Chinese technology company Vivo has unveiled a new APEX FullView concept smartphone featuring the world’s highest 98 per cent screen-to-body ratio and Vivo’s half-screen in-display fingerprint scanning technology -- at the ongoing Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018, in Barcelona, Spain.
The APEX features 1.8mm thin bezels at the top and side and a 4.3mm bottom bezel. The company has also introduced 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.
APEX sports 8MP elevating front camera. The concept smartphone also 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 per cent compared to previous Xplay6.
“APEX is an iteration of our constant pursuit of setting new industry standards and to deliver the ultimate mobile experience. 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,” said Alex Feng, Senior Vice President of Vivo.