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Dual-display Vivo NEX 2 official with three high-tech cameras in tow

The innovative NEX Dual Display Edition from Vivo is here. (Source: Vivo)
The innovative NEX Dual Display Edition from Vivo is here. (Source: Vivo)
The Vivo NEX 2 is here, although it has officially launched as the NEX Dual-Display Edition. As previously leaked, the device drops the pop-up camera for a secondary display on the rear of the device. It also boasts some serious camera chops to help users take full advantage of its unconventional design.

Chinese smartphone maker Vivo continues to push the boundaries of traditional smartphone design with its second-generation NEX. The new NEX Dual Display Edition follows in the footsteps of the original NEX by featuring an all-display screen 6.39-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1080 x 2430 resolution sans a notch or even a punch hole. This time around the company has opted to eliminate its pop-up selfie camera for a secondary display on the rear of the device leaving it without a front-facing camera at all.

The logic behind the device is that the main cameras on the rear are invariably of a higher quality than front-facing selfie cameras. To take advantage of this, the NEX 2 features a large 5.49-inch Super AMOLED display with a 1080p resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. This allows users to see their selfies using the high-quality triple camera array sitting above the display on the rear of the device. The main shooter is a 12MP IMX363 sensor sourced from Sony with OIS and an f/1.79 aperture. The secondary sensor is rated at just 2MP with an f/1.8 aperture, but specializes in night-time video shooting; while the third utilizes Time of Flight (ToF) tech to deliver advanced computational 3D depth mapping.

It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset matched with a more than ample 10 GB of RAM. Storage is a solid 128 GB in capacity although this is non-expandable. To unlock the device, you can use 3D facial recognition if the device is facing the rear, or the in-display fingerprint sensor built into the primary display.  It is fitted with a decent 3,500 mAh battery that supports 10V/2.25A fast charging and ships with Android 9 Pie with Vivo Funtouch OS 4.5 skin.

The Vivo NEX Dual Display Edition is up for pre-order in China now, and will ship on December 29 for the equivalent of just US$720.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2018-12-12 (Update: 2018-12-12)
Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - News Editor
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.