Chinese smartphone-maker Vivo's brand new flagship Nex is now available for purchase online and also at brick-and-mortar stores in India.

Prior to the launch, Vivo Nex had garnered wide-spread interest among fans and tech critics as it is coming with extraordinary design language, which no other big brands such as Samsung and Apple have managed to master it.

Does Vivo Nex live up to the hype?

Vivo NEX, India, launch, price, specs
Vivo NEX is one of the very few flagship phone to boasts true FullView display.Vivo India website (screen-grab)

Absolutely yes! the new Vivo Nex is unique in so many aspects. It comes with ultra FullView screen having 19.3:9 aspect ratio and no notch. It has a slight thick bezel at the bottom, but everything else on the front panel is a fully functional display.

Vivo engineers have done a commendable job, as they have succeeded to incorporate motorized front-camera behind the screen and when it trigged for a selfie, it can pop up in less than a second and retract in no time. They have not compromised on anything to affect the design nor the internal hardware.

Guess what, they have gone a step further by incorporating an in-display biometric sensor saving a good chunk of physical space in the front panel. Again, there is no brand in the market at least in India, can boast this feature in their products. To simply put it in plain words, Vivo Nex is unarguably the most advanced Android phone in the industry.

Vivo NEX, India, launch, price, specs
Vivo NEX comes with motorised elevating camera on the front.Vivo India website (screen-grab)

In addition to path-breaking design and biometric sensors design, Vivo Nex comes packed with top-notch internal hardware too. It houses Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm's latest and most powerful processor to date. It is backed by 8GB RAM, Android Oreo, 128GB storage, a 12MP+5MP dual-camera with 4K video recording, Portrait Mode and more, 8MP front snapper and a sumptuous 4,000mAh battery, which is more than enough to last a whole under mixed usage.

Vivo NEX, India, launch, price, specs
Vivo NEX boasts in-display fingerprint sensor on the front.Vivo India website (screen-grab)

Vivo Nex price and launch details:

Considering the features it comes with, Vivo Nex's price rumoured to be north of Rs 60,000, but to everyone's surprise, the company is offering a for at an aggressive price of just Rs 44,990. It is available for purchase exclusively on Amazon and Vivo Shop. Interested consumers can book device on both the platforms and get Rs 1,000 discount and also entitled to get the extended warranty, as well.

Vivo NEX, India,launch, price, specs
Vivo NEX comes with dual-camera on the backVivo India website (screen-grab)

Vivo Nex is can be bought at authorised retail chains in select metros in India.

Prospective buyers can claim launch offers including:

1. Instant cashback of Rs 4,000 on HDFC Credit Cards (EMI & Non-EMI) & Debit Cards (EMI)

2. One Time free screen replacement

3. No cost EMI up to 12 months

With the game-changing innovations, high-end processor and competitive price-tag, Vivo Nex will challenge OnePlus 6, Samsung Galaxy S9 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus, among others.

Key specifications of Vivo Nex:

Model Vivo Nex
Display 6.59-inch full HD+ (2316x1080p) super AMOLED screen with in-display fingerprint sensor
OS Android 8.1 Oreo-based Funtouch OS 4.0
Processor 10nm class 2.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core CPU
GPU Adreno 630
Storage 128GB
  • Main: 12MP+ 5MP dual camera with 4-Axis Optical Image Stabilisation, F1.8 aperture LED flash, 4K video recording
  • Front: 8MP with F2.0 aperture

Scene Modes:

  • Rear: Slow Motion, Backlight HDR, Live Photo, Portrait Bokeh (dual cameras), Panorama, Time Lapse, Face Beauty, AR Stickers, Filters.
  • Front: Live Photo, Face Beauty, Backlight HDR, Portrait Bokeh (single camera), Panorama, AR Stickers, Filters.
Battery 4,000mAh with fast charging capability
Network 4G-LTE
Add-ons Dual-SIM (type: Nano+Nano), in-display fingerprint sensor, Bluetooth v5.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), USB Type C v2.0, OTG support, GLONASS/GPS
Dimensions 162.0 x 77.0 x 7.98 mm
Weight 199g
Colours Black
Price Rs 44,990

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