Jan 24th, 2019

Vivo might not necessarily be a brand of smartphone that you think of when you want to buy an Android phone, but you might want to rethink that. The company has recently taken the wraps off their latest smartphone concept dubbed the Apex 5G. If you’re wondering why the name sounds familiar, it is because back in 2018 the company launched the Apex smartphone concept, so this seems to be the follow up to that.

Based on its design, it is in line with some of the earlier leaks in which the phone is sporting some serious curves. The use of a shiny material makes it looks spaceship-like in nature. Some of the renders even suggest that the material used can actually repel water. What’s interesting is that the phone also does not seem to be sporting any kind of notch or a hole-in display, and similar to the recently announced Meizu Zero, the phone has done away with any and all buttons and ports.

Vivo is also boasting that this phone will use a full-display fingerprint scanner, which means that you could put your finger anywhere on the screen and you should be authenticated. This is a massive step up to what Xiaomi had previously shared where they stated that they were working on a larger in-display fingerprint scanner.

Other specs of the Vivo Apex 5G include the use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, 12GB of RAM, 512GB of storage, a 12MP + 13MP dual camera setup on the back, and as its name implies, yes, there will be support for 5G. The phone is currently a concept which means these specs might not necessarily make the final cut, presumably depending on how much it would cost, but we are definitely interested from a design standpoint.

Source: Engadget

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