At the CES 2018, Vivo showcased the world’s first smartphone with an under-display fingerprint sensor. Now, the company unveiled the smartphone with highest ever screen-to-body ratio at the MWC 2018. The new Vivo APEX FullView concept smartphone will not go on sale, but it gives us a glimpse of the future smartphones.
Vivo APEX FullView Concept Smartphone With 98% Screen-to-Body Ratio Announced
(February 27th, 2018)
Firstly, the Vivo APEX comes with a whopping 98% screen-to-body ratio. As seen on the Vivo X20 Plus UD smartphones launched in China, the Vivo APEX also sports an under display fingerprint sensor. However, the APEX smartphone comes with a much bigger area to scan. Since there is no place for earpiece on the top, the Screen SoundCasting technology will turn the whole display into an earpiece. Even the proximity sensor and ambient light sensor are hidden under the display.
We have seen similar technology on the original Xiaomi Mi MIX smartphone introduced in 2016. Talking about the display, Vivo is using an OLED panel on the APEX smartphone. The bezel on the top and sides measure just 1.8mm thin, and the bottom bezel measures 4.3mm thin. According to the company, if the bottom bezel is also trimmed down to 1.8mm, this smartphone will be offering more than 98% screen-to-body ratio, the highest we have ever seen on a smartphone.
Coming to the front camera, the Vivo APEX smartphone sports an 8MP selfie camera. It is hidden inside the body and pops out when the camera is opened. For the music lovers, the Vivo APEX also sports a new System in Package (SIP) technology which integrates the DAC and the three operational amplifiers. Since its a concept device, the Vivo APEX will not be available for consumers.
However, the company will be fine tune these new innovations to make them available with their future smartphones. Let us know, would you be interested in using a Vivo smartphone if it offers above mentioned features. Share your opinion with us by commenting down below or tweet us at @PhoneRadarBlog.
Latest: Vivo APEX Concept Smartphone to Enter Production in 2H18
Vivo with APEX concept smartphone grabbed everyone’s eyeballs at MWC 2018. It came with a surreal mix of innovative features and specifications. The device offers true bezel-less display without the earpiece or a front camera. The top and side bezels measure just 1.8mm thick, and the bottom bezel measures 4.3mm thick. Once the bottom bezel is trimmed down to 1.8mm thickness, the Vivo APEX is said to offer more than 98% screen-to-body ratio.
At the MWC 2018, the company announced the Vivo APEX as a concept device and haven’t revealed the specifications or availability details. At the yesterday’s Chinese event, the company mentioned the Vivo APEX to enter the production in second half of 2018. As expected, the device will be made exclusive to the Chinese market, at least in its current 1.0 version. Under the hood, the device comes powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform coupled with Adreno 630 GPU.
On the front, the device sports a 5.99-inch OLED display and might offer Full HD+ (2160 x 1080 pixels) resolution. The Vivo X20 Plus UD became the world’s first smartphone to offer under display fingerprint sensor, and with the Vivo APEX, the company is taking it to a step further. The whole bottom half of the display on the Vivo APEX is said to recognize the fingerprints.
Even in its current form factor with 91% screen-to-body, the Vivo APEX comes with a 3.5mm audio jack and also supports Hi-Fi audio output. The dual cameras on this device will also support Super HDR. It runs on the latest Android 8.0 Oreo-based Funtouch OS 3.2 out of the box.