Chinese tech giant Vivo has unveiled the third generation of its APEX concept smartphone – APEX 2020. The APEX 2020 concept phone was planned to be launched at the Mobile World Congress 2020, but now as the show stands cancelled, the company is telling about it in a press release. Pity.
The most promising feature of the APEX 2020 is its 120 degree FullView edgeless display that looks much more appealing than the last year’s APEX concept phone. While the ‘waterfall display’ looked dramatic in with its 88-degree curves in the APEX 2019, but the Apex 2020’s screen wraps even further around the edges. The APEX 2020 has a super unibody design with no openings and no notch. There is an in-display camera and the phone is armed with Wireless Super FlashCharge rated at 60W.
The company has also added a gimbal-like structure into APEX 2020’s main camera, which is equipped with a 5x-7.5x continuous optical zoom. For a high aesthetic and practical considerations, physical buttons are replaced by a virtual pressure-sensing button.
Vivo says that through innovation in screen pixel layout and circuit design, they were able to successfully increase the light transmittance of the screen right above the front camera to almost 6 times as compared to the other part of the screen, and have effectively reduced optical interference, diffraction and stray flashes through a series of algorithm optimisations to increase the photography quality in the APEX 2020.
The APEX 2020 comes with a ‘4-group lens combination’ with two groups fixed and two groups movable, which achieves high-magnification continuous zoom and real-time focus at one time. And thanks to the support of a periscope structure, the entire module is only 6.2 mm thick, therefore, making it possible for this professional-grade lens to be incorporated into the APEX’s ultra-thin body.
The Wireless Super FlashCharge 60W can recharge a handset with a 2,000mAh battery in only 20 minutes, the company claims.