Vivo NEX 3 and NEX 3 5G are the company’s latest flagship mobile phones to arrive in China. After series of rumors, the Vivo NEX 3 is finally official with Waterfall FullView OLED display, 16MP pop-up selfie, Snapdragon 855 Plus with up to 12GB RAM.
The handset comes with a similar back panel design, like the Nex Dual Display, but the biggest feature is the 6.89-inch waterfall FullView OLED display, which falls to the sides of the Nex 3. And produces a 99.6 percent screen-to-body ratio with a customized protector for the screen.
Well, this is definitely an incredible testimony, considering the left and right sides curves that is almost close to 90 degrees. The company said that R&D investment of this waterfall screen has exceeded 200 million.
Vivo NEX 3 / NEX 3 5G Specs
*. Display: 6.89-inch (1080 × 2256 pixels) Full HD+ AMOLED display with 100% P3 wide color gamut, HDR10, 800 nit brightness
*. Dimensions: 167.44 × 76.18 × 9.4mm
*. Weight: 218g
*. Processor: Octa-Core Snapdragon 855 Plus 7nm Mobile Platform
*. GPU: Adreno 640
*. RAM: 8GB / 12GB RAM
*. Storage: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB (UFS 3.0) internal memory
*. SIM: Dual SIM
*. OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) with Funtouch OS 9.1
– Back cameras: 64MP rear camera with 1/1.72″ Samsung GW1 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, f/1.7 aperture, LED flash, 13MP 120-degree ultra-wide lens, 13MP telephoto lens for 2x optical zoom, 10x digital zoom
– Front camera: 16MP front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture
*. Fingerprint: YES (in-display)
*. Network and connectivity: 3.5mm audio jack, AK4377A Hi-Fi DAC, 5G, Dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5, GPS + GLONASS, USB Type-C, NFC
*. Battery: 4500mAh battery capacity with 44W ultra fast charging
The Vivo NEX 3 comes in Black and White colors options, but it lacks buttons on the side of the phone, and this is where the company’s is adding virtual buttons called Touch Sense that work alongside a haptic feedback system.
The pressure key on the side with pressure sensor array consist of seven sensors, with a pressure algorithm model and an X-axis motor, which provides a vibrating experience. Well, this is totally similar to the Apex 2019 concept phone with no port and button.
In order for the pressure sensitive keys not to drain the battery, it comes with an independent power supply system and can also be used independently during shutdown. This is definitely an incredible feature, allowing you to control what drains your battery.
Arrives with a 16-megapixel pop-up camera that can lift in 0.65 seconds, while the back panel packs a triple cameras that are confined in a small circular round shape, which Vivo is calling “Lunar Ring”
It consist of the main 64MP lens with 1/1.72″ Samsung GW1 sensor, 0.8μm pixel size, f/1.7 aperture, LED flash, 13MP 120-degree ultra-wide lens, and 13MP telephoto lens for 2x optical zoom, 10x digital zoom.
Also sports an in-display fingerprint sensor scanner, and available in 4G and 5G versions, where they are completely powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855 Plus processor with a vapor chamber cooling system.
Runs on Android 9.0 (Pie) with Funtouch OS 9.1, available in 8GB RAM with 128GB / 256GB storage, and 12GB RAM with 512GB (UFS 3.0) internal memory. While the 4,500mAh battery capacity supports Super FlashCharge 44W fast charging tech.
The Vivo NEX series have always been stunning, especially its technically advanced features, bringing that enthusiastic spirit to the table of definite surprises.
According to the company, they promised that the phone will available in other countries such as Asia Pacific, Southeast Asia and other markets in the coming months. Where the starting price is $707 for the base model, and then $876 for the premium variants.