News VIVO Vivo APEX – A concept phone that might be in works By Rehan Rasheed Posted on February 26, 2018 0 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Vivo has unveiled a concept design Vivo APEX smartphone with FullView display which has pretty much conceptual components in the visuals. What’s important to tell that the design will feature the world’s highest screen-to-body ratio and Vivo’s Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. In a recent statement release, Vivo has told that it has taken its FullView display “to a whole new level”. The company further said “it has introduced new engineering breakthroughs in camera, speaker and sensor elements as well as rethinking the design structure of conventional smartphones.” In addition to the enhanced so-called “FullView” display Vivo seems to have implemented world’s first “Half-Screen” Fingerprint Scanning Technology on APEX smartphone. That is, the bottom half of the screen will be the scanner for your fingerprints. Consumers may touch anywhere in the bottom half of the display to scan. That will also allow the system to scan more than one fingerprints at once for greater security. The company said it has built the new technology “on the success of industry’s first mass-produced In-Display Fingerprint Scanning smartphone the Vivo X20 Plus UD.” As you reading it correctly, it’s just a concept phone. There is no lead if there is an actual phone being prepared with such cool-feeling features. However apparently, there indeed are some leaked photos which are already claiming to be a smartphone with similar screen. If you want to read further, you can continue to the following press release. “APEX is an iteration of our constant pursuit of setting new industry standards and to deliver the ultimate mobile experience,” said Alex Feng, Senior Vice President of Vivo. “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,” he added. New Structural Design that Takes Bezels to the Limit The APEX™ features unprecedented 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 truly bezel-less experience. Thanks to the flexible OLED platform, microchips mounted directly to the flexible circuit board enables the APEX™’s staggering screen-to-body ratio. Screen SoundCasting Technology Leveraging its accumulated expertise in audio technologies, 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 pith sound for a better and more balanced audio experience. Elevating Selfie Camera with Hidden Sensors In keeping with the promise to continuously support user habits, APEX™ also features an 8MP Elevating Front Camera. The camera 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. World’s First Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology Transforming the entire bottom half of the OLED screen, users can touch anywhere on the bottom half of the screen to perform fingerprint recognition, enabling a more flexible and intuitive experience while meeting industry standards for security. 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. Optimal Hi-Fi Quality, a Feast to the Ears 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% compared to previous Xplay6. As this frees up more space in the smartphone’s interior, this technology can allow for increased battery size as well as cooling, thus opening potential for even more design improvements in future smartphones.