From past few years, Chinese smartphones are bringing more innovative smartphones rather than brands like Samsung and Apple. Xiaomi bought bezel less concept with Mi Mix, Vivo bought in-display fingerprint sensor with Vivo X20 Plus, and just yesterday Meizu unveiled first smartphone with no hole design. Now today, Vivo also unveiled APEX 2019 smartphone which has no hole design. So let’s have a look..
Starting with the design itself, this Vivo APEX 2019 has a no hole design. It means this smartphone has no hole, whether it is charging port, speaker grill, or earpiece. Also the front is pure display, no notch or front camera hole. Regarding front camera, Vivo decided to omit additional front camera as they want us to focus on other innovative features. And there’s not much complain on this because Vivo is not going to launch this smartphone in market, it’s just a concept smartphone as of now. There are magnetic pins named as MagPort, to connect magnetic charger instead of regular port based charger.
For speakers, Vivo decided to go through Xiaomi’s way by giving piezoelectric transducer to produce sound. This is indeed no button smartphone as well, because Vivo didn’t used any button on this APEX 2019. Instead there will be pressure sensitive sensors which can be used as volume buttons and power button. Lastly, this is the first smartphone which comes with full in-display fingerprint sensor. Which means the fingerprint sensor will work anywhere on the display, not just the bottom part.
Talking about the specification also, this phone is a beast. It sports a 6.3 inch AMOLED display with no bezels and very minimal bezels. The display resolution is not revealed yet. This Vivo APEX 2019 has with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 processor. It comes with 256GB and 521GB storage options and 12GB of RAM. Regarding camera, it has dual camera setup of 12MP + 13MP sensors along with LED flash. No optic details as of now. Also don’t have any information about it’s software and battery capacity as well.
Connectivity wise this Vivo APEX 2019 is first Vivo smartphone to have 5G support. This phone has full fledged 5G supported modems. Vivo official said that they have used stacking technology to make enough space for 5G modem without compromising on the design.
So that’s all the information we have as of now. This smartphone is a design and innovation beast but it has some missing areas as well. Like we don’t know what Vivo will do for front camera without compromising the design. And how fast the magnetic charging system can charge this phone as compared to Qualcomm Quick Charge and other fast charging technologies. Also what Vivo will do for earphone connectivity ? A magnetic connector earphone ?
We might get the answers at Vivo’s event at MWC, because Vivo will showcase the complete package at MWC. Now what are your thoughts on this smartphone ? Let us know in the comment section below. Also stay tuned with us for more information.