Being able to swipe down on the rear fingerprint sensor was a great way to quickly access your notifications without having to reach up to the top of your phone, but that's not possible with in-display sensors.
Vivo has launched the first phone with a dual front retractable camera module. There are two sensors at the front — a 32MP joined by an 8MP wide-angle lens — and four cameras around the back. You also get decent hardware and a massive 4100mAh battery.
Vivo's NEX 3 has a 6.89-inch OLED Waterfall FullView display that curves along the edges, leading to a 99.6% screen-to-body ratio. The phone has the latest internal hardware available today, and a 64MP camera at the back.
The U.S. may be the world's largest smartphone market, but it's not the most exciting. With Chinese brands effectively ignoring the country, customers are missing out on some of the latest innovations in phone design.
The Vivo X21 is one of the best phones the company has launched to date. The in-display scanner isn't quite as fast as fingerprint readers available today — but it is a novel feature, and one that isn't available on most phones in this category.
Some have dismissed these movable structures for hiding cameras as a fad and poor attempt at being innovative. I see it somewhat more pragmatically — this is a necessary development to give customers everything they want.