This year we have seen that some mobile manufacturers are starting to move away from the status quo in terms of form and design factors. One of the pioneers in the recent trend is the Chinese manufacturer Vivo con el Vivo NEX, and it seems they have listed iterations in accordance with the assumptions Live NEX 2 with three and two screen cameras.
If it is confirmed that it is the second Vivo NEX, we can see steps similar to the steps taken by Xiaomi with the Mi MIX line, becoming a line characterized by proposing different designs and maintaining advanced features. The Vivo Nex shows us an approach to unlimited screens by hiding the front camera in a removable module, and the alleged iteration proposes let's forget about subjective cameras so we only use the back.
Three cameras, two screens, one ring
What if the way to reach 100% of the use of the front by the screen is to add one second? This is what we see on this smartphone with a main screen that covers the entire front and rear surfaces below three rear cameras (and only).
What's on filtering video is presented as an unknown brand smartphone that fits the filtering that we saw a few days ago possibility of Vivo NEX 2, something they also considered in The Verge (for those who have found the video).
Vivo design will not imply any hinges, but only a secondary screen that replaces the standard back cover.
In this way, it will be a proposal reminiscent of several ways ZTE Axon M, which combines two screens and one camera so that it returns or the front camera depends on how we reach the cellphone and places it in reference to us. . In this case it might be more practical since the Vivo design it doesn't imply any hinges, but it's just a screen that replaces what will be a standard back cover.
Besides this there is Striking RGB LED rings at the top of the back, in the area where the three cameras are located. Apparently this is an LED notification as we see (much wiser) in many Android terminals.
Regarding camera specifications haven't revealed any details at the moment, but what they have in The Verge (which claims to have tested the Vivo prototype) can include rumors ToF scanner (flight time) where we talk to you when reviewing the progress made in terms of facial recognition and scanning in three dimensions. The three cameras already have the Huawei P20 Pro, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, the Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) and a few others, and what we see is a combination of wide angle, zoom and portrait mode, so you can imagine there will be a shot.
Competition for unlimited screens is even more animated (and since this year)
The Vivo NEX by way of the first glimpse of the promise of a frameless screen that manufacturers seem to want to obey. After him and his small, retractable module arrived, OPPO Find X, proposed a similar system but for all photographic systems and face identification.
The latest is the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 which proposes a sliding screen so the camera can come out easily (unlike the automatic OPPO module). And what seems to be coming (and soon) is a new phase of design based on holes in the screen, so without notchFrameless and without removable modules, the subjective camera still has a place on the front.
It seems that is not what we will see on the next Vivo NEX, which according to the last filter we quoted (from Weibo) will integrate an AMOLED panel of 6.59 inches (maybe with a fingerprint reader on the screen we've seen with Live X20 Plus UD) and AMOLED 16: 9 secondary display on the back, under the camera and strange LED ring. A design that reminds us of the Nubia X and which makes it possible to make video calls, self portraits, social application stories, and so on with a secondary screen.
Another feature intended for Vivo NEX 2 is the integration of Snapdragon 845 processors and 22.5 watt fast charging. Even this first screening is aimed at prices, between 4,000 and 6,000 yuan (around 500-600 euros change), even though we have to wait until all this is confirmed. Maybe not too much, because it is rumored that we will find out about Vivo NEX 2 in December, maybe also when we know the new Huawei with a hole.
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