Vivo’s new Apex zero-port concept phone packs in-display selfie lens and 60W wireless charging

Immediately after delaying the launch that would have transpired through the cancelled MWC 2020, Vivo Apex 2020 has eventually been uncovered to the world. As a principle phone, it has a whole lot of fascinating functions that could (and must) make it into the mainstream.

Some of these are nonetheless a little bit radical – like a zero-port unibody structure that implies you are going to have to rely on wireless charging. Nonetheless Vivo is professing the Apex 2020 will be capable of an astonishing 60W wireless charging, which would much surpass the latest 10W optimum discovered in some flagships.

Other developments are extra universally captivating, like a 16MP entrance-facing digicam situated in the major display – no notch, no punch-gap vital. This is possible thanks to innovations in monitor pixel format and circuit structure, for every Vivo’s push release.

The rear digicam contains a 5x-7.5x constant optical zoom on the Apex 2020’s rear digicam, which seems like it could press past the 5x optical telephoto lenses on the Huawei P30 Pro and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra. Which is fascinating enough, but the major lens also functions a ‘gimbal-like structure’ for optical stabilization which is exceptional to an OIS set up, Vivo claims in a push release.

Vivo Apex 2020 is mostly, but not fully, rosy

There are some compromises, of program. The Apex 2020 has a little 2,000mAh battery, creating that 60W wireless charging a standard requirement, not a reward. No ports most likely implies no SIM or microSD storage expansion, either. 

Not that we’ll get a possibility to exam this out in the genuine world. Like the aptly-named OnePlus Strategy One particular, we doubt the Vivo Apex 2020 will at any time strike the marketplace as a consumer-captivating product. But we anticipate to see its innovations down the street in some capacity – if not in Vivo handsets, then in devices manufactured by phonemakers seeking towards the long run.