26 Feb 2018

Smartphone features first half-screen in-display fingerprint scanning

Vivo is unveiling its new APEX FullView concept smartphone which the company hopes will set new benchmarks for future smartphone design, featuring the highest screen-to-body ratio and Vivo’s Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology.

Vivo is 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 first Half-Screen Fingerprint Scanning Technology on APEX, building on the success of the industry’s first mass-produced In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Smartphone X20 Plus UD.

“APEX is an iteration of our constant pursuit of setting new industry standards and to deliver the ultimate mobile experience,” Alex Feng, Senior Vice President of Vivo said. “From breakthroughs in audio, photography to In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, Vivo has remained committed to realizing our vision for future smartphones. What we showcase in this concept phone is only a fraction of our innovation pipeline. We will continue to explore all possibilities to bring the best possible experiences to our consumers.”

New Structural Design that Takes Bezels to the Limit

The APEX features top and side bezels of 1.8mm--the thinnest available, with a 4.3mm bottom bezel. The screen-to-body ratio will exceed 98% if the bottom bezel reaches 1.8mm, ultimately creating truly bezel-less experience. Thanks to the flexible OLED platform, microchips mounted directly to the flexible circuit board enables the APEX’s impressive screen-to-body ratio.

Leveraging its accumulated expertise in audio technologies, Vivo 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. Compared to other audio solutions for bezel-less smartphones, it conserves power, reduces sound leakage, and optimizes low to high pith sound for a better and more balanced audio experience.

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.

First Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology

Vivo has installed the 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.

Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology also enables new usage scenarios, such as the new dual-fingerprint scanning feature in APEX for even greater strengthened security.

Optimal Hi-Fi Quality, a Feast to the Ears

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.

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