In a press conference in New Delhi today, Vivo launched its latest flagship – Vivo NEX – in India.

The NEX sports an almost bezel-less display with a 91.24% screen-to-body ratio. The highlight of the smartphone is the world’s first elevating front camera that allows for a notch-free display. It also features an in-display fingerprint scanner that we first saw on the Vivo X21.

The Vivo NEX packs in top-of-the-line specifications with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and runs on Android 8.1 Oreo.

 Vivo Nex
Display6.59-inch Super AMOLED, Full HD+ (2316 x 1080, 338ppi), 19.3:9 aspect ratio
SoCQualcomm Snapdragon 845 with AI Engine, 64-bit, octa-core, 10nm
GPUAdreno 630
RAM8GB
Storage256GB
CamerasRear: Dual pixel 12 MP f/1.8 (Sony IMX363) with 1.4µm pixel size, OIS and EIS + 5MP f/2.4
Front: 8MP, f/2.0 with elevating mechanism
Audio32-bit/192kHz audio, 3.5mm audio jack
Battery4,000 mAh, fast charging
IP ratingNo
SensorsFingerprint (3rd generation in-display), accelerometer, proximity, compass, gyroscope, infrared, ambient light
NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 5(850), 8(900), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)
ConnectivityWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4G/5.1G/5.8G, hotspot
Bluetooth 5.0
A-GPS
microUSB 2.0
3.5mm headphone port
USB Type-C
SIMDual SIM/hybrid slot
SoftwareAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Funtouch OS 4
Dimensions and weight162 x 77 x 7.98mm
199g

In line with the company’s commitment towards ‘Make in India’ initiative, the flagship device is being manufactured at the company’s facility in Greater NOIDA, a suburb of New Delhi.

Priced at ₹44,990 ($652), Vivo NEX will be available in black colour across select offline stores and online on shop.vivo.com/in as well as Amazon.in starting July 21.

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