This year we have seen that some mobile manufacturers are beginning to drift away from the status quo in terms of form and design factor. One of the pioneers in this recent trend is the Chinese manufacturer Vivo con el vivo NEX, and it seems they have already cited their iteration according to the assumption Live NEX 2 with triple camera and two screens.
If it is confirmed to be the second Vivo NEX, we can see a step similar to the one that Xiaomi took with the Mi MIX line, a line that is characterized by proposing a different design and maintaining high-end features. The Vivo Nex showed us an approximation to the infinite screen by hiding the front camera into a removable module, and its supposed iteration suggests let's forget the subjective camera so we use only the back.
Three cameras, two screens, one ring
What if the road to reach 100% of the use of the front of the screen is to add a second? That's what we see in this smartphone with a main screen covering the entire surface of the front and rear part underneath three rear cameras (and only).
What in the filing video is presented as an unknown brand smartphone fits with the filtering we saw a few days ago possible Vivo NEX 2, something they are also looking at on the edge (for those who found the video).
The Vivo design does not mean any hinge, but it will simply be a secondary screen that will replace what will be a standard back cover
In this way, it will be a suggestion that in some ways resembles ZTE Axon M, which combined two screens and a camera, so it was back or in front of a camera, depending on how we grabbed the phone and placed it in relation to us . In this case, it may be more practical than the Vivo design it will not mean any hinge, but it's simply a screen that replaces what will be the default back cover.
In addition to this there are impressive RGB LED ring in the upper part of the back, in the area where the three cameras are located. Obviously it's LED notifications as we see (much more discreetly) in many Android terminals.
Regarding camera specifications, no details are currently revealed, but what The Verge (who claim to have tested a Vivo prototype) may include rumors ToF scanner (flight time) that we talk to you when considering the progress made in terms of facial recognition and scanning in three dimensions. Three cameras already have Huawei P20 Pro, Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) and some others, and what we see is a combination of wide-angle, zoom and portrait mode, so it's possible to have footage.
The infinity screen competition is even more animated (and this year)
The Vivo NEX was in a way the first look at that promise on frames without frames that producers seem to want to align. After him and his small retractable module arrived OPPO Find X, proposing a similar system, but for the entire system of photographing and person identification.
The latest is the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3 which offers a sliding screen to let cameras overlap (unlike the OPPO module that is automatic). And what seems to be coming (and soon) is a new stage of designs based on a hole on the screen, so that without notch, without frames and without removable modules, the subjective camera still has its place ahead.
It does not seem that this is what we will see in the next Vivo NEX, which according to the latest filtering we quoted (from Weibo) will integrate the AMOLED panel of 6.59 inches (probably with the fingerprint reader we've already seen with Live X20 Plus UD) and a secondary AMOLED 16: 9 aspect ratio at the rear, under the cameras and that special LED ring. Design that reminds us of Nubia X and that will allow you to make video calls, self portraits, stories about social applications and so on with the secondary screen.
Other features that are intended for this Vivo NEX 2 include the integration of the Snapdragon 845 processor and the 22.5-watt charge. Even this first filtering and cost-effective, between 4,000 and 6,000 yuan (about 500-600 euros per change), although we will have to wait until this is confirmed. Perhaps not too much, because it is speculated that we will know this Vivo NEX 2 in December, maybe when we know about the new Huawei with a hole.
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