Vivo full-screen concept smartphone called APEX
Vivo full-screen concept smartphone called APEX | Photo Credit: Vivo

Vivo Apex Smartphone with 91% Screen-to-Body Ratio Gets a June 12 Launch

Vivo unveiled a full-screen concept smartphone called APEX at the MWC 2018 event. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer is gearing up for the smartphone’s launch next month. Today, it has released a ‘save the date’ invite about a launch event in Shanghai on June 12, where the company will launch the market-ready version of the Vivo Apex.

A new report from AndroidCentral revealed that the company would be hosting an event in Shanghai, China, for the launch of a new smartphone. A new advertisement in China is also showcased that reveals some key features of the handset. The teaser is actually a commercial that will air during the FIFA World Cup 2018, the company claims on its official account on the Chinese media platform Weibo.

Vivo Apex Launch Dat

Vivo Apex Launch Date | Photo Credit: Android Central

Though Vivo has not officially revealed any specs, they previously said the device is the world’s first half-screen in-display fingerprint scanner, which can scan fingerprints in any part of the bottom half of the OLED display. The smartphone bears a stunning 91% screen-to-body ratio, which is even better than the Essential phone, which stands at 84.9%. The front camera will be embedded in the elevating mechanism.

As per rumors, the smartphone features a 5.99-inch Full-screen display with an 18:9 aspect ratio, which also houses an ambient and proximity sensor. The side bezels are reportedly 1.8 mm thick each, while the lower bezel measures 4.3 mm. The smartphone itself is sleek, having a 7.8 mm thickness. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm 845 chipset. The elevating front camera is reportedly 8MP, which takes just 0.8 seconds to come out. The cameras will be AI-powered with features such as smart optimization, ultra-dynamic, multi-frame preferences, character optimizations, and natural tones. The device will come bundled with System-in-package (SIP) to deliver a Hi-Fi audio experience. Further, there will also be three amplifiers, a built-in DAC (Digital-to-Analogue Converter), and a proprietary Screen SoundCasting Technology that generates vibrations through the display to produce sound working as an earpiece and loudspeaker.

The smartphone’s price is also yet to be revealed, and it will be a direct competitor to the Lenovo Z5 smartphone, which claims to have a screen-to-body ratio of more than 95%.

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