Vivo showcased the APEX FullView concept smartphone at the Mobile World Congress 2018. Features a tiny bezels, no notch, and a pop-up selfie camera.

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Vivo APEX phone: Bezel-less and notch-less

One of the more interesting things announced at the MWC 2018 is the Vivo APEX FullView concept smartphone. The handset lives up to the Fullview branding as the company revealed a near bezel-less device with no notch.

The concept model boasts 1.8mm top and side bezels, and 4.3mm at the bottom of the 5.99-inch display. This makes the Vivo APEX the thinnest bezelled phone or as near to bezel-less as any at the time of writing. The device, in fact, could surpass 98% screen-to-body ratio, if they could further lower the bezel.

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One of the ways Vivo achieved such a feat was to eliminate the notch. To do so, the company hid the 8MP selfie camera, revealing itself when needed by popping up from the body. Vivo also managed to include an optical-based Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology, allowing for fingerprint unlocking by touching anywhere on the bottom half of the display.

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If you’re wondering where the speakers are, they aren’t on the usual places. To handle audio, Vivo developed something called they call Screen SoundCasting Technology that turns the display into a speaker. The company promises that the technology helps the phone conserve power, as well reduce sound leakage, and optimize low to high pitch sounds.

The company also managed to hide a proximity sensor and an ambient light sensor somewhere.

For now, the Vivo APEX is just a concept phone. But it does give us an idea on how the company is tackling and innovating in the war against bezels.

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