I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but Vivo and Oppo have been innovating quite a bit over the past years, even if covertly. Vivo came up with the first pop up selfie camera phone, the first fingerprint scanner in the screen and Oppo invented the Super VOOC charging and 10x hybrid zoom. Now there’s a new Vivo NEX concept out on Behance, courtesy of the designer I-Nung Huang.
Following the buttonless Vivo NEX concept phone, we now come across a device that takes modularity to a new level. It doesn’t have a name yet, but I’d see it part of the Apex or Nex series. It comes with a wide fromat, the typical glass and metal sandwich and an in display fingerprint scanner. The square back camera feels like the Huawei Mate 20 Pro, but with a twist: it can detach.
The facade is a slab of glass curved on the sides, imersive and edge to edge. The main camera module can be detached and somehow placed on the front to be used as a selfie shooter. Also, the camera works by itself, remotely, even away from the phone. A magnet makes it adhere to the handset and attach to the screen.
I see there’s also a special phone case that triggers a similar flippable mechanism as the one from the ASUS ZenFone 6. It can rotate at 180 degree and lets the user take a selfie using all the 3 cameras. Other applications are shown, like AR games, map navigation and more.