vivo’s New Full Screen Phones Have Cameras that Pop Up

vivo’s New Full Screen Phones Have Cameras that Pop Up

This is how futuristic phones should look like

As much as we want an all-screen display, the needs of the modern smartphone prevent us from having it. Until someone invents a camera that can work from underneath a screen, we’ll continue to have phones that have notches in the front. Xiaomi’s Mi Mix 2s tried to solve that with a bottom-mounted selfie snapper though that proved to be an annoying design compromise rather than an actual solution.

Chinese company vivo cleverly solved that particular problem with a pop-up camera that only appears when you need it. It was first teased by the brand via their Apex concept phone a few months ago, but now it’s a real, actual device that’s heading to stores soon.

The idea is simple: have a motorized camera that pops up from the top when you need to take selfies. It’s a clever and ingenious solution to a problem that’s been plaguing many brands that have jumped on the all-screen bandwagon.

Thanks to the pop-up camera, the NEX is the world’s first phone that has a true all-screen display. It doesn’t look too shabby either.

The NEX comes in two variants: The in-display fingerprint scanner-sporting NEX S, and the vanilla NEX A. Check out the spec sheet:

 Vivo NEX A / NEX S Specs

  • Snapdragon 845 (NEX S) / Snapdragon 710 (NEX A) octa-core processor
  • 6GB (NEX A) or 8GB (NEX S) of RAM
  • 6.59-inch 19:3.9 Super AMOLED Full HD+ all-screen display
  • 128GB (NEX A) / 128GB (NEX S) / 256GB of expandable storage
  • 4G, LTE
  • Dual SIM
  • 12-megapixel f/1.8 Sony IMX 363 primary rear camera with Dual Pixel autofocus, 1.4um pixels, OIS, EIS, and AI scene recognition; 5-megapixel  f/2.4 secondary rear camera
  • 8-megapixel f/2.0 periscope front camera
  • WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Rear mounted fingerprint scanner (NEX A) / In-display fingerprint scanner (NEX S), Jovi Voice Assistant, 7.1 Channel 3D audio
  • Android 8.1 Oreo with FunTouch OS 4.0
  • 4000mAh battery with quick charging

The NEX A is priced CNY 3,898 (~Php 32.3k), while the NEX S is priced at CNY 4,498(~Php 37.3k) for the 128GB version and CNY 4,998(Php 41.4k) for the 256GB version. Pre-orders start tomorrow in China. No word yet if the NEX series will be sold outside of China.



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