Vivo Nex 3s 5gSource: Vivo

What you need to know

  • Vivo today unveiled its latest flagship smartphone at an event held in China.
  • The new NEX 3S 5G is the successor to last year's NEX 3 and runs on a Snapdragon 865 processor.
  • It also has a 6.89-inch waterfall screen, 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage.

Vivo today announced its first Snapdragon 865-powered flagship phone, the NEX 3S 5G. As you may have guessed by the phone's name already, the NEX 3S 5G is a minor upgrade over the NEX 3 5G that the company had launched in September last year.

The new NEX 3S 5G has the same 6.89-inch FHD+ waterfall display as its predecessor, with a claimed screen-to-body ratio of 99.6%. While hasn't made any major changes to the phone's design and display, its internals have been updated. Instead of a Snapdragon 855 Plus, the new NEX 3S 5G runs on a liquid-cooled Snapdragon 865 processor, paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 512GB UFS 3.1 storage.

Vivo Nex 3s 5gSource: Vivo

At the back of the phone is a familiar triple-camera setup with a 64MP primary sensor, 13MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 13MP telephoto lens featuring 2x optical zoom. For selfies, the phone has a 16MP pop-up camera. Some of the other major highlights include a 4,500mAh battery with 44W fast charging, an AK4377A Hi-Fi DAC, Wi-Fi 6 support, and an optical in-display fingerprint sensor. On the software front, the Vivo NEX 3S 5G runs Android 10 with the company's custom Funtouch OS 10 on top.

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The NEX 3S 5G will be going on sale in China starting March 14. Vivo has priced the 8GB/256GB version of the phone at 4,998 yuan ($719), while the 12GB/512GB version is priced at 5,298 yuan ($762). There is no word on the phone's global availability yet.

Vivo NEX 3 5G

The NEX 3 5G is a fantastic all-screen flagship phone that offers impressive hardware, excellent battery life, and 5G connectivity.

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