Vivo has geared up to bring a true bezelless Android device in a couple of weeks from now that was earlier said to be Vivo APEX, could be arriving with a commercial name of Vivo NEX. As the launch date is getting near, another leak has surfaced that claims Vivo NEX to be unveiled in at least two variants with a key difference lying in camera position.
The Vivo APEX that was shown at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 and in teasers later on was equipped with a hidden camera on the front that could pop up as and when an app needs the shooter. But the recent leak reveals a front camera buried in the chin of the device just like the Mi MIX 2s.
If both these reports are true, we are confident to say that Vivo APEX or Vivo NEX (whatever the final brand name may be) will be made available in two variants. There is no bezel at the top just like the original APEX but the lower bezel is slightly thicker to accommodate the camera sensor within it.
Vivo NEX Pricing
Although, there is still no official confirmation on whether the Vivo APEX and Vivo NEX are separate or same smartphones but a recent report published by ITHome reveals that the Vivo APEX/NEX will be arriving in two CPU editions. It is evident from the report that the starting variant will be fuelled by the all new Snapdragon 710 chipset whereas the highest configuration model of the Vivo NEX has Snapdragon 845 on-board.
It is also speculated that the premium model of Vivo NEX having SD 845 chipset will accompany an 8GB of RAM and 256GB of native storage along with the pop-up selfie snapper. On contrary, the SD 710 chipset model may feature a selfie camera at the bottom right corner of the lower bezel like the Xiaomi Mi MIX along with the memory combo of 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage.
The leaked image is said to be a snapshot of an offline pre-sale of the Vivo NEX phone that reveals the pricing of both these variants. As per details, the Snapdragon 845 edition has a price tag of CNY 6,998 (~$1,090, PKR 126,000) and the one that features Snapdragon 710 SoC is priced at CNY 4,998 (~$778, PKR 90,000).