In September 2019, Vivo had launched the Vivo NEX 3 5G smartphone. Recently, a Vivo phone with model number V1950A had appeared on the database of TENAA with full specifications. The images of the phone that appeared on TENAA revealed that it could be a new version of the Vivo NEX 3 5G. It was found that the phone features the newer Snapdragon 865 mobile platform that carries support for NSA and SA dual-mode 5G networks in the home market. The Chinese firm has officially confirmed today that it will be launching a new phone named Vivo NEX 3S 5G phone on March 10. It seems to be the Snapdragon 865 version of the NEX 3 5G that appeared on TENAA.
The official poster released by the company states that the launch event for Vivo NEX 3S 5G will be held at 2.30pm (local time) on March 10th in China. The company will be broadcasting the launch event online. The poster also teases a notch-less screen that flaunts curved edges.
The specifications of the Vivo NEX 3S 5G (V1950A) are quite similar to last year’s Vivo NEX 3 5G from last year. However, there are couple of key differences between these two devices. The Snapdragon 855+ chipset fueled the NEX 3 5G, but the forthcoming NEX 3S 5G will be driven by the newer Snapdragon 865 SoC. The Vivo NEX 3 5G has a 4,500mAh battery, whereas the NEX 3 5G’s TENAA listing could be coming with a slightly smaller battery. The 3C listing of the Vivo V1950A revealed that it could be coming with a 55W fast charger. The NEX 3 5G came with 44W fast charger.
According to a Chinese tipster, the Vivo NEX 3S 5G will come with LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. He added that the pre-production unit of the smartphone supports 55W charging, but the version that will be hitting the markets will be equipped with a 44W charger. The handset is expected to be priced over RMB 5,000 (~Rs 52,000) in China.
Vivo NEX 3S 5G specifications and features
The TENAA listing of the upcoming Vivo V1950A smartphone revealed that it measures 167.44 x 76.14 x 9.4mm and weighs 219.5 grams. The phone has a 6.89-inch AMOLED display that offers 1,080 x 2,256 pixels full HD+ resolution. The Snapdragon 865 octa-core processor clocked at 2.84GHz powers the device with 8GB of RAM. The phone is expected to release in China in 128GB and 256GB storage choices. The phone will come preloaded with Android 10 and the latest version of FunTouch OS.
The rear shell of the Vivo NEX 3S 5G has a circular camera module that includes a 64-megapixel main camera and two 13-megapixel lenses. It has a pop-up selfie camera of 16-megapixels. The handset does not feature a microSD card slot. The display of the smartphone is integrated with a fingerprint reader. The device is backed by a minimum rated battery of 4,250mAh capacity. Its typical size could be around 4,350mAh.