Vivo unveiled a full-screen concept smartphone called APEX in MWC 2018 event. The Chinese smartphone manufacturer is now gearing up for the launch of the smartphone next month. Today it has released a ‘save the date’ invite about a launch event in Shanghai on June 12, where the company will be launching 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 their official account on Chinese media platform Weibo.
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 fingerprint 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 18:9 aspect ratio which also houses an ambient and proximity sensor underneath it. The side bezels are reported to be 1.8 mm thickness each while the lower bezel measures 4.3 mm. The smartphone itself is sleek having 7.8 mm thickness. Under the hood, it is powered by a Qualcomm 845 chipset. The elevating front camera is reported to be 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 along with a built-in DAC (Digital-to-Analogue Converter) and a proprietary Screen SoundCasting Technology that generates vibrations through the display to produce sound working both 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%.