Oh God, Now Vivo Has a Zero Port Phone On the Way

Vivo Apex 2019 concept render

Vivo Apex 2019 concept render

"With the goal of enhanced usability and simplicity at the core, Apex 2019 offers consumers a glimpse into the future of smartphone design and development".

The Vivo Apex 2019, as the company has chose to name it in order to differentiate it from the Apex prototype showed off in February past year, comes with quite a few interesting features. The company has also confirmed that the Apex 2019 is its first 5G smartphone. The device successfully delivers an unconventional smartphone experience by completely removing physical buttons - instead adopting Touch Sense technology, which brings together capacitive touch and pressure-sensing. It does not have a USB port, instead, it relies on a magnetic port that connects to the bottom part of the back cover for charging and data transfer. All in all the Vivo phone is said to look more like a metallic pebble. Besides the practically non-existent bezels, Vivo Apex 2019 also doesn't have a charging port, ear piece, speaker grills, or any other openings, seams, or any hard edges for that matter.

Vivo's Apex 2019 also introduces full-display fingerprint scanning, which means users should be able to unlock their device by tapping nearly anywhere on the screen.

A larger sensor also enables more features to bolster security for using apps. The in-display fingerprint sensor uses the entire display and supports two finger unlock as the OPPO solution does (no surprise there- they are sister companies).

In terms of the specs, the Apex 2019 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, along with a huge 12GB of RAM and 256GB of inbuilt storage. And if the Apex 2019 Concept is anything to go by then, well, these technologies are streets ahead, so it may well succeed.

Continuing the future theme, the Apex 2019 Concept embodies all the components to be 5G ready, for the fastest streaming speeds available (in the right areas anyway). According to the company, it was able to adapt all the required 5G modules using a duplex PCB design that saved it 20% of space.

What are your thoughts about the new Vivo smartphone?

APEX 2019 will be showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona at the end of February and visitors to the event will have the opportunity to enjoy a first-hand viewing.

In-display fingerprint scanners may not yet be the norm on the majority of phones, but Vivo is already making the next step in this field. Vivo is devoted to forming a vibrant mobile internet ecosystem, and now owns and operates an extensive network of research operations, with R&D centers in the US (San Diego) and China (Dongguan, Shenzhen, Nanjing, Beijing and Hangzhou).

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