What you need to know

  • Vivo has released a new promo video on Weibo, teasing its upcoming Nex phone.
  • The phone will come with "waterfall" curved glass on the front and a circular camera bump on the back.
  • Vivo is expected to take the wraps off the Nex 3 5G in China next month.

Vivo has started teasing the launch of its next flagship phone, which is expected to be called the Nex 3. The company today released a teaser video (via The Verge) for the phone on Chinese microblogging site Weibo, giving us an early look at some of its key design highlights.

Vivo Nex 3 will come equipped with a "waterfall" display with extreme curves around the edges. On the back of the phone will be a circular camera bump housing a total of three camera sensors. If leaker Ice Universe is to be believed, the upcoming Vivo flagship will have a near 100% screen-to-body ratio.

In addition to the extreme curved edges and a circular camera module, the video also shows the phone's pop-up selfie camera. While the mechanism appears similar to the original Nex, the pop-up camera itself appears to be significantly larger in terms of size.

As confirmed by Vivo earlier this year, the Nex 3 will likely have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset under the hood. The company has also confirmed the phone will have 5G connectivity. Sadly, the rest of the phone's tech specs remain a mystery at this point.

Vivo's sister brand OPPO will also introduce a phone with a waterfall screen this year. A prototype waterfall screen phone was showcased by OPPO last month, featuring curved edges that extended all the way around the device's mid-frame, just like the Nex 3. While OPPO hasn't announced exactly when its next flagship phone will be released, Vivo's Nex 3 is slated to be launched in China sometime next month.

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