Vivo APEX 2020 concept phone poster confirms it has a gimbal-like technology for stabilization

Vivo APEX 2020 concept phone poster confirms it has a gimbal-like technology for stabilization

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Back in January last year, Chinese OEM Vivo showed off the APEX 2019 concept smartphone. The 5G concept phone featured a glass unibody design, pressure-sensitive capacitive buttons, a full-display fingerprint scanner, and no ports. While the concept might not have materialized into a production model, it was definitely quite innovative. Vivo was expected to showcase a follow-up to the concept at this year’s Mobile World Congress trade show. However, the company pulled out of the event due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak in China. Soon thereafter, MWC 2020 was canceled because of the same reason and companies postponed their launches to later dates. While Vivo hasn’t revealed exactly when it will be showcasing the APEX 2020 concept smartphone, we now have our first look at the unannounced device thanks, in part, to MWC.

An advertisement for the Vivo APEX 2020 concept was recently spotted by Android Police’s David Ruddock in Barcelona. The poster confirms that the APEX 2020 will be the first Android device to feature gimbal-like stabilization technology, something that has previously been leaked in unofficial renders of the device.

Infamous leakster Ben Geskin shared unofficial renders of the APEX 2020 earlier this month, showcasing its bezel-less design, 48MP primary camera with stabilization and a 5-7.5x optical zoom camera. The renders are almost exactly the same as the image of the device on the aforementioned poster. It has the same circular camera module, with a 48MP primary camera and a rectangular cutout with the 5-7.5x zoom lens. The device has APEX and 5G branding bang in the center, just like the leaked renders, however, the poster doesn’t reveal the front of the device. As of now, Vivo has released no official information about the concept smartphone but we expect to learn more in the days leading up to its announcement.