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Vivo Apex Concept smartphone with 5.99-inch OLED display officially announced

By: Rohan Pal, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : March 06, 2018 3:08 pm

The smartphone is a first to feature a bezel-less design in a true sense.

Vivo has officially announced its newest concept smartphone, Apex, in China. The brand has revealed that the mass production of the concept smartphone will begin by mid-2018.


However, Vivo has not revealed the pricing and other hardware specifications of the latest smartphone, but it has announced some key specs. To start with, the Vivo Apex Concept smartphone comes loaded with a 5.99-inch OLED display, though there is no information about the resolution of the screen.



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.


Another interesting detail Vivo has shared is in terms of hardware. The latest Vivo Apex will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 mobile platform.  The latest Snapdragon 845 processor uses eight cores with ARM A75 and ARM A55 cores. The four high-performance A75 cores will run at a clock speed of up to 2.8GHz, while the four power-efficient A55 cores will run at a speed of up to 1.8GHz. 


To recall, the brand introduced the latest concept smartphone at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018. Vivo has introduced a set of new technologies in a smartphone with its latest concept device, Apex. 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.


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.

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