Vivo Apex 2020 features a gimbal camera and in-display camera


Vivo is giving us a peek (yet again) at the future of smartphones with its latest concept phone.

The Vivo Apex 2020, which boasts of an edgeless curved display and innovative cameras, was supposed to make its debut at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

The Apex 2020 features a 6.45-inch AMOLED 120-degree FullView Edgeless display. While it follows the same design language as the NEX 3, this concept phone has narrower bezels for a more full-screen experience.

Instead of physical buttons, the Apex 2020 comes with pressure-sensitive virtual buttons.

apex 2020What’s perhaps the most innovative feature of the Apex 2020 is its front-facing camera tech. The phone has a 16MP selfie camera right in its display—that means no punch hole or notch here. Vivo engineered a new pixel and circuit layout and combined this with an algorithm that reduces optical interference, diffraction, and stray flashes, allowing six times more light to reach the front-facing camera’s sensor. The front camera features a 4-in-1 super-pixel photosensitive chip so you can capture clear and bright images.

vivo apex 2020 camera

Meanwhile, on the rear, Vivo debuted a gimbal-stabilized 48MP main camera. The camera promises optical stabilization and reduced blurring caused by shakiness. In addition, the Apex 2020 has what Vivo calls a “continuous optical zoom” lens, which the company says can achieve optical zoom under high magnifications between 5x-7.5x.

Vivo’s new concept phone also features 60W wireless charging, which Vivo says can charge a 2,000mAh battery in 20 minutes.

All this sounds great on paper, but remember: this is a concept phone and Vivo won’t be producing the Apex 2020 for mass production. Well, at least now we know where the company sees the future of phone design going. It may only be a matter of time before we see some of these features trickle down to actual devices.

Vivo Apex 2020 specs

  • 6.45-inch AMOLED 120-degree FullView Edgeless Display
  • Snapdragon 856 with X55 modem
  • 12GB RAM
  • 256GB internal storage
  • Rear camera: 48MP periscope sensor, 5x to 7.5x continuous optical zoom
  • Front camera: 16MP in-display
  • 60W wireless fast charge

Read more: Meet the futuristic button- and port-less Vivo APEX 2019


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