Vivo finally unveiled its latest flagship, the Vivo NEX 3. The handset features 5G connectivity, top of the line internals, and a new display.
Vivo’s latest offering brings a lot of features of what many will deem a future-forward smartphone.
Starting with the front, the NEX 3 comes with a 6.89-inch full HD Super AMOLED Waterfall display. It’s named such because of the way the sides of the screen slope making it appear that it wraps the side, giving it an almost bezel-less appearance. This, according to Vivo, gives the phone an unprecedented 99.6% screen-to-body ratio.
Interestingly, because of the waterfall display, the NEX 3 does not have physical keys. It uses what they call Touch Sense where the sides simulate button presses complete with a haptic feedback, depending on various use cases.
The selfie camera is built into a pop-up mechanism with a 16MP sensor. The rear shooters, on the other hand, comes with a 64Mp main, 13MP ultra-wide, and a 13MP telephoto sensors.
Inside, the Vivo NEX 3 is powered by a 2.96GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ processor with 8GB RAM and 128GB of UFS 3.0 storage. The internals are complemented by a 4,500 mAh battery with 44W fast charge support.
As for the price, the 4G variant of the Vivo NEX 3 will start at CNY 4,998 or roughly around PHP 37,000 or USD 707.
The 5G model with 256GB will retail for CNY 5,698 or about PHP 42,100/USD 810. While the top spec’d 5G model with 12GB/256GB goes all the way up to CNY 6,198 or PHP 45,800/USD 877.
Vivo NEX 3 specs:
- 6.89-inch Full HD Super AMOLED Waterfall Display (2256 x 1080, 363ppi), HDR10, 99.6% Screen-to-body Ratio
- 2.96GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ Processor, 7nm
- Adreno 640 GPU
- 8/12GB RAM
- 128/256GB UFS 3.0 Storage
- 64MP f/1.8 (Main) + 13MP f/2.2 (Ultra-wide) + 13MP f/2.5 (Telephoto) Triple Rear Cameras, LED Flash, HDR
- 16MP f/2.1 Front Camera, Motorized Pop-up
- 5G, 4G LTE
- Wi-Fi 802.11ac
- Bluetooth 5
- GPS, AGPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- USB Type-C
- In-display Fingerprint Scanner
- Funtouch 9.1, Android 9 Pie
- 4,500 mAh Battery, 44W Fast Charge