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Vivo APEX FullView Concept Smartphone announced features a ‘half-screen’ fingerprint scanner and 98% screen-to-body ratio

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Vivo back at the CES 2018 show introduced the first smartphone with in-display optical fingerprint and today at Mobile World Congress (MWC), they announced Vivo APEX FullView Concept Smartphone with in-display fingerprint scanner, 98% screen-to-body ratio.

The X20 Plus featured a fingerprint sensor near the bottom of the display, but the APEX takes that idea even further by allowing the entire bottom half of the screen to read your fingerprint. The larger surface area makes it easier to authenticate.

It features slim top and side bezels at 1.8mm and a 4.3mm bottom bezel which is the thinnest in the industry. The screen-to-body ratio is expected to be around 98% if the bottom bezel reaches 1.8mm, ultimately creating a truly bezel-less experience.

The bezel-less design also sees the traditional front camera make way for the “8MP Elevating Front Camera.” The camera module is hidden behind the screen and pops up like a periscope when needed. It takes 0.8 seconds to ready itself and makes a little whirring sound — I thought the mechanism would be flimsy, but it actually feels really solid.

Vivo APEX Camera Module
Vivo APEX Camera Module

As for an eventual launch, Vivo SVP Alex Feng said that the company is exploring possibilities:

APEX is an iteration of our constant pursuit of setting new industry standards and to deliver the ultimate mobile experience. From breakthroughs in audio, photography to In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, Vivo has remained committed to realizing our vision for future smartphones.

What we showcase in this concept phone is only a fraction of our innovation pipeline. We will continue to explore all possibilities to bring the best possible experiences to our consumers.

Taking advantage of its audio technologies, Vivo introduced Screen SoundCasting Technology with APEX, that transforms the entire FullView Display into a speaker.


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