Vivo NEX S Specifications, Features, Price and Release Date

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 Specifications, Features, 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



Announced 2018, June
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)
Multitouch Yes
  – 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)
GPU Adreno 630



Card slot No
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
Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps
Secondary Pop-up 8 MP (f/2.0)



Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
  – 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
Radio No
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
Browser HTML5
  – 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



Colours Black, Red
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.

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