#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.
Vivo Nex 3: At a glance
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.
What about display?
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.
For the shutterbugs and selfie lovers
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.
Under the hood
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.
Connectivity options and sensor details
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.
And, what about pricing?
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.