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Today, Vivo introduced a FullView concept smartphone named APEX. The device has the world’s highest screen-to-body ratio and half-screen in-display fingerprint scanning technology, and is unveiled at the ongoing Mobile World Congress 2018 (MWC) in Barcelona (Spain).

The first device from the company with the industry first in-display fingerprint sensor technology was Vivo X20 Plus UD which was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 (CES) in January.

“We are committed to bringing in technology and innovation in every new product that comes out of our stable and APEX is not an exception. The futuristic design innovations in APEX are only a fraction of our innovation pipeline,” Alex Feng, Senior Vice President of Vivo, said in a statement.

Vivo APEX has top and side bezels of 1.8mm — said to be the thinnest in the industry. It has a 4.3mm bottom bezel and has a screen-to-body ratio which exceeds almost 98 percent. Interesting right?

Microchips mounted directly to the flexible circuit board result in the staggering screen-to-body ratio, courtesy of a flexible OLED platform”- Vivo said.

The Chinese smartphone maker has fitted the world’s first half-screen in-display fingerprint scanning technology in the APEX smartphone  that lets the complete bottom half of the OLED screen recognise a fingerprint.

The technology also enables new usage features such as the new dual-fingerprint scanning feature in APEX for additional security.

The concept device features an 8MP pop-up front facing camera that pops up when required and retracts when not in use. The device also sports Vivo’s own Screen SoundCasting technology that sends vibrations through the display without the need of a traditional loudspeaker.

The Vivo APEX also features a new System in Package or SIP technology to integrate the DAC and also three operational amplifiers together, reducing the need for circuit board space by upto 60% as compared to previous Vivo Xplay 6. Vivo says that since this frees up more space from the device’s interior.


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