Vivo NEX Launch in India Confirmed for July 19


Vivo has confirmed that the Vivo NEX flagship will be unveiled for the Indian market on July 19. The company has sent out invitations for the press event which show the flagship phone along with the date.

A July launch for the phone has been long expected, especially after Vivo India confirmed this to us when the phone was still in the concept stage, but we were given a June date at the time. Earlier today, Vivo told Beebom on the sidelines of the MWC Shanghai 2018 that the phone is definitely coming to India but there was no date given. And now we have the official date straight from the company.

Vivo NEX Hardware

It’s not yet known which variants of the Vivo NEX will be unveiled for the Indian market. In any case, all three feature a 6.59-inch Full HD+ Super AMOLED screen (19.3:9 aspect ratio). The two more premium variants are powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, and come with 8GB of RAM. However, while the top-end model offers 256GB of internal storage, the other one comes with only 128GB.

In terms of cameras, all three Vivo NEX models sport dual 12MP (Sony IMX363) + 5MP cameras at the back, with the primary sensor featuring 4-axis OIS. While the former is paired with an f/1.8 lens, the latter comes with an f/2.4 lens. The front-facing snapper, meanwhile, pops up when you turn the camera mode on. This one is an 8MP unit with a lens that has an f/2.0 aperture. The phone carries a 4,000mAh battery, and runs Android 8.1 Oreo-based Funtouch OS 4.0. The device also comes with a headphone jack alongside other standard connectivity options.

Display6.59-inch (2316×1080 pixels) Full HD+ Super AMOLED 19.3:9 aspect ratio display
ProcessorSnapdragon 845 (NEX S), Snapdragon 710 (NEX A)
Storage128GB / 256GB (NEX S), 128GB (NEX A)
Rear Cameras12MP (Sony IMX363), 4-axis OIS, f/1.8+ 5MP, f/2.4
Front Camera8MP, f/2.0
OSAndroid 8.1 Oreo-based Funtouch OS 4.0

Alongside the aforementioned true full-screen display, the device comes with a number of new and exciting features, including a retractable selfie-cam that pops up at the press of a button, an in-display fingerprint scanner that was first seen on the company’s own X21 UD, a piezoelectric speaker like the original Mi Mix from Xiaomi, and the Jovi voice assistant that brings real-time visual recognition.

We will be keeping a track of all the developments leading up to the launch of the phone in India. In particular, the price of the phone is of great importance as Vivo is likely to price this at around Rs 50,000, considering the innovative features seen here.

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