Vivo NEX 3S 5G with Snapdragon 865 and a 6.89-inch waterfall display goes official

On: March 11, 2020

Last September, Vivo had launched the Vivo NEX 3 and NEX 3 5G smartphones. The Chinese brand has now unveiled its successor called NEX 3S 5G. Prior to launch, the smartphone was spotted on the Google Play Console listingThe latest offering arrives with significant upgrades compared to its predecessor. However, it also retains a few features like waterfall display, button-less design and a circular camera module. Let’s take a detailed look at the NEX 3S 5G below:

Vivo NEX 3S 5G specifications:

Beginning with the display, the Vivo NEX 3S 5G sports a curved S-AMOLED screen measuring 6.89-inches. It offers a full HD+ resolution along with an immersive 99.6 percent screen-to-body ratio and HDR10+ support. The device comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner. Like its predecessor, the NEX 3S 5G feature TouchSense pressure-sensitive buttons for controlling volume and power since there are no physical buttons. Design-wise, the smartphone flaunts a combination of glass and metal chassis. There is a pop-up camera module housing a selfie snapper and LED flash. 

On the imaging front, the Vivo NEX 3S 5G is equipped with the triple rear camera setup. The module consists of a 64MP Samsung GW1 main sensor accompanied by a 12MP super-wide-angle lens and a 13MP telephoto shooter. The camera setup offers features like 2x optical zoom and 20x digital zoom, hyper-HDR, EIS video stabilisation, 4K and slow-mo video recording. On the front, the elevating camera module features a 16MP lens for selfies and video calling. 

The Vivo NEX 3S 5G is powered by the flagship Snapdragon 865 processor coupled with an integrated X55 modem. The smartphone is available in two RAM and storage configurations of 8GB+256GB and 12GB+256GB. The device makes use of the latest LPDDR5 RAM technology and UFS 3.1 storage for much better performance. The NEX 3S 5G runs on the latest  Android 10 OS with FunTouch OS on the top. A 4,500mAh battery unit fitted inside with 44W fast charging completes the spec sheet. 

Connectivity-wise, the NEX 3S 5G supports SA+NSA dual-mode 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C port and 3.5mm headphone jack. 

Vivo NEX 3S 5G pricing & availability:

The base variant i.e. 8GB+256GB of Vivo NEX 3S 5G is priced at RMB 4,998 (~Rs 53,091). The 12GB+256GB model retails at RMB 5,298 (~Rs 56,280). The smartphone is offered in Blue, Black and Orange colours. It will go on sale from March 14 in China. There is no word regarding international availability at the moment. 

Viraj Gawde

Viraj loves being in the creative field. Being a tech guy and resident tech advisor for his friends and family, his interest lies in smartphones, laptops and cameras. Passionate about creating art, his forte lies in photography. In his downtime, he loves gaming on his self-built rig and supporting FC Barcelona.