Vivo NEX Tipped to Launch in India in July with a Price Tag of Rs.40,000: Report

A new report suggests Vivo might be planning to launch the NEX series smartphones in India in the third week of July.


Last week, Vivo introduced its latest flagship smartphones, the NEX S and NEX A at an event held in China. While the manufacturer did not share any plans of launching the two smartphones in markets outside China at the launch event, a new report has claimed that the Vivo NEX will be arriving in India next month.

Vivo NEX A, NEX S: Launch Date in India Confirmed?

An exclusive report published by 91Mobiles claims Vivo is planning its flagship NEX smartphone in India in the third week of July. However, the report hasn’t confirmed if Vivo will be bringing both the NEX S and NEX A models to India or if only the NEX A, which is the Snapdragon 710-powered model, will be making its way here.

While Vivo had previously shied from launching its premium models in India, concentrating only on the budget and mid-range segments. Last month, the company launched its first premium product in India, the X21.

Vivo NEX A, NEX S: Expected Price in India

The report claims the NEX A variant will be priced in India at Rs.40,000. That’s roughly Rs.4,000 higher than what the Vivo X21 costs in India. If the Vivo NEX S is also launched in India, we would expect it to be priced upwards of Rs.50,000. It would also be the first true flagship smartphone launched by Vivo in India, powered by the same Snapdragon 845 chipset that powers the majority of Android flagship smartphones released this year.

Vivo NEX A: Specifications, Features

The Vivo NEX A features a 6.59-inch Super AMOLED Ultra FullView display with 1080 x 2316 Full HD+ resolution and a 19.3:9 aspect ratio. Thanks to the razor-thin bezels surrounding the display, Vivo NEX A boast a screen-to-body ratio of 91.2% without any notch at the top.  It is powered by an octa-core 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset clocked at 2.2 GHz with an Adreno 616 GPU. In the memory department, Vivo NEX A comes equipped with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage.

Moving on to optics, the Vivo NEX A features a 12MP + 5MP dual-camera setup on the back with various AI-powered features such as AI scene recognition, AI-powered HDR mode, and AI filters. The primary sensor is a Sony IMX363 with large 1.4um pixel size and an f/1.8 aperture. For selfies, the NEX A comes with a pop-up front camera with an f/2.0 aperture and AI Face Beauty feature to enhance selfies taken by users. When it comes to connectivity, the NEX A supports Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, USB Type-C port, and dual 4G VoLTE. The handset is fueled by a 4000mAh capacity battery with 22.5W fast charging support. In the audio department, Vivo NEX A comes with an AK4376A DAC for superior audio quality. The NEX A also features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor.

Vivo NEX S: Specifications, Features

The Vivo NEX S features the same 6.59-inch Ultra FullView display as the NEX A but comes with a third-generation in-display fingerprint sensor. Under the hood, NEX S runs on a more powerful Snapdragon 845 chipset clocked at 2.8 GHz with an Adreno 630 GPU. The handset comes with a whopping 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Vivo offers a 256GB storage variant as well.

In the camera department, Vivo NEX S sports the same 12MP + 5MP setup as the NEX A but adds 4-axis optical image stabilization (OIS) for superior video recording as well as low-light performance. For selfies, it uses the same pop-up camera module with 8-megapixel resolution and an f/2.0 aperture. When it comes to audio quality, the NEX S has a slight edge over the NEX A as it is equipped with CS43199 + SSM6322 amplifier. Rest of the key features remain identical to the NEX A. Both smartphones run on the Android 8.1 Oreo-based Funtouch OS 4 out of the box with the Jovi AI assistant and a new Energy UI.