Vivo Apex 2019 has no ports and a full-screen fingerprint scanner
While we slowly inch towards an all-display, bezelless future, we may also be moving towards a no-port, no-button future. After getting rid of the headphone jack, companies are now targeting the USB Type-C port and the power and volume buttons on devices. Yesterday, we saw the Meziu Zero get rid of all ports and buttons, and today, Vivo is showing off its Vivo Apex 2019 concept phone that also gets rid of all ports and buttons.
The Vivo Apex 2019 is a 5G concept phone that is made out of a glass unibody. Vivo is calling it a “Super Unibody,” made of “curved surface waterdrop glass,” with extra thickness around the edges to serve as an alternative to the usual metallic mid-frame. The right side of the device comes with three pressure-sensitive capacitive buttons as a replacement for conventional press buttons for power and volume functions.
What makes the Vivo Apex 2019 even more unique is that it also features a full-display fingerprint scanner. Hands-on videos of the device do show that it works all across the display, which is bigger in area than Xiaomi’s improved tech, so this could be the way forward for fingerprint scanners.
The Vivo Apex 2019 shown off features include the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC with an unspecified 5G modem, 12GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage. The phone has a dual rear camera setup comprising of 12MP and 13MP sensors. There is no front camera on the device.
The Apex 2019 is a concept phone, meaning that it will not enter into production for consumers. Vivo did show off the actual working device at its Beijing event, and the device will also be shown off at MWC 2019. While the phone may not be mass produced in its current, crazy form, the technologies within it may be incorporated into other future devices.