Vivo APEX With Half-Screen Fingerprint Scanning & Snapdragon 845 SoC

The Vivo Apex was showcased at the Mobile World Congress 2018 and has now been officially launched. It has a staggering 98% screen-to-body ratio making it a truly bezel-less smartphone. Not just this, it comes with the under display fingerprint scanner and a pop-up front camera.

The Apex has the highest screen-to-body ratio of 98%. Even with the pop-up camera which is another highlight of the phone, the smartphone is merely 7.8mm thick. The camera takes just 0.8 seconds to pop out. It is made of glass with a glossy back and the fingerprint scanner lies under the screen.

Vivo at a local event on Monday highlighted that the APEX will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, as reported by Chinese technology blog ITHome. The handset is said to feature a 5.99-inch OLED display with COF technology. To deliver a full-screen user experience, the Vivo APEX has embedded ambient and proximity sensors under the display. Similarly, there is a Half-Screen Fingerprint Scanning technology that works as an in-screen fingerprint scanner, hidden under the half part of the display. This is unlike the under-display fingerprint scanner of the Vivo X20 Plus UD that had fingerprint unlocking functionality limited to one spot somewhere on the bottom of the screen.

The Vivo APEX is reported to have left and right bezels with merely 1.8mm of thickness, while the bottom side of the handset has a bezel space of 4.3mm. Overall, there is a 7.8mm of thickness. The top of the APEX features a hidden 8-megapixel selfie camera that is claimed to elevate from the body in just 0.8 seconds. Further, the handset is said to have a System-in-Package (SiP) to deliver a Hi-Fi audio experience. There are also three amplifiers along with a built-in DAC (Digital-to-Analogue Converter). The smartphone has a proprietary Screen SoundCasting technology that generates vibrations through the display to produce sound. This works as an earpiece as well as a loudspeaker.

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