At Mobile World Congress 2018 Vivo India announced the launch of APEX FullView concept smartphone featuring world’s first half-screen in-display fingerprint scanning technology.
The design builds on the success of industry’s first mass-produced In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Smartphone X20 Plus UD.
APEX FullView also claims to have the world’s highest screen-to-body ratio.
The device features top and side bezels of 1.8mm – the thinnest in the industry, with a 4.3mm bottom bezel. The screen-to-body ratio will exceed 98% if the bottom bezel reaches 1.8mm, ultimately creating a truly bezel-less experience. Thanks to the flexible OLED
In this concept, Vivo introduces Screen SoundCasting Technology with APEX, transforming the entire FullView Display into a speaker. The Screen SoundCasting Technology sends vibrations through the display without the need for a traditional loudspeaker.
Compared to other audio solutions for bezel-less smartphones, it conserves power, reduces sound leakage, and optimizes low to high pitch sound for a better and more balanced audio experience, the company claims.
APEX also features an 8MP Elevating Front Camera which seamlessly 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.
APEX 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 compared to the previous Xplay. Thus, it allows for increased battery size and cooling.