For a while now we’ve been hearing rumors about vivo resurrecting its NEX family of bleeding edge high-end devices, and naturally we assumed the next in line would be called NEX 5 (since BBK companies have an aversion for the number 4, and the last NEXes were the NEX 3 and NEX 3S). According to some new speculation out of China, however, it seems like the device in question won’t be called NEX 5, instead going by vivo X Note.
Whether that means it will have a built-in stylus, or at least stylus support, remains to be seen. The alleged model number for this device is V2170A, which has recently been certified for sale by Chinese authorities. Intriguingly enough, the vivo X Note name may be used only in China, as rumor has it that a variation of this device will be launching as the vivo NEX 10 Pro.
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The vivo X Note has the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC at the helm, a 7-inch QHD+ 120 Hz AMOLED screen made by Samsung, a quad rear camera setup (50 MP Samsung GN1 main + 48 MP Sony IMX598 + 12 MP Sony IMX663 + 8 MP Omnivision OV08A10 5x telephoto), a 5,000 mAh battery with support for 80W fast charging, and a weight of 221g. Its dimensions are 168 x 76.5 x 9.2 mm.