Vivo NEX A and Vivo NEX S are the first phones with a pop-up selfie camera – and it is all good. It does away with that unsightly display notch that everybody else is embracing.
Pop-up selfie camera was first demonstrated on the Vivo APEX. The selfie camera is hidden inside the body of the NEX S like a periscope but it extends automatically as soon as you open the camera app.
Because the selfie camera is hidden away, there is no need for a display notch or for a significant bezel at the top of the phone. The Vivo NEX phones are as bezel-less as phones can be. Up next, we have a quick look at the different variants of the Vivo NEX, as well as the similarities and differences.
Same Pop-up Selfie Camera; Two Phones
There are two variants of the Vivo NEX – the budget NEX A and the high-end NEX S.
Both phones share many things in common, including: pop-up selfie camera, 6.59-inch display, bezel-less design, 4,000mAh battery, and dual rear cameras (with 12-megapixel + 5-megapixel sensors). In addition, both rear and selfie cameras on both phones are enhanced with AI to adjust the camera settings based on the scene in view.
The two phones look exactly the same. The differences are on the inside. So, what are the differences between the two phones? Here is a quick breakdown.
Quick Specifications of Vivo NEX A
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor
- 6GB of RAM
- 128GB of storage
- rear fingerprint scanner
- $610 price tag
Quick Specifications of Vivo NEX S
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
- 8GB of RAM
- 256GB of storage
- in-display fingerprint scanner
- $780 price tag
The Vivo NEX A goes on sale soon in China for about $610, while the NEX S will go for about $780.
Pop-up Selfie Camera: Yay or Nay?
What do you think about the idea of a pop-up selfie camera? Do you think it is innovative or problematic? Would you like to see it on other phones going forward?