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Vivo NEX 3 official, overflowing with high end specs but no physical buttons

The Vivo NEX 3 ditches both side bezels and physical buttons for a Waterfall display and virtual buttons. (Source: Vivo)
The Vivo NEX 3 ditches both side bezels and physical buttons for a Waterfall display and virtual buttons. (Source: Vivo)
Vivo has officially launched the NEX 3 the latest all-display device from the company that continues to challenge the boundaries of smartphone design. At the top of a very lengthy spec sheet is a new POLED Waterfall display with extreme curved edges that eliminate side mounted buttons in favour of software-based variants

Vivo has finally officially launched the NEX 3 after several months of trickle feeding information about the various new features and technology the company is bringing to the device. Chief among these is its new 6.89-inch POLED Waterfall FullView display that cascades the display aggressively over where the edge bezels might have once resided for 99.6 percent screen-to-body ratio. It can deliver up to 800 nits of brightness, supports HDR10, is anti-flicker and delivers 100 percent of the P3 wide color gamut.

Given the edge of the device is now effectively all display, this means physical buttons have now been replaced by touch screen buttons for turning the device off and on as well as controlling the volume. This is mated to an X-axis haptic vibration motor dubbed Touch Sense that responds to input with haptic feedback to mimic the physical buttons it replaces. The screen also includes an embedded fingerprint sensor for biometric authentication.

In addition to the motorized pop-up selfie camera that keeps the display notchless, the NEX 3 incorporates a triple-rear camera array. Its main shooter is a new Samsung ISOCELL sensor rated at 64 MP. This is joined by a 13 MP wide-angle camera and a 13 MP telescopic zoom camera. Audio is enhanced with a standalone DAC while fast charging is a super-fast 44 W technology. With 5G cellular connectivity and a Snapdragon 855+ chipset mated with 8 GB/12 GB + 256 GB storage, this is a seriously impressive device.

It will ship in China from September 21 priced from around US$800.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-09-17 (Update: 2019-09-18)
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.