Imagine a phone with zero input ports, no buttons and an (almost) bezel-free display with a full-screen in-display fingerprint reader and 5G connectivity. Well, the Vivo Apex 2019 might only technically be a concept but Vivo is supposedly taking this exact device to Mobile World Congress next month.
Vivo has a habit of creating devices that break the mold and really push the boundaries of what we think and expect a smartphone to do or how it should work. You don’t have to look far to get a glimpse of this.
Not too long ago, we saw the Vivo NEX bring a second display to the back of the device which actually worked and responded to touch input. That device was only made available in China officially and really is an impressive achievement — albeit one we still don’t really understand too much.
Back to the to the 2019 Vivo Apex, it features a “Super Unibody” curved glass design that is free from any chassis-affecting cutouts. So, yes, no headphone port, USB-C port or even any visible speakers. The screen vibrates to act as a speaker to ensure no speaker grills ruin that complete unibody aesthetic.
we’ll keep updating this post once we get detailed information on the phone’s specifications.