“The NEX S is expected to be a more affordable variant of the NEX smartphone”
Vivo recently confirmed that it will be launching the highly-anticipated NEX smartphone at an event in Shanghai on June 12th. The Vivo NEX is expected to be the commercial variant of the bezel-free Vivo APEX smartphone concept, which was unveiled at MWC this year. Most recently, a report had suggested that the Vivo NEX could come in two SoC variants – one with a Snapdragon 845 processor and the other with a Snapdragon 710 SoC. Now, just a couple of weeks ahead of the launch, the alleged Vivo NEX S has been spotted on the Chinese certification agency TENAA’s website.
The Vivo NEX S spotted on TENAA could be the Snapdragon 710 SoC-powered variant of the Vivo NEX. The listing on certification agency’s website doesn’t reveal anything else, apart from confirming that it will be a dual-SIM offering, and will be powered by Android (version unknown).
The purported Vivo NEX S was recently spotted on the benchmarking website Geekbench. The listing on the site indicated that the phone could have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, aided by 4GB of RAM. Unfortunately, no other specifications of the affordable variant of the Vivo NEX are available at the moment.
If the earlier reports are to be believed, the Vivo NEX with Snapdragon 845 SoC could be priced at RMB 6,998 (~Rs 73,000), while its Snapdragon 710 processor-fuelled version is said to be available for RMB 4,998 (~Rs 52,000). We should have official details rather soon, so stay tuned.