Vivo has unveiled its new Apex 2020 concept globally via livestream. Previously it was scheduled to be launched at Mobile World Congress 2020. But due to the sudden coronavirus outbreak, the whole event was canceled.
The Vivo Apex 2020 is the third generation of Vivo Apex concept and the company claims that it “builds on the success of its previous generations to feature more cutting-edge technologies.” This is a concept smartphone, which showcases technologies that Vivo might bring in its upcoming devices.
The display is a breath-taking 6.45-inch “FullView Edgeless” display with 120-degree curved edges. The Apex 2020’s screen wraps around the edges making it an eye-pleasing immersive display. Just like last year’s Apex model, the newer iteration has no ports. Instead, it uses virtual buttons.
It also has a 16MP front camera hidden under the display. Vivo claims it has managed to increase the light transmittance of that portion of the screen by six times while relying on algorithmic optimizations to improve image quality. It will be interesting to see the real world review of the under-display camera when it’s made available for tests.
The cameras on the rear are also fascinating. The primary camera is a 48MP with a gimbal-like stabilization mechanism, which Vivo claims - shas a 200% extended angle of stabilizing compared to traditional OIS systems. The sensor will combine pixels for 12MP images.
The Vivo Apex 2020 has a 5x-7.5x Continuous Optical Zoom, which is achieved by a “4-group lens combination.” This makes it the first smartphone to come equipped with a high-magnification continuous zoom.
The concept phone comes with the latest Snapdragon 865 processor, 5G support, a 60W fast charging. As it’s a concept phone it won’t be available for the masses. But we can expect Vivo to bring these features to the consumer phones very soon.
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