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Vivo Nex Dual Display Edition launches with ‘Lunar Ring’, dual screens and 3 cameras

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The strange Vivo Nex featured a pop-up camera designed to side-step a dreaded nick though a new Nex Dual Display Edition instead packs in a delegate shade on a behind in an bid to abandon a front-facing camera altogether.

As a leaks alluded to, and as a phone’s name implies, this new Nex adopts a twin arrangement design, with a 6.39-inch, 19.5:9 aspect ratio Super AMOLED shade winning a phone’s front, extenuation it an considerable 84.7% screen-to-body ratio and appreciative Full HD+ visuals though even a spirit of a notch, while a smaller 5.49-inch, 16:9 Super AMOLED row sits on a behind underneath a phone’s 3 cameras.

Interestingly, that behind shade isn’t usually singular to name tasks as one competence expect, extenuation we a ability to use a phone possibly approach around; with a full Android 9.0 Pie experience (dressed in Vivo’s Funtouch OS on top) during your fingertips.

Vivo demonstrated a few use-cases where both screens come into play too. One of a many intriguing applications saw use of a behind shade as a touchpad while gaming, adding additional controls into a mix, not distinct a PS Vita. Another instance was a small some-more tenuous, with users being means to pull elementary shapes and patterns on a categorical screen, usually to have it spur and seem on a phone’s back. The delegate arrangement can also arrangement images in an always-on configuration.

Above a rear-facing arrangement lives a phone’s camera array, set within a lifted potion round that Vivo calls a ‘Lunar Ring’. The ring itself can heat in a accumulation of colours, alerting we to opposite notifications and also double as an ambient selfie light in poorly-lit environments.

The ‘Lunar Ring’


With no front-facing camera, a behind camera setup doesn’t usually promote selfies, it also serves as a usually means of face clear (although there is an in-display fingerprint sensor underneath a categorical shade too).

Photography falls to a 12-megapixel primary sensor with vast 1.4µm pixels, OIS (optical picture stabilisation) and a far-reaching f/1.8 aperture, all of that minister to a low-light capabilities. It’s also upheld by a delegate 2-megapixel sensor for abyss data.

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Outside of a Lunar Ring sits a third camera sensor and this one packs an insanely far-reaching f/1.3 aperture, though it doesn’t lend a talents to a phone’s normal photography, instead, it’s used to yield this new Nex with 3D ToF (time-of-flight) record for 3D facial and intent scanning, likewise to a recently launched Oppo R17 Pro/RX17 Pro.

While there’s no word nonetheless on a phone’s attainment outward of China, a phone is locally labelled during ¥4998 (CNY), that equates to approximately £580/$725/€640; not bad for a device with a OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition-rivalling 10GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, a 3500mAh battery and a Snapdragon 845 processor.

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