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Vivo To Unveil Concept Smartphone “APEX 20” on February 28 in Beijing

The smartphone does not have a USB port, instead, it relies on a magnetic port that connects to the bottom part of the back cover for charging and data transfer

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Vivo said the upcoming APEX 2020 represents Vivo's prediction and layout of mobile phone development and technological innovation in 2020, news portal GizmoChina reported. Wikimedia Commons

Vivo was expected to announce its APEX 2020 concept smartphone at the MWC 2020 in Barcelona, Spain, however, as the conference got cancelled the company will be showcasing the device on February 28 in Beijing, China.

Vivo said the upcoming APEX 2020 represents Vivo’s prediction and layout of mobile phone development and technological innovation in 2020, news portal GizmoChina reported.

The teaser shared by the company shows a circular shaped camera ring at the back, the Apex logo at the bottom of the rear panel and curved screen edges are seen on the sides.

The device was announced at Mobile World Congress in 2019.

To recall, the device features a super unibody curved glass design and comes with a 6.39-inch AMOLED display.

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Vivo was expected to announce its APEX 2020 concept smartphone at the MWC 2020 in Barcelona, Spain, however, as the conference got cancelled the company will be showcasing the device on February 28 in Beijing, China. Wikimedia Commons

The smartphone does not have a USB port, instead, it relies on a magnetic port that connects to the bottom part of the back cover for charging and data transfer.

Additionally, the phone replaces physical buttons with pressure-sensitive power and volume buttons.

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It has no visible speaker too. (IANS)

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Microsoft Plans To Make All Events “Digital-Only” Till July 2021

"As a company, Microsoft has made the decision to transition all external and internal events to a digital-first experience through July 2021," it read

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As a company, Microsoft has made the decision to transition all external and internal events to a digital-first experience through July 2021. Pixabay

In a strong message for tech giants as new coronavirus continues its unabated growth globally particularly in the US, Microsoft is planning to make all its events – internal as well as external – digital-only till July 2021.

According to a report in The Verge on Tuesday, the online-only focus is now extending to far more events over the next year.

“In light of the challenges presented by COVID-19, Microsoft has been closely monitoring the developing global situation and re-assessing the overall company-wide in-person event strategy,” the report said, quoting an an internal Microsoft email sent to most valuable professionals (MVPs).

“As a company, Microsoft has made the decision to transition all external and internal events to a digital-first experience through July 2021,” it read.

Microsoft has already announced that ‘Ignite’ which is its final major conference of 2020 in September has been shifted to a digital-only format.

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In a strong message for tech giants as new coronavirus continues its unabated growth globally particularly in the US, Microsoft is planning to make all its events – internal as well as external – digital-only till July 2021. Pixabay

‘Ignite’ is Microsoft’s conference for IT professionals and developers.

Microsoft earlier cancelled its flagship developer conference ‘Build 2020’ in-person, scheduled to take place in the US from May 19-21.

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Microsoft has also cancelled its Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Summit in Seattle.

The tech giant would now rely on its own digital tools and Microsoft Teams to hold events remotely. (IANS)