At a time when the likes of Samsung and Nokia have launched their flagship devices at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, Vivo has introduced a set of new technologies in a smartphone with its latest concept device, Apex.
The Vivo Apex FullView Concept smartphone features world’s first Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, which is built on the success of industry’s first mass-produced in-display fingerprint scanner introduced with X20 Plus UD. Through this, the entire bottom half of the OLED screen present in the phone transforms into a fingerprint sensor, which allows users to touch anywhere on the bottom screen to unlock the device. Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology also enables new usage scenarios, such as the new dual-fingerprint scanning feature in Apex for even greater strengthened security.
This is not it. The smartphone is a first to feature a bezel-less design in a true sense. The phone comes with a top and side bezels of 1.8mm thickness, while the bottom is just 4.3mm thick. It features a screen-to-body ratio of 98 percent, making it a truly bezel-less smartphone. This is due to the flexible OLED platform with microchips mounted directly to the flexible circuit, which results in such screen-to-body ratio.
Furthermore, Vivo has demonstrated another interesting piece of technology with elevating front-facing camera. The phone features an 8-megapixel front camera which rises in 0.8 seconds when it is required and retracts after use. Together with the hidden proximity sensor and ambient light sensor, this eliminates the space taken up by conventional front cameras, while offering the same selfie experience to users.
Another interesting thing about the Vivo Apex concept phone is the SoundCastin Technology. This basically transforms the entire screen of the smartphone into a speaker. The Screen SoundCasting Technology sends vibrations through the display without the need for a traditional loudspeaker, hence, conserving power, reducing sound leakage, and optimizing low to high pitch sound for a better and more balanced audio experience. The Apex concept smartphone also deploys a new System in Package (SIP) technology to integrate the DAC and the three operational amplifiers together, reducing the need for circuit board space by nearly 60 percent.