Alongside the Vivo NEX S, the Chinese smartphone maker, Vivo, has also launched Vivo NEX A, today, in China. The new smartphone is powered by the latest Snapdragon 710 processor and has the motorized selfie camera that was first showcased in the prototype APEX smartphone.
The Vivo NEX sports a 6.59-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED panel with a resolution of 1080x2316p. The company calls it’s 19.3:9 screen, the Ultra FullView Display, which has a 91.24% screen-to-body ratio.
Processor, RAM & Storage
The hexa-core Snapdragon 710 processor powers the NEX A, while the Adreno 616 GPU handles the graphics. The phone features 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Funtouch OS 4.0 on top.
The NEX A comes with a similar camera setup as the bigger NEX S. There’s a 12 MP primary camera and a secondary 5 MP depth-sensing camera on the back. To the front, the 8 MP motorized camera has a f/2.0 aperture.
The NEX A packs in a massive 4000 mAh battery, which supports 22.5 W fast charging. The phone has support for Dual 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 5.0, GPS, GLONASS and 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi with 2×2 MIMO. As for ports, the phone comes with a USB Type-C port for charging and data syncing and 3.5 mm headphone jack. The NEX A comes with a traditional rear-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Since the phone lacks an earpiece on the front, the phone uses a Screen SoundCasting Technology, which vibrates the screen to produce sound. Unlike the pricier Vivo NEX S, the Vivo NEX A skips the amplifier but does come with an AK4376A Hi-Fi DAC.
AI and Jovi
The Snapdragon 710 used in the smartphone has AI as it’s primary focus. The phone also comes with Vivo’s own AI voice assistant called, Jovi, which can be accessed by pressing the dedicated Jovi button.
Vivo has partnered with Tencent, NetEase, and Unreal for game optimization. The company has introduced their latest Game Mode 4.0 in the NEX smartphones.
Pricing and Availability of Vivo NEX A
The Vivo NEX A comes in Star Diamond Black and Ruby Red colors. The phone is priced at CNY 3,898 (USD 608/ INR 41,034 approx). The phone is now up for pre-orders and will go on sale starting June 23. The availability of the smartphone in markets other than China is still unknown.
Learn more : NEX A (in Chinese)