Vivo Nex 3 5G launched with Waterfall screen and button-less design
Vivo has just unveiled the Nex 3 5G, the world’s first smartphone with a waterfall screen. Recall that this feature hides the edges of the display onto the side frames in a curved manner. Earlier today, on the leaked official image renders of Huawei Mate 30 Pro, we saw the implementation of this feature.
The main highlight goes tO the OLED Waterfall Fullview display that extends to the sides of the model. So there are no physical buttons on this device.
Vivo Nex 3 5G is also the new flagship of the manufacturer, so that features and technologies are not deprived. As the name implies, the smartphone supports 5G, but there is also a separate non-5G version for markets where 5G is not available.
The device sports a 6.89 inch OLED display with Full HD + resolution, which occupies 99.6% of the front screen area.
The Nex 3 5G is powered by a latest Snapdragon 855+ chipset. The device is coupled with 8 or 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. The device is powered by a 4500 mAh battery with fast charging power of 44 watts.
The main camera of the smartphone includes triple setup on the rear with the main sensor belonging to Samsung ISOCELL Bright GW1 with a resolution of 64 megapixels. The other two sensors are 13-megapixel for wide angle and 13-megapixel telephoto lens. The front camera has a resolution of 16 megapixels.
Talking about the screen, due to its extreme curved edges, the smartphone is devoid of physical keys as there is no room for any buttons on the sides of the smartphone. The physical buttons are replaced with new touch technology based virtual buttons known as Touch Sense technology. There is also an X-Axis Haptic feature that provides tactile feedback when you press those same touch buttons. Journalists who attended the presentation claim that they did not happen to accidentally click on their smartphone while using the new touch feature .
Vivo had earlier demonstrated such feature in its conceptual smartphone designated by Vivo Apex, which has not been marketed. In practice, although it does not display physical buttons, the smartphone features the same functions as a “normal” phone, through a simple touch.
At the same time, apparently, Vivo did not try to explain why such screens are needed in smartphones.
The 4G and 5G versions will rely on a Snapdragon 855 Plus Qualcomm processor and have a vapour chamber cooling system. As for the battery, it has 4,500 mAh and supports the Super Flash-Charge fast charging mode of 44 W. The NEX display incorporates a biometric fingerprint sensor on the screen.
In China’s 5G handset market, Vivo’s new premium smartphone will initially compete against Huawei’s Mate 20 X, ZTE Corp’s Axon 10 Pro and Samsung Electronics’ Galaxy S10. These three models, which were initially available as 4G handsets, had their 5G versions released a few months ago.
The cost of the Vivo Nex 3 starts at $ 705. At this price the buyer will be offered a smartphone without 5G support with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of flash memory. The Vivo Nex 3 5G version with 256 GB of flash memory will cost $ 810, and the top one with 12 GB of RAM will cost $ 875. Pre-orders are accepted now, and deliveries will begin on September 21.
Vivo Nex 3 Specifications
- Screen: 6.89-inch full HD+ POLED waterfall display
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+
- RAM: 8/12GB
- Rear camera: 64-megapixel sensor with f/1.8 aperture + 13-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture + 13-megapixel telephoto sensor with f/2.48 aperture
- Front camera: 16-megapixel with f/2.09 aperture
- Internal storage: 256GB UFS 3.0
- Battery: 4,500
- Fast charging: 44W Vivo super flash charging
- Software: Android 9.0 Pie (Funtouch OS 9.1)