Smartphone brands have been playing around with the design aspect of their devices for quite some time now. The latest trend suggests the use of gradient bodies, which many brands have deployed on their devices. Vivo too has taken the opportunity of bringing in their range of smartphones with such design elements. The VIVO X21 and VIVO C23 already have seen the use of the gradient finish at the back of their devices, but as VIVO had recently released their flagship smartphone model the VIVO NEX, the Chinese brand only a few days ago launched the VIVO NEX Star Trail version of the smartphone. The only difference is its design, which is now available in a blue-purple gradient colour option as well. The smartphone expected to be available with different price options as there are two versions of this smartphone, starting from 3,998 Yuan, and according to Gizchina, they are available for pre-order in online and offline stores with the sale to happen on September 24.
Vivo NEX Star Trail Edition
The VIVO NEX Star Trail edition or merely put the NEX Star Edition has no hardware difference than the original smartphone model, but its enticing new design element. VIVO has introduced the new blue-violet gradient design to the NEX. The idea behind the design is to target those young users who know the latest trends and follow it, as these colours (Blue & Purple) are extremely popular these days. That said, VIVO’s decision to release the NEX Star Version is a timely strategy.
On to the design part of the smartphone, the VIVO NEX Star Version is inspired by the meteor shower at night concept. IT uses the holographic illusion technology and the nano-scale high-precision laser engraving process. The colours, blue and purple gets reflected in the tens of thousands of diffractive illusion units at the back. All these illusions tend to present a dreamlike blue on the back and additionally providing a purple gradient effect to go with it.
When the design gets illuminated under a light source, the blue and purple lines on the VIVO NEX star edition tends to flow from the upper right corner to the lower left, much like how a meteor shower passes on the horizon at night.
Vivo NEX: Specifications, Features
VIVO has released two versions of the smartphones concerning specifications. The base model includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Processor, and the flagship model of the smartphone boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 2.2GHz octa-core processor alongside the Adreno 616 GPU. The smartphone has a 6.59-inch multi-touch screen with a resolution of 2316×1080 pixels. In both those versions, there’s 8GB of RAM and internal storage of 128GB. The only drawback as some might consider is the lack of memory expansion options on the smartphone.
The VIVO NEX uses the Sony IMX363+ dual Core 12MP primary lens with geo-tagging, touch focus face detection, HDR and panorama features, and is paired with a 5MP secondary camera lens. The front selfie shooter is an 8MP pop-up camera with AI beauty support.
Features on the VIVO NEX include a full-screen sound, a light sensor and in-display fingerprint scanner. There is also a presence of a micro-sild infrared hidden on the top of the screen. VIVO have used a CS43199+SSM6322 audio chip, that will enhance the audio experience for users, especially while gaming.
Finally, the VIVO NEX has a massive 4000mAh non-removable Li-Ion battery.
Vivo NEX Star Trail Edition: Price, Sale Date
VIVO has confirmed the VIVO NEX Star edition will be available from September 24 onwards. For now, the smartphone is already available for pre-order in online and offline stores in China and will go on sale from September 24. The VIVO NEX Star Edition, priced at 3998 yuan ($583) would roughly be over Rs 42,000 in India.