At the beginning of the year, VIVO launched the first-gen NEX smartphone that stood out due to its pop-up front camera. After, we saw another product with a lifting structure, the OPPO Find X. And at the end of this year, some manufacturers decided to make the screen ratio of their phones higher by using the slider design. Among them, we should mention the Xiaomi Mi MIX 3, Lenovo Z5 Pro, and the Honor Magic 2. However, there is quite another approach to increase the screen ratio. As you guess, we are talking about the dual-screen design. First, it was used by the Nubia X. and a few days ago, the VIVO NEX Dual-Screen Version. Now, it is available for purchase at $709.99.
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The VIVO NEX Dual-Screen Version adopts the concept of ‘virtual combination’, which combines the 16 miniature RGB colorful lights hidden under the star ring with the OLED screen. Actually, many users (including us) have been thinking the ring is a design element only. In fact, it realizes certain functions.
The VIVO NEX Dual-Screen Version not only provides two screens in terms of hardware but also opens the ‘dual-screen dual-world’ concept in terms of software. The best example of this is that the front and rear display can open different apps simultaneously. Say, you can read on one side and pay on the other side.
It is worth mentioning that the VIVO NEX Dual-Screen Version also supports double-sided unlocking, front screen fingerprint, and back TOF face recognition. VIVO was the first to come in with on-screen fingerprint recognition, and currently, it has 5-6 models sporting this feature. As for our protagonist, on the front, it carries the fifth-generation photoelectric screen fingerprint of VIVO. The 2P lens is upgraded to a 3P lens, which is faster and more accurate. It operates in 0.29 seconds only. On the back, the phone features a TOF zero-light face recognition. Thus, in the absence of any light, the real all-weather face recognition is as fast as 0.35 seconds, and the effective depth information point is 300,000, which is 10 times that of structured light.
The VIVO NEX Dual-Screen Version comes with a 6.4-inch main Super AMOLED screen with an FHD+ resolution, a 5.5-inch secondary Super AMOLED screen with a traditional Full HD resolution, a Snapdragon 845 chip under the hood, a 10GB of RAM, a 128GB of non-expandable storage, and a 3500mAh battery supporting 22.5W fast charging. It runs on Funtouch OS 4.5 based on Android 9.0 (Pie).
On the back, inside the ring area, the phone hosts a triple-camera of a 12MP main camera, a 2MP sensor for low light shots, and a Time-of-flight (TOF) 3D camera for facial recognition. This camera has a number of new and innovative features such as AI scene recognition, Body and Face Shaping as well as the Pose Director mode, which uses the rear display to show pose suggestions picked from VIVO’s image library.