Vivo APEX Concept Phone Launching March 5

Angelica Greene
March 1, 2018

But that doesn't mean you would have trouble with phone calls. The bottom bezel will be very thin at just 4.3mm.

In the war against bezels, the APEX manages to minimize top and side screen borders to an "unprecedented" 1.8mm, now retaining a 4.3mm chin which it also wants to eventually shrink to 1.8mm for an overall screen-to-body ratio of more than 98 percent. This is beyond impressive.

Unlike most Android phone makers that leave space at the top of the screen for the front camera, sensors and components, Apple's iPhone X was the first in the industry with a design featuring a curved notch to accommodate the front camera and sensors. It is worth noting that an in-display fingerprint scanner which is used here, Synaptics', is a bit slower than regular, flagship, capacitive fingerprint scanners, and a bit less accurate as well.

Vivo, a company that might be fresh in your short-term memory because they showed off in-display fingerprint tech back at CES, has brought its A+ concept game to MWC. The users can interact with any part of the bottom half of the screen to perform fingerprint recognition. Now it's aiming for a "Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology", which is a bit of a misnomer.

Altogether, these mish mash of solutions have resulted in an actually working phone that is nearly 98% screen.

When looked at the front, the phone is a bit reminiscent of the Essential phone, but with even smaller bezels minus the front camera. The latest concept device that will become available for public purchase is none other than the Vivo APEX. There's no stopping Vivo from working and innovating on present technology to make the future much more convenient and high-tech.

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The next omission due to those dinky bezels is the absence of a front speaker. This new technology also uses less power than traditional audio methods, which is always welcome. Instead, Vivo uses the entire display, sending vibrations through the display itself to output calls.

Speaking of audio, the Vivo APEX concept also uses a new System in Package (SIP) technology to offer users a better quality Hi-Fi audio experience. Vivo has announced the Apex as a concept phone and have no official plans to mass-manufacture and release it. Pricing was also left out of the conversation.

Vivo also has reduced the space taken by circuit board by almost 60%. This frees up more space in the smartphone's interior, allowing for increased battery size as well as cooling.

Even selfie cameras are getting a makeover with the Vivo APEX concept.

As you can see in the GIF above, the 8MP front facing camera rises out of the top of the phone when you switch from rear to front camera in app.

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