Vivo Nex S is a new high-end smartphone from the Chinese manufacturer with a pop-up selfie camera and 91.24 percent screen-to-body ratio, the Vivo Nex-Series was introduced in China in June 2018. And now the new flagship Vivo Nex S will make its way to the USA, adding to that, the Unlocked Vivo Nex S has been in listed on Amazon with a price tag of $999, which is significantly lower than the Oppo Find X was listed on Amazon last month. Oppo’s flagship has been listed at $1,188 price tag.
An Amazon listing for the Vivo Nex S suggests 256GB storage variant with 8GB RAM along with the In-Display Fingerprint scanning. The listing suggests that the device will support 4G LTE band frequencies including 4G TDD-LTE: B34/B38/B39/B40/B41 and 4G FDD-LTE: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B17/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28A/B28B.
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Vivo Nex S Specifications, Features
The Vivo Nex S is the premium model and features a Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8GB RAM, up to 256GB inbuilt storage, and an in-display fingerprint sensor. The company claims the Vivo Nex S comes with the third-generation under-display fingerprint sensor that is claimed to be 10 percent faster with 50 percent improved accuracy.
Notably, there is no half-display fingerprint scanning tech, as seen in the Vivo Apex concept phone teased earlier this year. However, the device comes with the elevating or pop-up selfie camera, and thanks to this, the device has a 91.24% screen-to-body ratio.
The Vivo Nex S comes with a new UI called Energy UI with a Red colored theme. The handset also includes the Jovi AI assistant, that boasts of features such as NLU (natural language understanding), ASR (automatic speech recognition), emotion detection, text-to-speech, and others. The smartphone will come with a dedicated Jovi AI assistant button. Vivo claims that the Nex’s camera features AI-powered features, filters, and an HDR mode. The camera also supports DCI-P3 color gamut.
The Vivo Nex S also features 7.1-channel 3D audio. It is optimized to run games made using Unreal Engine. It also has a Vivo Game Engine, made in partnership with Tencent Games. One of the most interesting new features in the Vivo Nex S is the Screen SoundCasting technology. It replaces the earpiece from the front side to achieve a bezel-less display. It leverages screen vibrations through a micro-vibration unit to generate the sound – similar to the first generation Mi Mix bezel-less smartphone. The mouthpiece appears to be placed in the lower bezel.
The device features a 6.59-inch Full HD+ (1080×2316 pixels) Super AMOLED display with a 19.3:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, paired with 8GB of RAM. It has a dual rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel Sony IMX363 primary sensor (with dual-core pixels) and 4-axis OIS, apart from a 5-megapixel secondary sensor. It has an 8-megapixel camera pop-up camera on the front.
The handset comes with either 128GB or 256GB of inbuilt storage. It is a dual-SIM smartphone that runs Funtouch OS 4.0 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. It packs a 4000mAh battery, it measures 162x77x7.98mm and weighs 199 grams.