Vivo’s Nex 3 is finally official featuring a “Waterfall FullView” OLED display, which spills over the sides of smartphone and gives the device a screen-to-body ratio of 99.6 percent.
The device comes with a 6.89-inch 1080p screen and no physical side buttons. Instead, Vivo has added virtual buttons called Touch Sense that work alongside a haptic feedback system.
Vivo is releasing 4G (5,698 yuan) and 5G (4,998 yuan) versions of the smartphone, both of which run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Plus processor. The battery capacity is 4,500mAh and supports Super FlashCharge 44W fast charging. There’s an in-display fingerprint sensor.
On the back there’s a triple-camera module that Vivo calls the Lunar Ring. There’s a 64-megapixel primary camera, a 13-megapixel ultrawide, and a 13-megapixel telephoto. Vivo is also returning to pop-up selfie cameras with a 16-megapixel module on the Nex 3. It also comes with a Vivo Computation Acceleration Platform, which can function as an AI-enabled telephone assistant to help users answer calls from strangers.
Vivo said that the Nex 3 will be “available in the coming months in Asia Pacific, Southeast Asia and other markets.”
The announcement of the new smartphone comes less than a month after Vivo's first 5G handset iQOO Pro was unveiled.
Vivo said it took two years for the company to design and make the 5G smartphone. Hong Yi, product manager of NEX at Vivo, said the company has invested 200 million yuan ($28.3 million) in developing the model.