Vivo, a Chinese brand that got spotlighted in the world of smartphones when it successfully embedded an in-display fingerprint sensor on Vivo X20 Plus UD earlier this year. Later on, Vivo APEX concept phone was unveiled in March, having 91% of screen-to-body ratio and the lower half of screen to act as in-display fingerprint sensor.
The Chinese emerging brand confirmed a week ago to hold a launch event in Shanghai, China on June 12th. It was speculated that the Vivo APEX concept may get rebranded and showcased through the upcoming event as Vivo NEX.
Vivo NEX – Release Date
This has now been officially confirmed through Vivo’s official poster shared on Weibo account that mentions Vivo NEX as the brand name as well as the June 12th as the launch date.
The poster reveals that the smartphone would be arriving with breakthrough technology. Since it is supposed to be a rebranded edition of the Vivo APEX, it is therefore expected to bring the first ever half screen fingerprint reader along with more than 91% of screen-to-body ratio and a bunch of other cool features.
As shared with our viewers earlier, the upcoming smartphone is reported to bring two editions. The base model is rumoured to get powered by a Snapdragon 710 and feature a front-facing camera on the right corner of the bottom bezel. Although not yet officially announced, but the memory combo may be limited to 6GB of RAM and 128GB of native storage.
The higher version of alleged Vivo NEX is rumoured to be powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 chipset paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. Another difference lies in the positioning of front-facing shooter that is reported to be a pop up one that was earlier seen in Vivo APEX.
Vivo NEX – Rumored Pricing
The base model of Vivo NEX is expected to be priced at CNY 4,998 (~$778, PKR 90,000) while the higher variant is considered to beat iPhone X in getting a higher price tag of CNY 6,998 (~$1,090, PKR 126,000). This was revealed through an offline pre-sale banner placed in a store in China.