Vivo today announced the launch of new APEX 2019 concept smartphone at an event held in Beijing China. It is Vivo’s first 5G smartphone offers an ultra-simple design with Curved-Surface Waterdrop Glass and no openings, seams or bezels for simpler user experience. Physical buttons such as Power, Volume rockers are replaced by Touch Sense technology 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.

The USB ports are replaced by a MagPort, a magnetic power connector that enables both charging and data transfer. Furthermore, Vivo has also replaced the speaker grill with SoundCasting technology that turns the display into a speaker by using Body transforming the entire APEX 2019 display into a speaker via the screen vibration function, avoiding the need for a speaker grill. 

Another key highlight of Vivo Apex 2019 is the Full-Display Fingerprint Scanning technology that covers almost the entire display. This enables users to touch almost anywhere on the screen to unlock the device. It also supports Vivo’s Fingerprint Light function – when the user’s finger is close to the display, the pixels around the touch point will light up automatically as an additional light source to help obtain a clear fingerprint image. Furthermore, when users wake their device from an inactive screen and press on the corresponding app icon to scan their finger, they will get direct access to the app.

The Vivo Apex 2019 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 platform and comes with 12GB RAM and 256GB of internal storage. According to Vivo, it has 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. Vivo has also confirmed that it will be showcasing the phone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona at the end of February.

Commenting on the launch Spark Ni, Senior Vice President of Vivo said “With the goal of enhanced usability and simplicity at the core, APEX 2019 offers consumers a glimpse into the future of smartphone design and development. The Super Unibody design and Full-Display Fingerprint Scanning technology, among several other breakthrough features, make APEX 2019 a truly exceptional smartphone that demonstrates Vivo’s continuous exploration and the pursuit of exceptional innovation for consumers,”

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