This phone's camera pops up to take your selfie -- for reals

This phone's camera pops up to take your selfie -- for reals

In the war against bezels, the APEX manages to minimize top and side screen borders to an "unprecedented" 1.8mm, now retaining a 4.3mm chin which it also wants to eventually shrink to 1.8mm for an overall screen-to-body ratio of more than 98 percent.

The front cameras also within the body of the phone that actually elevates out of the phone's body when it is in use.

It's just a prototype, so a future design may gain a faster flip mechanism, but it's an interesting way to avoid an iPhone X-like notch. This is a considerably different implementation than we've seen with the Vivo X20 Plus UD, as with that phone, you needed to place your finger at the exact sport the phone highlights for you.

Vivo "Apex" FullView concept phone has a "half-screen" fingerprint scanner and a retracting selfie camera. This time, however, the fingerprint sensor is not just in one spot, rather taking up the entire bottom half of the display. The Screen SoundCasting Technology sends vibrations through the display without the need for a traditional loudspeaker, hence, conserving power, reducing sound leakage, and optimizing low to high pitch sound for a better and more balanced audio experience. Vivo calls the new technology a Half-Screen In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology. The fingerprint sensor works, the selfie camera works, the earpiece-speaker-thing works, all in a package with an impressive screen-to-body ratio.

Chinese consumers get first dibs on the world's first phone with an under-screen fingerprint reader.

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The first thing you'll notice when you look at the phone is that it is nearly entirely screen.

Because the phone's bezels are minimised, Vivo had to incorporate an earpiece speaker for the phone elsewhere. It apparently takes 0.8 seconds for the camera to appear, and it's an 8-megapixel shooter. No doubt we'll be seeing them in not only this phone but other manufacturers' offerings in the not-to-distant future. The Vivo APEX has super slim bezels around the display.

This is an fantastic combination of technologies to enable a future of bezel-free smartphones. On the bottom of the phone, there is a bit of a larger bezel measuring in at 4.3mm.

It means you and your partner/friend/colleague/pet chimpanzee can each proffer a finger to the phone, and only when you're both present will you be able to access the device as a whole, or certain areas of it. While this is - again - a concept, this might be the reality we are quickly approaching. The latest concept device that will become available for public purchase is none other than the Vivo APEX. That phone was unveiled last month at CES 2018.

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