Vivo trademarks names for rollable, slideable and foldable NEX phones

Ro, 26 June 2021

Phones with bendable displays are all the craze lately and it's no surprise that major manufacturers are jumping on the bandwagon. Even vivo plans to release a foldable handset until the end of this year, or at least that's what some reports are saying. The latest evidence comes from the Chinese trademark office.

vivo trademarks names for rollable, slideable and foldable NEX phones

On May 24, vivo has trademarked not one but three NEX devices - NEX Slide, NEX Fold and NEX Roll. Their names are pretty self-explanatory, but the new bit is that the new form factor handsets will exist under the NEX branding.

Which in turn makes sense given the history of the NEX lineup. Vivo has used the latter to release experimental smartphones with unusual form factors. Sadly, there's not much to it than just the names, so we would have to wait before we get a look at the specs or design of any of the phones above.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 27 Jun 2021
  • gm%

Nobody wants an alternative to iPhone. It's literally only 200 million iOS based devices compared to Android quietly ruling at 1.2 billion

Comparing audio/camera beast vs. foldable, sony still wins for me, since vivo went the ''popular?'' way, which is in no way more useful being a downgrade...

  • AnonD-929413
  • 27 Jun 2021
  • mZa

I was in the running for a new phone and my first choice was a Vivo phone. Whatever the news is around Vivo, I totally lost my interest in this brand as long you can't buy the phones in Europe..... The nearest shop in Amsterdam is the one in Mo...

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