Apple, Google, LG, ASUS all other phone manufacturers have been beaten to the punch by Vivo.
Vivo may have just announced the first ever true all-screen smartphone. Called the Nex, the company claims it “fulfills the bezel-less dream.”
For those who remember, an impressive concept phone called Apex was unveiled back at the MWC 2018 in February. It had a 98% screen-to-body ratio and the Nex phone comes close to that.
The Vivo Nex was unveiled in China and features a good amount of high-end specs. It sports a 6.59-inch bezeless AMOLED display. It has a screen-to-body ratio of 91.24%, which means it still has a tiny bit of bezel on the sides.
So how did they manage to do it? The China-based company added three new pieces of technology, that’s how.
First is the 8MP front-facing camera that pops up from the from the top of the phone’s body for selfies. Second, is the Screen SoundCasting tech that takes the place of traditional earpiece speakers. The tech turns the display itself into a loudspeaker so you can hear your friend talking on the phone.
Lastly, they have slimmed down the bezels by putting an in-display fingerprint scanner. This is actually the company’s third attempt to use the technology after the X20UD and X21.
Specs-wise, the Vivo Nex runs on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset and has 8GB of RAM. It comes with 256GB of internal storage and a heavy-duty 4,000mAh battery. The back sports a dual sensor camera, with a main 12MP f/1.8 sensor and a secondary 5MP f/2.4 offering. A LED flash rounds up the camera setup.
Oh, did we mention there’s a headphone jack?