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New renders hint at the Vivo NEX 5's potential to be the most uniquely-designed Android flagship of 2022 on its launch

Vivo's next flagship(?). (Source: EqualLeaks x AppleConceptsPro)
Vivo's next flagship(?). (Source: EqualLeaks x AppleConceptsPro)
The upcoming NEX 5 from Vivo is rumored to launch with an extra-large 7-inch display in 2022. Now, according to the latest renders for this phone, the OEM will combine this spec with the round camera hump that has all but disappeared from the premium Android smartphone at this point. In so doing, they purport to debunk prior images linked to the device.

The last round of renders pertaining to Vivo's 2022 flagship smartphone, slated to be called the NEX 5, depicted an arguably generic-looking phone with colors that might be more suited to X70-series successors. However, EqualLeaks has now partnered with AppleConceptsPro to release new images that turn this idea on its head.

This blog's new renders show a phone that could fit in much betterwith the rest of the NEX series to date. This is mainly due to its  circular camera hump that, while being off-center rather than centered, recalls Vivo's former watchface-insipired design much better than the last set of images on the same subject.

The round module, contained within a long rectangle that also serves to acknowledge the OEM's partnership with Zeiss, reflects the latest rumors that the NEX 5 will be a quad rear camera phone. There is also a fifth module, found in a punch-hole within a display that might have dimensions to match the leak pointing to an unusually large 7-inch display for the device.

The possibly super-sized chassis might accommodate specs and features such as a 5,000mAh battery with 80W fast charging; an upgraded fingerprint sensor; IP68 ingress protection, NFC and the IR blaster that has become rare among flagship mobile devices as of late.

The hypothetical 5 also now appears in some brighter colors this time around: a reddish gold and a blue quite like the iPhone 13 line's new Sierra shade as well as a black option. While this design might yet fail to match Vivo's real-like plans for the new, Snapdragon 8 Gen 1-powered NEX, it may be a sign that the upcoming phone could prove a prominent contender among its rivals at its launch.

The potential "Vivo NEX 5" is shown from the front and back in new renders. (Source: EqualLeaks x AppleConceptsPro)
The potential "Vivo NEX 5" is shown from the front and back in new renders. (Source: EqualLeaks x AppleConceptsPro)
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-02- 3 (Update: 2022-02- 3)