Chinese smartphone makers have been lately leading in bringing innovations to the masses. For instance, vivo is known for introducing pop-up cameras and in-display fingerprint sensors. Both of these features first debuted on vivo APEX concept smartphones and later, debuted on vivo NEX series commercial phones. Now, over a year after the last NEX series handset, rumors of its successor have begun to pop up on the internet.
The last-ever vivo NEX series smartphone called vivo NEX 3S 5G was launched in March 2020. It was basically the vivo NEX 3 5G and vivo NEX 3 from 2020 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC, UFS 3.1, WiFi 6, and Bluetooth 5.1. In other words, it wasn’t that interesting.
But as per a Weibo user (@馬然熊猫), the upcoming vivo NEX series device, which could go official as vivo NEX 5 in H2 2021 will be impressive. It will not only sport all the ket specs of current-gen vivo flagships but will also include the most-awaited smartphone feature for the masses.
According to this person on the popular Chinese microblogging website, the next vivo NEX phone will come with an under-display camera. The in-screen camera will sit beneath the waterfall display supplied by LG Display
Further, just like the vivo X60 series, the new vivo NEX will also flaunt Zeiss optics. Also, it will support the company’s 120W Super FlashCharge charging protocol and unannounced 60W wireless charging protocol. Last but not least, the upcoming vivo NEXT smartphone will be IP68-certified for dust and water resistance, as per the tipster.
Having said that, we urge you to consider this information with a pinch of salt. If this device indeed exists, then we expect to learn more about it in the coming days.
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