MWC 18: Vivo India unveils APEX FullView concept

This phone of the future has a pop up selfie camera and half-screen fingerprint scanner

Now it plans to launch the APEX, a phone with almost over 90% screen-to-body ratio and an in-display fingerprint scanner with a larger surface area.

As you can see in the GIF above, the 8MP front facing camera rises out of the top of the phone when you switch from rear to front camera in app.

It's just a prototype, so a future design may gain a faster flip mechanism, but it's an interesting way to avoid an iPhone X-like notch.

Another way that Vivo has decreased its bezel size is by getting rid of the top-speaker which is normally used for phone calls.

This is the first device with the Half-Screen Fingerprinting Scanning Technology on the APEX which is built on the first mass-produced IN-Display Fingerprint scanning smartphone X20 Plus UD. This transforms the entire bottom half of the OLED screen and the user can touch any of the bottom halves of the screen to perform fingerprint recognition and unlock. But there's more: Vivo has removed the integrated speaker into the front of the display and instead the screen acts as a speaker. It argues that it should save on power, reduce sound leakage and offer a superior audio experience. A pop-up camera is embedded under the F6 key on the keyboard instead of on the computer screen to achieve a 91 per cent screen-to-body ratio, the highest in the industry.

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Following the success of In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology at CES 2018, Vivo has installed the world's first Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology in the APEX™. The unique elements of the Vivo Apex make it completely stand out in the crowd.

Since this is a concept phone, don't expect it to hit mass production or retail shelves anytime soon. Basically, it will turn the entire APEX display into a speaker, sending vibrations through the screen, and ditching the normal, and usually sub-par, phone speakers. But that doesn't mean you would have trouble with phone calls.

That is actually just one of the few problems that the Vivo APEX concept phone tries to address. It apparently takes 0.8 seconds for the camera to appear, and it's an 8-megapixel shooter. The wider scanner makes it easier to unlock the phone and could pave way for new security standards such as dual-fingerprint scanning for additional security. This gives the display of the device a whopping 98% screen-to-body ratio, bringing us closest to a full display experience than we have ever been.

What do you think of the company's latest concept phone?

We've watched phone bezel shrink over recent years, but the Apex concept takes that idea and runs with it.

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