At an match in Beijing, Chinese mobile phone producer Vivo as of late presented the initiate of its most modern flagship instrument — known as simply the Vivo NEX.
The NEX takes the most modern conference for bezel-less displays, and pushes it a notch additional (pun fully intended). The mobile phone boasts a (frankly bonkers) Ninety one.24 p.c cowl-to-physique ratio, which is ready as high as you’ll regain on any mobile phone.
It’s performed this by ditching the dreaded notch fully. That’s lawful — there’s no notch at all blemishing the mobile phone’s 8.fifty nine-roam FHD+ Big AMOLED demonstrate.
The 8-megapixel entrance-going by camera is truly hidden valid by the physique of the mobile phone, and pops up when it’s to be used.
That’s a moderately nifty originate, even supposing the cynic in me thinks that it’s but-one other subtle element to break — seriously do that it’s good to’re a selfie-fiend, and repeatedly exposing the pop-up mechanism to assign on-and-run.
One other unfamiliar feature of the Vivo NEX is that it ditches the earpiece fully, changing it with the firm’s Show cowl cowl SoundCasting Technology.
This, the firm says, affords better call quality than a weak earpiece, with “extra mighty bass and softer, smoother treble.” TNW is receiving a overview unit in the upcoming days, and we’re definitely serious about attempting out this feature seriously.
The Vivo NEX also saves intention by utilizing an below-cowl fingerprint reader, important enjoy the ultra-extravagant Huawei Porsche Mate RS. This helps Vivo halt its ultra-mistaken cowl-to-physique ratio, but at a value. My colleague Abhimanyu tried the instrument, and complained that the fingerprint reader wasn’t seriously responsive.
For what it’s worth, that’s been my abilities with the know-how too, on both the Huawei Porsche Mate RS, and on the Honor 10 (which uses an below-glass fingerprint reader). In the case of speed and accuracy, you honest can’t beat a dedicated fingerprint reader.
The NEX is Vivo’s most modern flagship mobile phone, and it’s acceptable it receives flagship specifications. The instrument packs a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, which is backed up by 8GB of RAM, and an Adreno 630 GPU. It also boasts a 4,000 mAh battery, which is somewhat gigantic.
By storage, customers regain 256GB to play with (less regardless of the machine uses). If truth be told, I’m able to’t factor in ever coming shut to filling that up. It appears to be like somewhat excessive. That acknowledged, I’m able to give it some belief being welcomed by folks that rep to hoard apps, or maintain thousands high-definition video.
Talking of which, the mobile phone backs a twin-camera setup, with a 12MP significant shooter, and a 5MP secondary one. Vivo says its infused its camera app with some recent AI scheme, that would assemble increased-quality photos.
Capability punters will appreciate to hear the Vivo NEX runs Android 8.1 — even supposing it’s Vivo’s maintain fling on it, known as Funtouch 4.zero.
Chinese mobile phone manufacturers aren’t any stranger to taking an axe to Android, and crafting it of their very maintain characterize. Upright watch at Xiaomi’s MIUI, which is truly definitely first price (I definitely rep it to stock Android). It’ll be difficult to note how Vivo’s try stands up.
The Vivo NEX shall be on hand in China in dusky and crimson variants. As mentioned, TNW is getting its grubby paws on a overview unit, so maintain tuned for our last verdict.