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Vivo APEX concept phone with Snapdragon 845 SoC launched in China

The Vivo APEX concept phone comes with an under-display fingerprint sensor and a pop-out front camera as well.

  • Updated: March 6, 2018 11:21 AM IST
Vivo Apex

Chinese company Vivo, which showcased its new concept smartphone APEX at MWC 2018, has launched the same at an event in China.

The Vivo APEX sports a 5.99 inch OLED display with COF technology. The screen stretches to almost the edges of the front of the phone to give it an unprecedented 91 percent screen-to-body ratio. And to achieve this feat Vivo has embedded both the proximity and ambient sensors under the display.

The bezels on the Vivo APEX extend to only 1.8 millimeter on the sides and 4.3 millimeter on the bottom which makes them almost non-existent. The smartphone is only 7.8mm thin and the front camera pops up from the top of the phone when the camera is turned on. It only takes 0.8 seconds for the front camera to pop up.

The Vivo APEX is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor which is the latest addition to the flagship lineup from the chip-maker.

The Vivo APEX carries on from the trend that was started with the Vivo X20 Plus UD smartphone with a fingerprint sensor under the screen. This time though, it is using “Half-Screen Fingerprint Scanning Technology” which essentially extends the fingerprint sensor area of the X20 Plus UD. This technology enables a third of the screen on the APEX to read a fingerprint. This can also recognize multiple fingerprints at the same time.

The camera of the Vivo APEX is capable of Super HDR with a limited dynamic range of up to 14 EV. This is based on the principles of multi-frame composition and smart optimization. This along with ultra-dynamic, multi-frame preferences, character optimizations, natural tones, and advanced AI algorithm.

The Vivo APEX even features Hi-Fi audio experience with System in Package technology and is also equipped with three amplifiers and a DAC. The phone’s OLED panel itself serves as an earpiece.

Though Vivo has officially launched the phone, it has not mentioned any details about the storage or RAM options for the phone or any details about the cameras. Vivo has not announced the price of the phone yet and is set to start manufacturing the phones somewhere between Q2 and Q3 this year.

  • Published Date: March 6, 2018 11:21 AM IST
  • Updated Date: March 6, 2018 11:21 AM IST