In my previous post, I gave a detailed information about one of the phones unveiled by Vivo’s APEX concept, which is the Vivo NEX A. This post we shall be looking at the second of the lineup, which is the Vivo NEX S. It is the more premium model, and it offers flagship internals and other unique features you shall be seeing in this post. You also get to see the Vivo NEX S price and release date.
Vivo NEX S Features
The Vivo NEX S has an impressive 91.24% screen-to-body ratio, it lacks a notch and have a minimal chin on the bottom. The brand call it Ultra Full View Display, and ir has a 6.59 inch Super AMOLED panel with FHD+, 2316 x 1080 pixel resolution, and a unique 19.3:9 aspect ratio.
Another important thing is that the display incorporates the cool in-display tech that we saw in the Vivo X21 UD. Hence the panel took virtually all of the space on the front, the Vivo NEX S brings the promised periscope-like camera with an 8MP sensor and f/2.0 aperture.
The earpiece port was also removed from its usual spot and has been replaced with a vibrating screen. The manufacturer claims that the Screen Sound Casting Technology should deliver better-sounding bass and softer treble. The Vivo NEX S is powered by a Snapdragon 845 chipset coupled with a whopping 8GB RAM. The internal storage options are 128GB and 256GB.
The camera department appears to be where Vivo NEX S drags behind its competitors. At the back, it has a dual camera setup made up of a 12MP f/1.8 sensor paired with 5MP f/2.4 unit. The setup was actually recycled from the X21 UD. The phone came with a 4000mAh battery with fast-charging capacity, thanks to the 22.5W charger it came with. The Vivo NEX S runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Funtouch OS 4.0 untop. It has a bunch of AI enhancements.
Vivo NEX S Specifications
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2|
|CDMA 800 / 1900 & TD-SCDMA|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 25(1900), 26(850), 28(700), 34(2000), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500)|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (4CA) Cat16 1024/150 Mbps|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, June 23rd|
|Dimensions||162 x 77 x 8 mm (6.38 x 3.03 x 0.31 in)|
|Weight||199 g (7.02 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)|
|Type||Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||6.59 inches, 107.3 cm2 (~86.0% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 2316 pixels (~388 ppi density)|
|– Funtouch OS 4|
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.7 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)|
|Internal||128/256 GB, 8 GB RAM|
|Primary||Dual: 12 MP (f/1.8, 1/2.5″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF) + 5 MP (f/2.4), 4-axis OIS, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash|
|Features||Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama|
|Secondary||Pop-up 8 MP (f/2.0)|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|– 32-bit/192kHz audio|
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS, BDS, GNSS|
|USB||2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (under display), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email|
|– Fast battery charging 22W|
– MP4/H.264 player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/FLAC player
– Document viewer
– Photo/video editor
|Non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery|
|Price||About 700 EUR|
Vivo NEX S Release Date
The Vivo NEX S will be released and made available in offline stores from June 23rd 2018, though pre-order already started since June 13th. At the moment, there are no words on its international availability yet.
Vivo NEX S Price
The Vivo NEX S price for the standard version (8GB/128GB) goes for CNY4,498 in China, which is approximately $702 in the United States. The beefed-up version (8GB/258GB) will cost just CNY4,998 in China, approximately $780 in the United States.