Vivo launched the highly anticipated Vivo Nex last month. It’s the company’s first device that features a motorized solution for the selfie camera. This enabled the company to significantly stretch the screen-to-body ratio and offer a device that’s unlike most of its rivals. The handset was initially made available in China for roughly $700 and the company has now confirmed that it’s going to be rolling out this handset globally.
It’s not just the pop-up camera that enables the 6.59 inch 1080p+ OLED display to have a screen to body ratio of 91.24 percent. It doesn’t have a notch so there’s no earpiece as well. Vivo has relied on “screen soundcasting technology” which delivers sound through glass-vibrating technology.
The handset also has flagship-level specifications. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 845 chip with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of onboard storage. It also features a 4,000mAh battery. Vivo is also selling a cheaper version of the handset which features the Snapdragon 710 processor with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage.
Vivo has confirmed that it’s going to start selling the Vivo Nex in Hong Kong, Russia, Malaysia, Taiwan, and India later this month. It hasn’t said precisely when the handset will be released in these markets and how much it will cost there. If you’ve been holding out for a U.S. launch then keep your fingers crossed for longer because Vivo hasn’t hinted at a U.S. launch of the Nex so far.