Earlier, all that we knew about the Chinese smartphone maker Vivo’s much-awaited bezel-less display smartphone was that it will be launched at an event in Shanghai scheduled for June 12. However, recent reports have just revealed the name of Vivo Apex concept phone, which is Vivo Nex. The reports came after the company released a new poster on Chinese microblogging site Weibo to confirm that its new flagship will be dubbed as Vivo Nex and its launch date.

According to reports, the company was working on the rebranding of the phone. Coming to the key highlights of the Vivo Nex, it includes a 91% screen-to-body ratio, half-screen fingerprinting scanning tech, and an elevating (or pop-up) selfie camera. At MWC 2018, the phone was first introduced as an Apex concept phone, and was formally announced in March this year. Weibo also confirmed that the handset will come with a breakthrough technology will have multiple advanced features, a few of them defined above.

According to reports in GSMArena, a Weibo user posted some images allegedly from a retail store in China, where the smartphone variant powered by Snapdragon 845 cost as much as Rs 73, 200. However, the image with price seems to have been removed from the site.

There are also reports that a cheaper variant will also be available. Apparently, Vivo may launch two variants of the Nex smartphone. The premium variant will have the pop-up front camera on top, will be powered by the latest Snapdragon 845 processor paired with 8GB RAM and 256GB inbuilt storage, priced at CNY 4,999 (roughly Rs. 52,600).

The other will be powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor paired with 6GB RAM, 128GB internal storage, and have no pop-up camera. Instead, it will have the selfie lens embedded in the bottom chin. It is said to be priced at CNY 3,798 (roughly Rs. 40,000).

There are not many details that have been made public by the company, but reports have claimed that it will have a 5.99-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio. It also has a hidden 8-megapixel selfie camera that will come out from the body in just 0.8 seconds.

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