What's In Store For Smartphones Of The Future?
HWM Singapore|May 2020
What would a cutting-edge smartphone have, in terms of hardware and features? What is the next step up for smartphone cameras? What truly defines a smartphone worthy of the future?
Liu Hongzuo

We spoke with Harry Hong, General Manager of Products at Vivo, after the reveal of APEX 2020 - Vivo’s annual concept phone announcement that showcases mobile components and features that eventually find their way in real-world Vivo devices. Through the APEX 2020 concept product, we learnt about how the Chinese technology company perceives technological advancement in the smartphone space, and what helps them define a phone worthy of many tomorrows to come.

Tell us more about some of the APEX 2020 features. Does the Gimbalstabilising Main Camera really use a gimbal?

Harry: The main camera module of the APEX 2020 houses a miniature gimbal structure. Similar to the rotation of a chameleon’s eyeball, the feature’s structure uses both mechanical stabilisation and algorithmic focus tracking to allow a user to follow the video subject sharply. It significantly reduces the blurring caused by shaky hands. Vivo’s lab test results have also showed the stabilisation angle of the miniature Gimbal-Stabilising Structure is 200% higher than an ordinary Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS).

What Which design elements of the APEX 2020 do you believe would be most realistic in incorporating it into a real-world device?

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