Vivo sold 2 million units of the Nex smartphone in six months

2 million Nex phones have been sold. (Source: Mashable)
2 million Nex phones have been sold. (Source: Mashable)
To say the Vivo Nex was a unique device would be an understatement. It was the first smartphone to include a motorized front camera module, thus saving screen real estate. Nevertheless, the OEM has announced that 2 million units of the Nex have been sold since its release in June 2018.
Deirdre O Donnell,

The Vivo Nex was an arguably experimental phone, even for 2018. Its design was a significant breakthrough in bezel elimination, even if its long-term viability may be a little iffy. Furthermore, it is a device that is still not available in some markets, the US and Europe included. Regardless, the OEM's vice president has claimed that it has managed to sell 2 million of these phones over its 6-month product life.

The VP, Hu Baishan, may be including both models of the Nex (the Nex A, powered by the Snapdragon (SD) 710 processor; and the Nex S or Ultimate, shipped with the flagship chipset SD 845) in this sales report. Hu also claimed that the release of the Nex line had resulted in US$1.17 billion in revenue for the company. These figures may be added to soon, as it is set to hit European shores soon.

On the other hand, the first-generation Nex may not be Vivo's main focus by then. The next iteration of the series is to be launched a week from now. Interestingly, this phone is rumored to drop the 'pop-out' selfie camera module that made the original Nex so famous. Instead, the Nex 2 may use a secondary screen on the rear panel of the phone, so as to obviate the need for a front-facing shooter completely. This device is also already linked to an interesting take on the RGB lighting trend. Accordingly, it may be worth following to see which design is more popular - and successful.




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Deirdre O Donnell, 2018-12- 4 (Update: 2018-12- 4)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.