Vivo’s New Flagship – Vivo NEX Is Now Available In Malaysia!
In late June 2018, Vivo announced the futuristic NEX smartphone, where Vivo claims that the NEX “fulfills the bezel-less dream”. Today, Vivo Malaysia is making the NEX smartphone available for our market, featuring close to bezel-less display with no notch, a pop-up front-facing selfie camera and an under-display fingerprint reader.
If the Vivo NEX looks familiar to you, it is based on the APEX concept phone that Vivo showed to us during MWC 2018. While most devices these days have a notch to house the sensors, selfie camera and earpiece in order to achieve the bezel-less effect, the NEX has it’s sensors hidden below the display, selfie camera hidden in a pop-up piece on the top of the device, and their screen soundcasting technology which allows the sound from the “earpiece” to be transferred to the front glass.
The NEX also uses the same fingerprint technology on the X21 – a spot for an under-display fingerprint reader, instead of what’s shown on the APEX, which takes up half of the display.
The NEX is aimed towards the higher-end market, and the spec sheet shows. Powering the device is Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor with AIE. The variant that we got here also comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, with no microSD storage expansion slot. The 6.59-inch Super AMOLED display has a display-to-body ratio of 91.24%, and does still have a small little lip at the bottom. There’s also a 4000mAh battery packed in the VIVO NEX.
The rise-up module is the home to a front-facing 8-megapixel sensor. On the rear, the main 12-megapixel sensor is backed by a 5-megapixel sensor for simulated bokeh effect, and is paired to a dual-tone LED flash.
The VIVO NEX will be available in Malaysia market from 28th July 2018 onwards for RM2799, and can be purchased from VIVO’s authorized dealers.