Vivo recently launched the first smartphone with an in-display fingerprint sensor at CES 2018. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer now plans to unveil a completely different smartphone in the upcoming MWC 2018 event. The company has officially teased a video of its full-screen concept smartphone called APEX.
We posted an image earlier this month showing a Vivo smartphone with almost 100% screen to body ratio. The image was spotted in Chinese media platform Weibo, and from the looks, we can say that it’s the same APEX smartphone the company teased today. The smartphone had very narrow bezels, and the earpiece is likely embedded under the display.
In the teaser video Vivo posted, the APEX smartphone can be seen with almost no bezels. It somehow reminds us of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 with a similar lower chin bezel. Vivo used the tag “Unlock the future” for the upcoming device.
The teaser video however only informs about the display and nothing about the specs of the smartphone. Still, we can assume the smartphone will be carrying the under display fingerprint sensor which was made by Synaptics. The sensor also may be an improved one since the company got some time to review its flaws. Also, one important aspect is that there seems to be no front camera though it might be carrying one on the lower chin bezel like the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. However many users complained later about the awkwardness in video calling and taking selfies on the smartphone.
The Vivo APEX smartphone will be unveiled at the MWC 2018 event in Barcelona, Spain at the end of this week. The device will likely be placed in the value flagship segment where it will be competing against the likes of OnePlus 5T and Xiaomi Mi Mix 2.