Vivo’s APEX 2020 concept phone advertisement confirms gimbal-like technology for stabilisation

Are smartphones slowly becoming smart cameras?


The Mobile World Congress (MWC) is a great stage to showcase new developments in technology. Last year, we had Vivo unveil a 5G smartphone with a glass unibody design, pressure-sensitive capacitive buttons and no ports. The follow up to it was supposed to be unveiled at MWC 2020. But with the company pulling out of the show due to the recent coronavirus outbreak and later, the show being cancelled, Vivo has not updated us with when it plans to unveil the APEX 2020. But that has not stopped us from getting a glimpse at the unannounced smartphone.

MWC advertisements in Barcelona

While the show is all but cancelled, an advertisement with the APEX 2020 was recently spotted.

The poster confirms a gimbal-like stabilisation technology on Vivo’s smartphone, making it the first Android device to equip it. But its impact on real world videography is something we will have to wait to find out.

Confirming previous renders

More interestingly, the advertising confirms a previous render of the smartphone from earlier in the month. According to it, the phone will sport a 48MP primary camera with stabilisation and a 5-7.5 optical zoom camera. With Apex 5G branding on the back, we also have a fair idea about the phone’s connectivity.

This year, many popular smartphone manufacturers have moved to a square camera module on their smartphones but it looks like Vivo is sticking to a circular one. And while the front of the phone has not been advertised in Barcelona, we can expect a bezel-less design on the APEX 2020. So far, there is nothing official from Vivo about its concept smartphone but we are sure to learn more closer to its announcement.


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