Smartphone Plants A Foot Into The Future

Vivo’s APEX 2019 concept smartphone is the company's first 5G smartphone. The component offers what is described as an ultra-simple and uniquely recognizable design with curved-surface waterdrop glass and no openings, seams or bezels. According to Vivo, APEX 2019 showcases a brand-new minimalist concept that takes smartphone design to a whole new level.

 

APEX 2019 introduces a sleek and truly FullView design that is said to render the bezel extinct. The device eliminates physical buttons by adopting touch-sense technology, which brings together capacitive touch and pressure-sensing. With carefully designed programming logic and software, the pressure sensors can tell if a user is pressing the frame and the capacitive touch can determine its position, providing extra-sensitive accuracy.

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USB ports are replaced by a MagPort, a magnetic power connector that enables both charging and data transfer. This allows for a more streamlined user experience, as well as making the body more compact. APEX 2019 also turns its display into a speaker by using Body SoundCasting technology, transforming the entire APEX 2019 display into a speaker via the screen vibration function, avoiding the need for a speaker grill. 

 

APEX 2019 employs full-display fingerprint scanning technology, with a sensor covering almost the entire display. This enables users to touch almost anywhere on the screen to unlock the device seamlessly.

 

Another feature is the fingerprint light function. When the user's finger is close to the display, the pixels around the touch point will automatically light up as an additional light source to help obtain a clear fingerprint image.

 

A larger sensor also enables more features to bolster security for using apps. When users wake their device from an inactive screen and press on the corresponding app icon to scan their finger, they can unlock and gain direct access to the app so that the experience is faster and more efficient than before.

 

Vivo's first 5G smartphone runs on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 platform with a memory of 12 GB + 256 GB, and is equipped with Jovi AI Assistant, along with many other smart functions. The phone’s 5G mobile network capability enables an enhanced experience for video viewing, cloud gaming, and a variety of other user scenarios.

 

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. This is Vivo's solution to free up space for the 5G modules, making the phone a true unibody 5G phone.

 

APEX 2019 will be showcased at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona at the end of February. More information is available with a visit to Vivo.

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