After appearing on China’s TENAA certification website, the Vivo NEX 3 is all set to go official on the 16th of this month, as per a teaser by Vivo’s official handle on social media. The Vivo NEX 3 is the third iteration of the NEX series and comes after the Vivo NEX Dual Screen Edition that launched late last year. In earlier teasers, Vivo has already revealed that the NEX 3 will boast the highest screen-to-body ratio in a smartphone ever with 99.6 percent covered by its new Waterfall Screen design. Vivo has also teased a 5G model and we expect a non-5G variant to debut as well.
The Vivo NEX 3, as earlier teased by Vivo, is also a button-less smartphone although it is not port-less as it does have a headphone jack and charging socket. As per TENAA’s documents, the Vivo NEX 3 is also the company’s first 64MP camera phone and this is likely Samsung’s ISOCELL Bright HMX sensor as Sony doesn’t have any equivalent to it yet. Previous information also hinted at the possibility of 120W fast charging, and although as mind-numbing as that would be, it doesn’t look likely at the moment. The processor is very likely a Snapdragon 855+.
Filling in the other gaps on the spec-sheet, the TENAA listing shows a huge 6.89-inch display almost making the device seem like a tablet. It’s a Full-HD+ AMOLED screen with an on-screen fingerprint reader and a rectangular pop-up camera module which houses a 16MP sensor. Thankfully, the 4,410mAh battery will be adequate to keep it on and the 44W rumoured fast charging should be fast to juice up the power pack. There’s a triple camera setup on the handset placed in a circular module.
The highest-specced model should have as much as 12GB of RAM and 512GB of onboard storage. The launch of the NEX 3 comes just days ahead of the Huawei Mate 30 series launch which is slated for September 19th.