Vivo has revealed last week that the company is holding a launch event of Vivo APEX smartphone in Shanghai, China on 12th June. The latest reports suggest that the company has decided to rename the smartphone from Vivo APEX to Vivo NEX.
Not to mention that the Chinese smartphone manufacturer had registered the Vivo NEX trademark for the smartphone last year but we never heard more about the brand except for the APEX being a mysterious brand. The company has also not shared its official verdict, though.
An alleged image of the Vivo NEX has emerged online that showcases a device with a bezelless display with a tiny dot at the bottom-right side; probably for a front-facing camera or any other sensor. This is presumed to be the production version of Vivo APEX.
About Vivo APEX or NEX
Earlier this year, Vivo unveiled its Vivo APEX concept phone in China with an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 91 percent, under-display fingerprint scanner and a pop-up selfie camera. The smartphone comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, the Kryo 385 architecture and eight-core CPU clocking at 2.8GHz.
The Vivo APEX is expected to pack 8GB RAM while running on Android 8.1 Oreo operating system out of the box with company’s own FunTouch OS 4.0 lying on the top. We already know that the phone features a 5.99-inch OLED display with COF technology. Further, the ambient and proximity sensors are embedded under the display.
Interestingly, the half part of the display is integrated with an in-screen fingerprint reader, unlike the Vivo X20 Plus UD which has only one spot on the bottom portion of the screen. On the top edge of the display, there’s a hidden selfie camera that can be elevated when required. The front-facing camera takes only 0.8 seconds to pop-up, according to the company.
As it is matter of weeks now that we’ll formally see the APEX smartphone on 12th June. Only then it would be possible to know the authenticity of latest rumors whether APEX changes to NEX or otherwise. Be with us to follow the story.