Another port/button-free phone is shown off, this one from Vivo

Vivo Apex 2019 concept render

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Last year, Vivo introduced the APEX smartphone, which when was made available for the masses, it came to be known as the NEX. Packed with cutting-edge technologies and features, APEX 2019 showcases a brand-new minimalist concept that takes smartphone design to a whole new level. Most of the below has been translated by Google from Weibo but has also been translated by a friend (thanks Jade) of Ausdroid who is of Chinese origin. Vivo seems to have acted on those visualisations to bring Apex 2019 without any buttons, holes or other distractions, Tom's Guide reported. The phone is a single "super unibody" design entirely covered in glass.

Under the hood, Vivo Apex 2019 is equipped with a great hardware: Snapdragon 855 CPU, 12GB of RAM and 256GB of non-expandable storage. Funnily enough, there's no front camera here, which is ironic given how the original APEX's main selling point was its pop-up selfie camera.

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What about the front camera? The phone's display has thin bezels - and yes, no selfie camera. The back is highly reflective and is home to dual cameras stacked on top of each other. The screen features a near full-screen under-screen fingerprint reader and "body soundcasting" which uses the screen as a speaker.

The absence of ports makes way for the Touch Sense technology for easy use, and the Magport allows for the transfer of data as well as charging.

Interestingly Vivo hasn't dropped USB connectivity with this, and is instead featuring something called "Mag Port". Part of this glass also serves as a set of three pressure-sensitive capacitive buttons - think HTC U12+ but with glass instead of metal - along the right hand side, and these will presumably be mapped for toggling power and volume. There are also associated graphite heat sinks and liquid cooling technology to deal with the extra heat produced by the 5G antenna. Vivo is also retaining in-display fingerprint scanning, but this time it is offering a sensor that covers nearly the entire surface of the display. When users wake their device from an inactive screen and press on the corresponding app icon to scan their finger, they can unlock and gain direct access to the app so that the experience is faster and more efficient than before.

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