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Vivo APEX 2020 with in-display camera and 60W wireless charging unveiled

Due to the cancelation of MWC 2020 over the Corona Virus outbreak Vivo has unveiled its next generation of APEX smartphone dubbed as the Vivo APEX 2020 online. The smartphone has a 120-degree water-fall display, in-display camera, and hole-less as well as button-less body design as some of the defining features.

For the uninitiated, Vivo’s APEX series is dedicated to cutting-edge mobile technology innovations. The first APEX smartphone ushered in the pop-up selfie camera and in-display fingerprint scanner trend while last year the company has shown off truly a button-less and hole-less Vivo APEX 2019.

The new Vivo APEX 2020 retains that button-less and port-less design but takes a radical leap by including a selfie camera embedded right into the display, thus eliminating the notch, cutout, or even the pop-up slider.

Due to port-less design, the smartphone hinges on 60W Super FlashCharge wireless charging claimed to charge 100mAh battery capacity in every single minute. The company hasn’t revealed the actual battery size, however.


The Vivo APEX 2020 features a 6.45-inch full HD+ (2,330x1080p) FullView Edgeless display and is driven by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC with 5G connectivity. The SoC is mated to Adreno 650 GPU, 12GB RAM, and 256GB built-in storage. So far as the software aspect is concerned, the Vivo APEX 2020 boots Android 10.

Regarding cameras, the smartphone has a 16MP selfie lens integrated into the display equipped with pixel-binning technique and software algorithms for better image processing.

The back is graced by two cameras that include a 48MP gimble-stabilizing primary camera that is touted to be providing a 200 percent extended angle of stabilization compared to regular OIS. The other one is a 16MP periscope camera with 5x to 7.5x optical zoom. The periscopic module is quite sophisticated with two fixed lenses and two moving lenses.

The Vivo APEX 2020 doesn’t come with a traditional loudspeaker; rather it employs Screen SoundCasting technology in which sound is produced from the display itself.

All said and done, the Vivo APEX 2020 doesn’t seem to be landing in the market in its present form as it is a concept phone. Nevertheless, we can expect a few of its path-breaking features finding a place in the upcoming flagships from Vivo in the second quarter of 2020 or sooner.

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