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Vivo shows its APEX 2020 concept in more detail

by on28 February 2020

With 6.45-inch FullView screen and more

Although it failed to be the star of the MWC 2020 show in Barcelona due to Coronavirus, the vivo APEX 2020 concept phone has just been described in detail and it shows in which direction vivo is heading with its future smartphones.

The video released by vivo gives a few more details about the concept smartphone and although some details were already seen on the banners around the MWC 2020 show, we now get to see them in action.

Qualcomm has already confirmed that the Snapdragon 865 5G SoC is the heart of the vivo APEX 2020 concept, so there are no surprises there.

What should turn heads is the 6.45-inch 2330x1080 resolution FullView display, which means it has no punch-holes or notches, and just a thin top and bottom bezel, since the sides are 120-degree curved screen. The front camera is behind the screen and it features pressure-sensitive capacitive buttons.

Another big novelty is the rear camera system, which has a main 48-megapixel sensor mounted on a gimbal-like mechanism for stabilization, which should be much better than OIS, according to vivo. The system also includes a 16-megapixel sensor behind both fixed and moving lenses that can zoom from 5x to 7.5x.

The vivo APEX 2020 concept phone has no ports, and it solely relies on wireless charging. In order to keep up with wired charging, vivo is using Super FlashCharge 60W, a high power wireless charging that can charge 2,000mAh in 20 minutes.

Following the same design without any openings or ports, it does not feature a speaker, but rather 3rd gen Screen SoundCasting technology.

While it is highly unlikely that vivo APEX 2020 concept smartphone will be on retail/e-tail shelves anytime soon, it does show the path that vivo is taking for its future smartphones, and whether it is a FullView screen design, gimbal-style camera system with periscope zoom, or lack of ports, we certainly like the idea behind it.


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