Curved glass on its own is nothing new to smartphones so it seems from the first image that the Vivo NEX 3 will have a completely unobstructed display, hence the water drop splash to suggest it’s a slick body of water (gosh we hate marketing).

Let’s escape Vivo’s water metaphor and think about a smartphone display with no notch, cut out or even camera. Again, nothing new considering the influx of phones with pop up cameras like the OnePlus 7 Pro and Vivo’s own original NEX.

More interesting is the angle of the curved glass, which you can see in the below photo also posted on Weibo by Vivo that is much more angled than we are used to. When viewed from the front it will have no bezels.

This will make the phone hard to hold no doubt but given the weird NEX Dual Display that we didn’t think much of, the NEX 3 is shaping up to be a more conventional but potentially more usable smartphone.