Vivo Launches New Dual Display NEX Phone

On Dec. 11, Vivo launched the new dual-display NEX phone in Shanghai. The main feature is the additional screen on the phone’s back.

dual-display NEX phone (Source: vivo weibo)

According to Vivo, the dual-display NEX phone is innovative in its industrial design, using the “combination of virtual and reality” to integrate camera settings, screen, lenses, lunar ring lights and other features in a limited space. The 16 RGB mini-lights hidden beneath the “lunar ring” match the OLED screen. The phone comes in two colors: ice blue and star purple.

dual-display NEX phone with lunar ring (Source: vivo weibo)
dual-display NEX phone with triple camera selfie (Source: vivo weibo)

The Vivo NEX dual screen adopts the Snapdragon 845 chipset, with a standard of 10 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The front is a 6.39-inch ultra full-view display, with a 5.49-inch lunar ring display on its back. As for camera setup, it has three cameras, with a 12 MP major camera that supports four-axis Optical Image Stabilization (OIS), and another camera with Time of Flight (ToF) functions. ToF is used for measuring distances and unlocking the phone. It also supports facial recognition payment and fifth generation in-display fingerprint recognition. The battery capacity has been reduced to 3500 mAh from 4000 mAh.

dual-display NEX phone with TOF 3D face snaping (Source: vivo weibo)

In terms of functions, the new phone supports dual display multitasking, with different interfaces on the front and back, which largely elevates the user experience and efficiency. Users can enjoy mobile reading while conducting mobile payment.

dual-display NEX phone with magic case (Source: vivo weibo)

According to the Verge, the dual screens could be especially useful in scenarios where the rear touch pad is used for gaming.

The dual-display Vivo NEX will be on sale from December 29, at the price of 4998 yuan ($725).

Featured image source: vivo weibo.