The screen of the “smartphone of the future” goes beyond the edge and hides a selfie camera

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Vivo fantasized about how smartphones in the near future will look like. They propose to equip it with a 6.45-inch frameless display, “tucked” over the edges by 120 DEG, and hide a 16-megapixel selfie camera under the panel.

The Apex 2020 screen extends beyond the case much further than the panel of last year’s Nex 3 flagship. The light transmission of the area where the front camera is located was increased by six times, which allowed achieving higher image quality, coupled with software algorithms.

The concept phone does not have any ports, holes, or connectors – it can only be controlled via virtual buttons.

They planned to equip the “Smartphone of the future” with a 48-megapixel sensor with balanced stabilization and the possibility of 5-7.5-fold optical zoom. Thanks to the “periscopic” design, the total thickness of the photomodule is 6.2 mm, which allows it to fit in an 8.8 mm case.

The 48-megapixel lens stabilization system, Vivo says, was inspired by the vision device of chameleons, which individually rotate their eyes to track objects.

The company assured that their technology is 200 times superior to traditional optical stabilization systems, which allows you to record smoother video and increase shutter speed when shooting at night.

In addition, the Apex 2020 provides support for 60 W wireless charging, which fully charges a 2000 mAh battery in 20 minutes. No modern smartphone can charge so fast. Also in stock – the flagship Snapdragon 865 chip, 5G-module, 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal memory.

Apex 2020 was supposed to show visitors Mobile World Congress (MWC). It was planned to open one of the main IT exhibitions of the year on February 24, but subsequently the event was canceled due to an epidemic caused by the outbreak of the coronavirus Covid-19. As a result, Vivo limited themselves to publishing the video on YouTube.

This is the third Vivo concept phone. Almost certainly, this futuristic model will not go on sale, but will serve as the main one for subsequent devices, as it was, for example, with the Vivonex.


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