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Vivo NEX 3S 5G announced with Snapdragon 865 SoC, 12GB LPDDR5 RAM, and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage

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Vivo NEX 3S 5G

Vivo has just announced a successor to the Vivo NEX 3 5G. The new device, Vivo NEX 3S 5G, is basically just a minor refresh of the NEX 3 5G. Even from the name, one can deduce that the differences are cosmetic.

Vivo NEX 3S 5G Specifications and Features

The Vivo NEX 3S 5G sports the same 6.89-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED display that the NEX 3 5G does. However, it supports HDR10+ instead of just HDR10 that the older device does.

In the camera department, the two phones also have quite similar specs. We see a triple-camera setup with a 64MP main shooter, a 13MP ultrawide camera, and a 13MP telephoto lens. A motorized pop-up unit houses the 16MP selfie camera along with an LED flash.

Vivo NEX 3S 5G pop-up camera

However, under the hood, we see an upgrade in the Vivo NEX 3S 5G. The device uses the Snapdragon 865 chipset, using the 5G-capable Snapdragon X55 modem supporting NSA + SA. In addition, the device offers increased memory and storage speeds.

The Vivo NEX 3S 5G uses LPDDR5 memory instead of the LPDDR4X. This offers a 29% increase in bandwidth. It has RAM options of 8GB and 12GB. Also, it uses UFS 3.1 storage of 256GB. The UFS 3.1 storage offers better performance than the UFS 3.0 that is currently seen on many smartphones.

The Vivo NEX 3S 5G is powered by a 4,500mAh battery with support for Vivo’s 44W fast charging technology.

Vivo NEX 3S 5G charging

Vivo NEX 3S 5G Price and Availability

The Vivo NEX 3S 5G has a starting price of CNY 4,998 (approximately $720) for the 8GB/256GB version in China. The 12GB+256GB version goes for CNY 5,298 (approximately $760). Both variants of the device will be available from March 14.

Author: Vincent Abolarin

Vincent is an Electrical Engineer and smartphone enthusiast. Anything about smartphones, count him in!

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