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Vivo Nex India launch highlights: Elevating selfie camera, high-end specs, and more

Vivo Nex features a unique pop-up selfie camera, and also comes with flagship-level specifications – Snapdragon 845 processor and 8GB of RAM. Here are the highlights from Vivo Nex India launch.

By Marcia Sekhose | Jul 19, 2018 13:35 IST

Vivo on Thursday launched its all-screen Nex smartphone in India. Vivo Nex stands out for its pop-up selfie camera and a full-screen display sans the notch. The all-screen display boasts a screen-to-body ratio of 91.24%. The concept smartphone was first unveiled at MWC 2018, and officially launched in China last month.

Vivo Nex with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage is priced at Rs 44,990, and will be available exclusively via Amazon India and Vivo’s e-store. Pre-orders for the smartphone on Amazon India will start today at 1:00 pm and continue till July 25.

Vivo Nex specifications

Vivo Nex features a 6.59-inch Ultra FullView display with 19.3:9 aspect ratio and 91.24% screen-to-body ratio. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage.

For photography, Vivo Nex sports a dual-camera setup of 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 dual-pixel sensor and a 5-megapixel snapper. Up front, the pop-up selfie camera is an 8-megapixel camera. The smartphone’s cameras come with AI features like AI scene detection and AI portrait framing. Vivo Nex also ships with Google Assistant and Google Lens along with a dedicated button on the phone to launch both the apps.

The smartphone is fuelled by a 4,000mAh battery. It comes with an in-dsiplay fingerprint sensor along with facial recognition for security.

Here are the highlights from the launch event of Vivo Nex.

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Vivo Nex price, availability

Vivo Nex is priced at Rs 44,990. It will be available starting July 21 exclusively via Amazon India and Vivo’s e-store.

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Vivo Nex specifications

Vivo Nex comes with128GB of onboard storage, and an 8-megapixel pop-out selfie camera.

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Vivo Nex specifications

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB of RAM and a 4,000mAh battery. For gaming, Vivo Nex comes with a cooling system to prevent overheating thereby providing longer game time.

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Vivo Nex camera

Vivo Nex’s camera comes with AI HDR for better low-light photography. It sports a dual-camera setup of 12-megapixel Sony IMX 363 sensor and a 5-megapixel sensor.

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Vivo Nex AI

Vivo Nex ships with Google Assistant and Google Lens along with a dedicated button to launch these two apps. Vivo Nex features AI scene detection which can detect up to 70 different scenes. The phone also comes with AI Portrait Framing for better and improved depth effect photos.

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Vivo Nex in-display fingerprint sensor

Vivo Nex features an in-display fingerprint sensor which is the company’s third-generation technology. Vivo says that it is 50 times better than the past two generations’ in-display fingerprint sensor.

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Vivo Nex display

Vivo Nex features a 6.95-inch Ultra FullView display with 19.3:9 aspect ratio and 91.24% screen-to-body ratio.

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Vivo Nex launch

Ankit Malhotra, Product Manager at Vivo takes the stage to continue with the launch of Vivo Nex.

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Vivo Nex Made in India

Vivo Nex smartphone will be manufactured in India.

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Vivo Nex selfie pop-out camera

Vivo demonstrates a video showing that the pop-out camera which looks thin and light can handle more than expected weight.

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Vivo Nex 3D sensing technology

Vivo’s TOF 3D sensing technology creates a 3D representation of your head with 300K sensor points. Vivo says that this technology is 10 times stronger than competition’s. This technology will aid in augmented reality for activities like shopping. It will also be used in 3D photography and facial recognition.

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Vivo Nex MWC 2018

Vivo Nex was first unveiled as a concept smartphone at MWC 2018.

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Vivo Nex launch begins

Nipun Marya, Brand Manager of Vivo India takes the stage to start the launch of Vivo Nex.