#FutureBeyondEdges: Vivo Nex 3, with 64MP triple camera, launched
After a bunch of leaks and speculations, Vivo has finally launched the Nex 3 smartphone in China. The key highlights of the phone include its "Waterfall FullView" display, 64MP main camera, pop-up selfie camera, 99.6% screen-to-body ratio and top-of-the-line internals. The pre-orders for the handset are live, while it will go on sale from September 21. Here's our roundup.
The Vivo Nex 3 sports an all-glass body featuring an edge-to-edge notch-less design with aggressively curved edges. The result is an unprecedented 99.6% screen-to-body ratio. With such curved edges, the phone misses out on physical buttons. However, it comes with "Touch Sense" technology that simulates the feel of physical buttons.
The Vivo Nex 3 sports a 6.89-inch "Waterfall FullView" OLED display with full-HD+ (1080x2256 pixels) resolution, HDR 10 support, and an under-display fingerprint scanner for secure unlocking.
On the imaging department, the Vivo Nex 3 houses a triple rear camera setup comprising a 64MP (f/1.8) primary sensor, a 13MP (f/2.2) ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 13MP (f/2.2) telephoto lens. Up front, the handset houses a 16MP (f/2.1) motorized pop-up camera for selfies. Further, the main camera supports 4K videos at 30fps, while the selfie camera offers 1080p video recording at 30fps.
The Vivo Nex 3 is powered by a Snapdragon 855 Plus octa-core processor, paired with upto 12GB RAM, and upto 256GB storage. There is also a 5G variant of the Nex 3 which comes equipped with Snapdragon X50 modem to enable next-generation connectivity. Under the hood, it runs Android Pie-based FunTouch OS 9.1 and packs a 4,500mAh battery with 44W fast-charging support.
The Vivo NEX 3 offers all latest connectivity options including dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, VoLTE, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The handset also packs all standard sensors including accelerometer, proximity, gyroscope, and e-compass.
As for the pocket pinch, the Vivo Nex 3 starts at CNY 4,998 (approximately Rs. 50,000) for the entry-level 4G variant with 8GB/128GB configuration. The 5G model, on the other hand, costs CNY 5,698 (approximately Rs. 57,000) for the 8GB/256GB variant and CNY 6,198 (approximately Rs. 62,000) for the 12GB/256GB model. Lastly, the handset will go on sale in China starting September 21.