One of the attention-grabbers from the recent Mobile World Congress 2018 held in Barcelona, Spain was Vivo‘s reveal of the APEX FullView concept smartphone!
Vivo keeps pushing its limits in new technology with the new Vivo APEX smartphone model where it reduced the bezels to almost nothing at only 1.8mm on the top and at the sides and 4.3mm at the bottom with a screen size of 5.99″.
Sneak Peek Into Vivo APEX Specs
The Vivo APEX Specs boasts of the thinnest bezel-less phone with the highest screen-to-body ratio in the industry. The screen-to- body ratio may exceed 98% if the lower bezel is also reduced to 1.8mm for a genuine all-screen display experience.
It also eliminates the idea of a notch, as introduced by Apple in iPhone X. To recall, the Apple iPhone X has a screen size of only 5.8 inches and a screen-to-body ratio of a mere 82.9%. Samsung’s Galaxy S8, meanwhile, has a screen size of also 5.8 inches and a screen-to-body ratio of 83.6% despite its “Infinity Display”. Take note, both flagship phones did not even reach 90% screen-to-body ratio.
Moreover, Vivo APEX comes with the groundbreaking optical-based Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, a first in the world. With this, users can touch any part of the bottom half of the screen to scan their fingerprints and unlock the phone.
Vivo pushes itself further with game-changing innovations such as hiding the 8-megapixel Elevating Front Camera in the APEX. It only pops out—in just 0.8 seconds to be exact—when the selfie mode is activated.
Moreover, Vivo, with its expertise in audio technologies, also introduces the Screen SoundCasting Technology that transforms APEX’s entire display into a speaker, taking out the need for a traditional, physical loudspeaker. The design maximizes the surface as an samplifier and minimizes the vibration of the screen.
Vivo promises that this technology in the APEX conserves power, reduces sound leakage, and optimizes low to high pitch sounds for a more balanced audio experience.
These hard-to-miss and revolutionary breakthroughs are shaking the tech industry so much so consumer tech writer Ben Sin called the APEX as the “truest” all-screen display made, breaking Samsung’s or Apple’s promises. He added the iPhone X looked “a bit dated” when placed next to Vivo’s APEX as mentioned in his article on the Forbes.