Earlier this year, Vivo unveiled its Vivo Apex concept phone in China which offers an impressive screen-to-body ratio of 91 percent, under-display fingerprint scanner, and a pop-up selfie camera. Now, it seems that the company is all set to launch the smartphone.
Vivo has revealed that it is holding a launch event in Shanghai, China on 12th June where it will launch the Vivo Apex smartphone. However, it is not yet clear if the phone will be launched as Apex or will get a new name.
The smartphone features a 5.99-inch OLED display with COF technology. To provide the full-screen experience, the Chinese manufacturer has embedded the ambient and proximity sensors under the display.
Further, the display also doubles up as earpiece and loudspeaker and are placed beneath it. Interestingly, the half part of the display is integrated with an in-screen fingerprint reader, unlike the Vivo X20 Plus UD which has only one spot on the bottom portion of the screen.
On the top edge of the display, there’s a hidden selfie camera that can be elevated when required. The front-facing camera takes only 0.8 seconds to pop-up, according to the company. The camera on the smartphone supports Super HDR that has a limited dynamic range of up to 14 EV.
The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm‘s flagship Snapdragon 845 processor, which powers most of the flagship smartphones launched this year so far. Apart from that, nothing else is known about the phone’s specifications. However, we are expecting the device to come with top-of-the-line specs. It’s known that the phone will come with USB Type-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom.
Recently, Vivo shared a commercial that the company is planning to air during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The advertisement shows a smartphone that is very similar to the Apex concept that was showcased at Mobile World Congress.
A couple of months ago, the China-based company had revealed that the Apex will go into mass-production at some point during mid-2018. Notably, Vivo was originally marketing the Apex as just a concept smartphone, but the company later confirmed that it will be sold to the general public.
Currently, no more information is available related to the smartphone. We’ll have to wait a few more weeks to know what are the specifications of the Vivo Apex, how much it’ll cost and when it will be available for purchase.