A new Vivo smartphone with the model number V2323A-CN has passed the certification of China Compulsory Certification (CCC or 3C) on May 31. Dubbed as the Vivo NEX, three variants of the smartphone have been listed on the 3C certification website namely Vivo NEX, Vivo NEX A, and Vivo NEX S.
From the listing, the NEX A and the NEX S carry support for 5V/2A, 9V/2A, and 10V/2.25A which means it will support Fast Charging through a USB Type-C port. The list does not reveal much more information about the smartphones, but according to speculations, the NEX smartphone will be available in two chipsets.
Vivo NEX Certified by 3C in Three Variants; Photo: CCC via DealNTech
The base model will like to sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset coupled with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB of storage while the top will be powered by a Qualcomm 845 chipset with 8 GB RAM and 256 GB internal specs. The design of the smartphone’s variants is also rumoured to be different featuring a selfie camera on the bottom bezel like the Xiaomi Mi Mix series smartphones while the top variant will feature a pop-up selfie camera. So either of these smartphones is likely to be the Vivo NEX A or the NEX S. They will run on company’s own Funtouch OS 4.0 built on top of Android 8.1 Oreo.
Now earlier this year Vivo unveiled a full-screen concept smartphone called APEX in MWC 2018 event which came with a stunning 91% screen-to-body ratio and an under-display fingerprint sensor. Rumours point out that this is the same smartphone that will be rebranded as the Vivo NEX. Their name also sounds similar, but this may be just a coincidence. As for the pricing, the speculated prices are 4,998 Yuan (Rs 52,000 approx) and 6,998 Yuan (Rs 73,000 approx) for the 6GB and 8GB variants respectively competing against the flagships in this range. It is scheduled to launch at a launch event in Shanghai on June 12.