Out of all the amazing flagship smartphones presented at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 – see our reports on the Samsung Galaxy S9, Nokia 8 Sirocco, and LG V30S – the Vivo Apex prototype’s concept really pops out. A truly daring concept, the Apex pushes the idea of full screen touch farther than it has ever been before. #mobilemagic
The 6-inch display has just 1.8mm thin bezels on 3 sides and a 4.3 mm bottom bezel. The bezeling is so thin that the Vivo Apex has a 98% screen-to-body ratio, the biggest of any smartphone. This FullView™ Display also comes equipped with the world’s first half-screen in-display fingerprint scanning technology. This enables users to scan their fingerprint anywhere on the bottom half of the screen and given that this portion of the screen is so large, you can even scan two fingerprints for added security.
While the FullView™ Display takes up almost the entirety of the front screen, the Vivo Apex does not sacrifice on its front facing camera or its speakers. Instead of being located the the top of the screen, the front-facing camera now rises up from the top of the phone. Coming in at 8MP, the camera will pop up in just 0.8 seconds, meaning you’ll never have to worry about missing the perfect opportunity for a selfie. With its Screen SoundCasting Technology, the Vivo Apex transforms its screen into a speaker by sending vibrations through the display. According to Vivo, this technology “conserves power, reduces sound leakage, and optimizes low to high pitch sound for a better and more balanced audio experience.”
In addition to the features listed above, the Vivo Apex sports a 2160 x 1080 pixel resolution and a dual rear camera setup. Truly, the Vivo Apex utilizes the best of what smartphones currently have to offer and dares to dream bigger.