15 February 2019
While most of the global OEMs prefer to play it safe, Chinese smartphone makers have a knack for going beyond standard expectations. Vivo is one such Chinese brand which started the year by announcing NEX, a smartphone with a pop-up selfie camera. It followed the device with the NEX Dual Display Edition which is one of the select smartphones in the world with dual displays. And if you were wondering how did Vivo achieve that, here is a teardown video for you to get some answers.
The Vivo NEX Dual has received teardown treatment through the hands of well-known YouTuber Zack Nelson from JerryRigEverything YouTube channel. In his video, he has referred to the whole process as complicated which becomes evident as the video plays. The first step is to figure out from what side the phone will open up which is confusing considering the phone has dual displays. In his first attempt, Nelson ended up damaging the phone's bottom bezel slightly but eventually, he figured it out.
Once the phone opened up, it was discovered that Vivo has affixed all of its internals to the front display panel. There is a single ribbon that connects the secondary display with the motherboard. There are a lot of screws that keep all the internals intact in their respective position. One interesting thing discovered during the teardown is that Vivo has not made use of thermal paste or any other cooling method. It means if the device starts to get heated up, there is nothing in place to bring down the temperature.
For a detailed look at the Vivo NEX Dual's internals and how everything works, here is the complete teardown video: