The Vivo Apex 2020 concept phone hides a 16 megapixel selfie camera under its screen


In a first for Vivo, the company says that under its screen is a 16 megapixel selfie camera.


The Vivo Apex 2020 concept phone has a dual-lens camera configuration with a 16-megapixel selfie camera inside the screen. This is the first time Vivo presents a so-called camera under the screen, effectively eliminating any need for a notch. It seems to be identical to "camera under the screen"The technology debuted by Oppo, which is owned by the same parent company. But Oppo never launched a phone using camera technology that people could really buy, and Apex phones are not made for production either.

The Apex 2020 phone has an ultra-curved 6.45-inch screen that bends at an angle of up to 120 degrees on both sides, resulting in an ultra-narrow bezel and a futuristic aesthetic. As the incarnation of 2019, the physical ports and buttons do not exist, instead, the latter is replaced with virtual pressure detection buttons.

The main sensor of the rear camera is a massive 48 megapixel periscope camera that offers a continuous optical zoom of 5x to 7.5x. In comparison, the iPhone 11 Pro Max offers 2x optical zoom and the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra It has 4x optical zoom. Huawei P30 Pro offers a 5x zoom, although its next P40 Pro It is speculated that it has an amazing 10x optical zoom.

Vivo says he has integrated a gimbal-like structure into his main camera, which he claims has a 200% increase in performance compared to OIS systems. That should allow for more uniform video and better night photography due to its slower shutter speed. However, it is difficult to know if the technology is up to the press release, since we did not even have the opportunity to see the Apex 2020 firsthand, let alone use it, after the organizers disconnected the MWC 2020.


Vivo mocks his Apex 2020 concept phone before its official presentation on Chinese social networks.


The Apex 2020 also includes 60-watt wireless charging, which the company says can charge a 2,000 mAh battery in 20 minutes, although Vivo did not specify the size of the Apex 2020 battery.

Like the previous Vivo Apex concept phones, the Apex 2020 will not go into production, but it offers an idea of ​​how Vivo sees the future of phone design. It also shows how far Apex expects to be able to exceed the limits of its hardware. For example, him Apex 2018 which was presented at the MWC two years ago, introduced the emerging selfie camera in the world, and finally appeared on Vivo's flagship Nex S a few months later.

Quick Specifications

  • Display: 120 degree and 6.45 inch curved waterfall screen
  • Rear camera: 48 megapixel periscope sensor, continuous optical zoom from 5x to 7.5x
  • Front camera: 16 megapixel camera with screen
  • Fast charging: 60-watt wireless fast charging
  • Processor: Snapdragon 865 with X55 modem
  • Storage: 12 GB of RAM + 256 GB of internal storage
  • Weight: 169 grams (5.9 ounces)


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