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Vivo ramps up the NEX 3 hype ahead of IFA Berlin with new sketches of 'waterfall' display

An official photo of the dramatically curved display on the Vivo NEX 3. (Source: Vivo)
An official photo of the dramatically curved display on the Vivo NEX 3. (Source: Vivo)
Vivo has a habit of pushing the boundaries of smartphone design and the incoming NEX 3 looks set to continue the tradition. NEX product manager Li Xiang has posted sketches of the device today highlighting some of its design inspirations.
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The Vivo NEX 3 is shaping up to be one of the more dramatic smartphone designs for 2019. NEX product manager Li Xiang has earlier this week released an image of its new ‘waterfall’ display and has now followed it up with some design sketches of the device along with its design inspirations. Water plays a key theme in the design as does, surprisingly, a chronograph watch in its new circular rear camera array.

The new waterfall inspired display on the NEX 3 looks very similar to the new edgeless Oppo phone also due for release later this year. While many agree the new design is stunning, many have also questioned just how practical it will be in everyday use. Although it is likely both OEM’s will develop a case for their respective designs, accidental touches and the likelihood of glass breakage looks to be something neither design will be able to avoid.

In terms of the rest of its specifications, the Vivo NEX 3 will continue with a 3.5mm headphone jack, UFS 3.0 storage and LPDDR4X RAM. Keeping things ticking over will be a Snapdragon 855+ and an extra large capacity battery to help preserve all-day battery life despite also offering support for 5G connectivity. Expect the Vivo NEX 3 to be revealed in full at IFA Berlin next month.

Official sketches of the Vivo NEX 3. (Source: Vivo)
Official sketches of the Vivo NEX 3. (Source: Vivo)
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Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - Senior Tech Writer - 1221 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I have been writing about consumer technology over the past ten years, previously with the former MacNN and Electronista, and now Notebookcheck since 2017. My first computer was an Apple ][c and this sparked a passion for Apple, but also technology in general. In the past decade, I’ve become increasingly platform agnostic and love to get my hands on and explore as much technology as I can get my hand on. Whether it is Windows, Mac, iOS, Android, Linux, Nintendo, Xbox, or PlayStation, each has plenty to offer and has given me great joy exploring them all. I was drawn to writing about tech because I love learning about the latest devices and also sharing whatever insights my experience can bring to the site and its readership.
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-08-15 (Update: 2019-08-15)