Vivo NEX S, NEX A Sold Out in Just Four Hours During First Sale in China

Vivo's NEX S and NEX A smartphones went on sale in China for the first time today and were sold out in just four hours.


Vivo’s newest flagship smartphones, the NEX A and NEX S smartphones went on sale in China for the first time earlier today. Surprisingly, the Vivo NEX smartphones were sold out within four hours of the sale kicking off in China. While it is common to see budget Android smartphones selling out almost instantly in China, you should keep in mind that both the NEX A and NEX S are premium devices costing significantly more than budget devices.

Vivo NEX S, NEX A: Sold Out in Just 4 Hours in the First Sale

In China, the NEX A with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage is priced at 3,898 yuan (Rs.40,600 approx.). Vivo NEX S with 8GB of RAM and 128GB storage is priced at 4,498 yuan (Rs.47,000 approx.), while the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant is priced at 4,998 yuan (Rs.52,100 approx.). All three variants were sold out on the company’s website in just hours. Quite clearly, consumers in China seem to have been very impressed with the impressive screen-to-body ratio of the NEX smartphones. The pop-up selfie camera is also something that probably played a role in attracting the attention of a lot of buyers in China. While sister brand’s new Find X offers an even higher screen-to-body ratio than the NEX smartphones from Vivo, the slider design could be prone to wear in the long term. It is also going to be difficult to actually use the cameras on the smartphone with a protective case on.

Vivo NEX S, NEX A: India Launch Expected Next Month

According to a recent report, Vivo could launch the NEX A and NEX S smartphones in India as soon as next month. The report claimed the Snapdragon 710-powered NEX A will be launched in India at Rs.40,000, a little higher than the company’s current most expensive smartphone on sale in the country, the Vivo X21. Whether or not the NEX S will be arriving in India along with the NEX A hasn’t been confirmed yet. The launch event is expected to be held in the third week of July.

Vivo NEX A: Specifications, Features

The Vivo NEX A’s key highlight is its 6.59-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 2316 Full HD+ resolution and 19.3:9 aspect ratio, identical to the NEX S. However, the NEX A does not feature an in-display fingerprint sensor. Instead, the fingerprint sensor on the NEX A is positioned at the rear. Under the hood, Vivo NEX A runs on Qualcomm’s octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset clocked at 2.2 GHz with an Adreno 616 GPU. In the memory department, the handset includes 6GB of RAM and 128GB of built-in storage. At the rear is a 12MP + 5MP dual-camera setup with 4K video recording. For selfies, the smartphone includes a pop-up 8MP module with an f/2.0 aperture. Connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac dual-band, Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, GPS with A-GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, USB Type-C, and 4G VoLTE. Keeping the lights on is a 4000mAh capacity battery with 22W fast charging support. On the software front, Vivo NEX A runs on Android 8.1 Oreo-based Funtouch OS 4.

Vivo NEX S: Specifications, Features

The Vivo NEX S features the same 6.59-inch Super AMOLED display as the NEX A but boasts a third-generation in-display fingerprint sensor. It is also more powerful than the NEX A with a 10nm octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset under the hood. In the memory department, Vivo NEX S comes standard with 8GB of RAM and is available in 128GB and 256GB storage variants. Another key difference between the two smartphones is the presence of 4-axis optical image stabilization on the primary sensor at the rear. Apart from these differences, the NEX A and NEX S smartphones are more or less identical