Vivo Nex 3 5G Rocks Snapdragon 855+, Virtual Buttons, 64MP Camera And Waterfall Display

The Vivo Nex 3 is now official, and confirms the leaks that we first saw a few months ago. The smartphone sports a wicked high screen-to-body ratio that stands at 99.6 percent. With that being said, there are still tiny bezels found at the bottom and top of the 6.89-inch Full HD+ Waterfall curved display.

What you won't find on the Nex 3 is a display notch, which suits us just fine. To make up for the lack of a selfie camera nestled in a notch or a punch hole cutout, the Nex 3 uses a pop-up 16MP selfie camera with an LED flash. The camera can extend out in just 0.65 seconds and will automatically retract if you drop the smartphone so that you don't damage the mechanism.

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Moving to the back of the smartphone, you'll find three cameras housed in a circular pod. There's a 64MP primary sensor (f/2.09), a 13MP ultra-wide sensor (f/2.2, 120 degrees) and a 13MP 2x telephoto sensor (f/2.48). 

Harking back to the Apex 2019 concept phone that Vivo showed off back in January, the Nex 3 features a buttonless design called Touch Sense. Instead of physical buttons that you press for power and the volume rocker, you'll find pressure sensing hardware along with haptic feedback.

Vivo has outfitted the Nex 3 with Qualcomm's latest Snapdragon 855+ SoC, which features boosted CPU and GPU clocks. That SoC can be paired with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.0 internal storage. Power comes from a 4500 mAh battery that Vivo says can hit a 67 percent charge in roughly a half hour using what it calls Super FlashCharge technology (44W charger).

In what is becoming more popular for Android flagships released in 2019, Vivo is making available both regular 4G LTE and 5G versions of the Nex 3. Given that Snapdragon 855+ SoC in use, Vivo has opted for the Snapdragon X50 5G modem as well for the Vivo Nex 5G.

The Vivo Nex 3 and Nex 5G will be available starting later this month for an undisclosed price.