Vivo is set to launch its next concept smartphone called APEX 2020 at MWC on February 23.

Vivo Apex 2020 dons a 6.45-inch curved edgeless display that bends at an angle of up to 120-degree on both sides. This eliminates side edges and offers an illusion of no bezel from the front view.

Its main highlight is it has an endless 120-degree curved display and an in-display camera.

The phone brings many features like no physical buttons, no notch or hole-punch or even a pop-up selfie camera setup, and amped up optical image stabilization.

It has a unique in-display selfie camera that hides behind the screen. Other interesting include a unique ‘instant photobomb removal’ feature, up to 5x to 7.5x continuous optical zoom, and gimbal-like optical image stabilization in the main camera.

The concept device integrates a 48-megapixel main camera inside a gimbal-like structure to achieve optical image stabilization (OIS).


Starting off with the screen, the APEX 2020 concept has a 6.45-inch 120° FullView Edgeless Display curves over the side edges and gives the phone a futuristic look. Much like its predecessor, the APEX 2020 does away with all physical buttons on the side and opts for virtual-pressure sensing buttons that add on to the seamless look.

The APEX 2020 has no physical buttons so it’s like holding the screen in hands.


There’s also a ‘gimbal-stabilizing’ 48-megapixel rear camera that reduce jitter in videos and long-exposure photographs by 200% more than previous efforts. It’s essentially a more capable four-axis optical image stabilization system.

To keep a seamless aesthetic, the APEX 2020 also features a 16MP in-display selfie camera that isn’t visible when the screen is on.

The phone has apparently “increased the transmittance of the screen over the camera to six times” that of previous iterations, and uses algorithms to avoid optical interference and stray beams of light in photos captured by the 16-megapixel snapper.


The leaks show that the APEX 2020 packs in Qualcomm’s flagship Snapdragon 865 chip with the Snapdragon X55 modem for 5G support. It features 12GB of RAM, coupled with 256GB of internal storage, and runs Android 10 with Vivo’s own Android skin on top.


When it comes to the battery, it appears as though the Vivo APEX 2020 has a 4,000 mAH battery.

So, instead of a USB port, there’s crazy-fast 60W wireless charging support. The company claims this achieves a full 2,000mAh charge in just 20 minutes. But of course, that’s not enough for most high-end phones these days, and Vivo hasn’t specified the Apex 2020’s battery capacity — so expect to spend more like 30-40 minutes to juice up a battery that’s closer to 4,000mAh like most flagships.