Vivo Apex 2019 has no ports and a full-screen fingerprint scanner
- Author: Terrell Bush Jan 26, 2019,
Jan 26, 2019, 0:52
Vivo is calling it a "Super Unibody", made of "curved surface waterdrop glass", with extra thickness around the edges to serve as an alternative to the usual metallic mid-frame. The company is all set to take a step forward and launch the Vivo APEX 2019 in China today.
Yes, 2019 is the year of 5G enabled smartphones. There are either notches or punch-hole displays that disrupt the continuity of aesthetically-pleasing phone design, but Vivo appears to have cracked the formula for the most handsome design in its upcoming Apex 2019 smartphone. In the meantime, what are your thoughts on the Apex 2019? Tell us in the comments section below! In other words there's a magnetic pin connector on the back, much like you'd use to connect tablets to keyboard accessories, which can be used for charging and data transfer.
"Body SoundCasting" is a technology that transforms the entire display of the smartphone into a speaker via the screen vibration function, avoiding the need for a speaker grill.
The company states that the fingerprint sensor covers nearly the full display, which will help enable security features for apps. The technology will also be able to detect when there's a finger near the display.
The front of the phone is almost all screen but there is still some bezels around with the chin being the thickest. Powering it is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 paired with a massive 12GB of RAM with 512GB of onboard storage.
Ok, ok, so the big "Concept" in the name lets you know that this thing isn't a total reality just yet.
APEX 2019 has also solved the challenge of limited motherboard space by using a Duplex PCB Design which has increased the available space by 20% to minimize the overall stacking space. Because of Vivo's new design, this phone makes several massive compromises that actually make it an terrible, very bad smartphone. In practice, the motherboard has a "double face" that has allowed Vivo not to have to use any additional module to make possible the coupling of the new generation network. In the future, the deep integration of 5G and AI will become key to the development of the 5G smartphone era. But it was in February 2018, at Mobile World Congress (MWC), that the company revealed its pop-up camera concept Apex device - which appeared as the NEX S a mere four months later! Vivo is present in 18 markets globally and features offline retail stores in over 1,000 cities worldwide.