. TOF camera leverages point-to-point distance measuring and 3D Modelling for improved user-facial recognition. Vivo claims that the facial recognition on the NEX Dual Display Edition is “better than Apple FaceID” which is a very big claim to make. The company has also kept a “Lunar Ring” around the camera that adds up to the design when it lights up on notifications and also offers extra light for selfies.
Other than these major changes from its predecessor, the Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition has lowered down the previous big battery capacity. Perhaps the step was taken in order to get space and compactness for two displays, The newer battery has a capacity of 3500mAh, unlike the previous 4,000mAh. The phone runs on the latest Android 9 Pie with a Vivo’s Funtouch OS on the top. The device is set to debut around December 29th in two colors including Ice Blue and star purple.