The Chinese technology company Vivo is all set to launch its two new smart phones – Nex S and Nex A in India on July 19th. The company has sent media invite that reads “Block Your Date.” The official teaser image shows a retractable camera with NEX brand and date below. While it is confirmed that Vivo is bringing their Nex brand to India, it is quite unclear as to whether they will be launching both the models or just one model in July. However, both models were reported to be released earlier in June in China. Vivo’s current flagship phone in India is the X21, priced at Rs.35,999. The Nex S and Nex A series will offer superior hardware and software specifications and will supersede the X-series. The new camera system helps Vivo attain a 91.24 per cent screen-to-body ratio, making it almost bezel-less.
The Nex S offers a 6.59” super AMOLED display with 1080×2316 Full HD+ resolution and a 19.3:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core chipset, with 8GB of RAM. It comes in 128GB and 256GB storage variants. The phone offers dual rear cameras with 12MP+5MP setup and an f/1.8 aperture. Video calls and selfies can be taken through a pop-up selfie camera with 8MP setup and an f/2.0 aperture. the NEX S features Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C port, and Dual 4G VoLTE. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based Fun-touch OS 4.0.
The Nex A offers the same 6.59” super AMOLED display with 1080×2316 Full HD+ resolution and a 19.3:9 aspect ratio. It is powered by a less powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core SoC with an Adreno 616 GPU. It has 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. It offers the same dual rear camera setup although it lacks the 4-axis OIS. It also offers a fingerprint scanner. The front camera is also same as are all other features with the Nex S model.
In China, the Vivo Nex A is priced at CNY 3,898 (approximately Rs 40,400) for the 6GB RAM and 128GB model while the Vivo Nex S with 8GB RAM and 128GB model is priced at CNY 4,498 (approximately Rs 47,000). Lastly, the 8GB RAM and 256GB model of the Nex S is priced at CNY 4,998 (approximately Rs 52,000). The smart phone will be available in Black and Red color variants while the 256GB storage variant will be available in a Black color variant.