Presented at MWC 2018, the global smartphone brand Vivo introduces its newest concept smartphone which features the world’s highest screen-to-body ratio and ground-breaking Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology.
Popularly called as the APEX , Vivo has taken its FullView™ technology to a whole new level by introducing new engineering breakthroughs in camera, speaker and sensor elements as well as rethinking the design structure of conventional smartphones. Its pioneering approach in fingerprint scanning technology has resulted in the world’s first Half-Screen Fingerprint Scanning Technology on APEX™, building on the success of industry’s first mass-produced In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Smartphone X20 Plus UD.
Featuring a sleeker body and thinnest top and bottom bezels, the flexible OLED platform and microchips mounted directly to the phone’s flexible circuit board enables the APEX’s staggering screen-to-body ratio.
Vivo also introduces 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. This conserves power, reduces sound leakage, and optimizes low to high pitch sound for a better and more balanced audio experience.
In keeping with the promise to continuously support user habits, APEX™ also features an 8MP Elevating Front Camera. The camera seamlessly rises in 0.8 seconds when it is required and retracts after use. Together with the hidden proximity sensor and ambient light sensor, this eliminates the space taken up by conventional front cameras, while offering the same selfie experience to users.
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. Transforming the entire bottom half of the OLED screen, users can touch anywhere on the bottom half of the screen to perform fingerprint recognition, enabling a more flexible and intuitive experience while meeting industry standards for security. It also enables new usage scenarios, such as the new dual-fingerprint scanning feature in APEX for even greater strengthened security.
Lastly, APEX 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% compared to previous Xplay6. As this frees up more space in the smartphone’s interior, this technology can allow for increased battery size as well as cooling, thus opening potential for even more design improvements in future smartphones.