Sources close to the industry have reported that in the second half of this year, Chinese company Vivo plans to launch a prolific next-generation NEX smartphone with a range of interesting features.
It is claimed that the device will receive a high resolution waterfall screen produced by LG Display and sloping from the edges. The size of the screen is not specified, but it will most likely exceed 6.5 inches diagonally. The front camera is said to be placed directly under the screen. In this way, it will get rid of the hole and notch; in addition, there will be no need to use the retractable selfie mechanism.
In addition, the presence of a multi-module rear camera with Zeiss optics is mentioned. The smartphone will also have a case that is protected against moisture and dust according to the IP68 standard. The device will come with 120 watt super-fast charging Super FlashCharge and 60 watt wireless charging support. The new product can enter the commercial market under the name Vivo NEX 5. Of course, the device will also be able to operate on fifth generation (5G) cellular networks.
The Research Company Counterpoint estimates that smartphone shipments fell by 10% last year compared to 2019 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Vivo is one of the biggest players in the global market with a market share of about 8%.