From past few years, phone manufacturers are racing towards a true bezel-less phone by decreasing the size of bezel and increasing the size of screen. This trend was first started by the phone named Sharp Aqueous Crystal . Followed by Xiomi Mi Mix and other various Chinese manufactures. But they were not truly bezel-less as they contained a large chin. Then the trend passed towards a notch on the screen with decreased notch size which was first introduced by Essential Phone and the trend took pickup after apple introduced their flagship IPhone X which housed some functional units but this notch trend lit fire on the smartphone industry as every next phone after that came with a notch especially Chinese manufactures. Even the budget flagship phone manufacturer OnePlus could not get away from this trend as they introduced their latest flagship OnePlus 6 with a notch.
VIVO a china based company and a worldwide distributor of smartphones also couldn’t get away from the notch trend as they introduced phones like VIVO V9 with notch. But taking a step up from the game they teased their true bezel-less concept phone on CES 2018. Taking the concept in mind VIVO has recently launched their flagship for 2018 named VIVO NEX which is a closed to a true bezel-less smartphone with 91.24% screen-to-body ratio. Not only the screen but the phone comes with top of the line specs with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, 4000mah battery, USB type C, onscreen fingerprint scanner, 256 GB of storage, and more. The phone does not have an earpiece instead it uses the whole screen as a speaker as it uses Vivo’s glass-vibrating “screen sound casting technology”. And also the front selfie camera is housed inside the phone’s body and comes out from the top of the phone with the help of motorized system when summoned from the camera app. There is also a cheaper version of this phone with Snapdragon 710, 6GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage for those who wants to take a peek at the technology but have setback due to their pocket size.
The Vivo NEX can be considered as the next generation of smartphone trend in which various manufactures will race to provide the best they have. Currently the phone is only available in china and is priced as 4,998 yuan( 84555.11 NPR ). Let’s see what the future holds for smartphone technology and how well this trend will hold up.