Earlier this month, Vivo introduced once again a new smartphone that is revolutionary in many ways. Making it special is the pop-up selfie camera that is similar to the Vivo APEX. The Chinese OEM is making a headstart in the floating camera game although we’re not sure if it will get more popular in gadget town. A truly bezel-less phone is still a dream for most phone makers but Vivo is a one step forward. It continues to work on such device and the Vivo NEX is another example.
Curious to know how Vivo assembled the NEX smartphone? MyFixGuide went ahead to do a quick teardown of the device after receiving a unit. To review the specs, Vivo NEX comes equipped with a 6.59-inch OLED screen, 2316 x 1080 FHD+ pixel resolution, 3rd-gen fingerprint scanning tech, 6GB or 8GB of RAM, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 4000mAh battery, 128GB built-in memory, and Funtouch OS on top of Android 8.1 Oreo.
As with most teardowns, remove the SIM card tray first to start the process. For this model, the tray is found at the bottom. You see there is a combination of metal and plastic material. There’s a rubber ring around so we’re assuming it is to prevent vapor or water from entering the phone. Heating up the bottom makes the glueless sticky, therefore, it’s easier to open but still with the help of a knife. You see no screw outside or even inside.
The MyFixGuide team says everything happens just under the screen. The under-display fingerprint sensor here is different from the previous Vivo X21 so we’re guessing this more advanced already. Below it is a camera module with a super short-focus camera and an under-screen light sensor.
You see a three-stage design has been adopted by Vivo: the motherboard is found at the top while the SIM card tray is at the bottom part. To be safe, you may remove the cable of the battery before taking out the other parts. The motherboard has a shield cover that can’t be easily removed.
Inside the Vivo Nex, you can see a Samsung K3UH7H7 8GB LPDDR4 memory chip, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, and a camera with hidden flash and OIS. The battery seems to be fixed on a metal made strong by screws. Remove the screws first before you can take out the batt. The battery is supplied by ALT (not Sony as speculated) and has a 15.4Wh capacity and offers support for 22.5W flash charge technology.
The earphone can be easily removed from the loudspeaker. MyFixGuide can’t tell the supplier of the loudspeaker. Near this area are the data port and microphone as well next to the screen model.
VIVO NEX is special in many ways. The company is said to have applied a number of new technologies so it’s unique and revolutionary–even better than the Vivo APEX. The Chinese OEM is showing that it’s ready to take on new challenges and do anything it can to become more relevant in the business. Looking at the Vivo APEX, Vivo NEX, and the Vivo X20 and X21 UD, we can say Vivo has what it takes to become one of the mobile leaders in the coming years.