The first true all-screen phone is coming on June 12th

The first true all-screen phone is coming on June 12th
The first truly bezel-less phone is about to become a reality, but it won't come from Apple or Samsung.

Instead, Chinese company Vivo has just announced that its Vivo Apex concept phone, the same impressive device that we first saw in February at the Mobile World Congress, will be officially unveiled on June 12th.

And it's all about the screen, the screen with no interruptions and, naturally, no notches.

But will it feature all of the wow-inspiring innovation that we saw with the Vivo Apex? Well, we're not exactly sure. The Vivo Apex had three staple features: the all-screen design, the crazy pop-up camera, and the in-display fingerprint scanner.

And here is what Vivo says in the invitation to the upcoming event: this new phone, the company says, “continues Vivo’s vision with Apex FullView Concept Smartphone.” Hm, interesting choice of words. So Vivo is careful not to say that this will be the same phone and it makes extra sure to highlight that the actual device will "continue the vision", but it might not be absolutely identical to what we have seen.

Right now, Vivo seems to be gearing up for the launch with a commercial that it will be playing during the 2018 FIFA World Cup. We have no further details at the moment: no Vivo phones are sold in the United States and overall, Vivo phones seem to be popular mostly in Asia, so it's hard to tell whether this particular phone will be an exception and come to the rest of the world. We'll keep a close eye on it, though, we are certainly intrigued.




1. Cat97

Posts: 1935; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

The first true all-screen phone will not have a chin, so it won't be Vivo Apex. Maybe Lenovo Z5 if we're lucky.

9. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

The Lenovo Z5 better not have 3-4mm bezels all around, since it won't be a true all-screen either /s

10. mootu

Posts: 1530; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

When they first showed it off they did say they could make the screen to body ratio even higher so it possible they might have got rid of that tiny chin as well.


Posts: 443; Member since: Nov 21, 2016

If only it was using Oxygen OS and not that iPhone clone UI

3. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

It also looks like a 99% copy of iOS.

4. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

it looks ridiculous samsung will make it better put all glass in front and put the cameras and sensors and speakers in the same screen

8. Dr.SamX

Posts: 244; Member since: Jan 19, 2015

And it will come with TouchWiz, the most laagy, ill designed and inconsistend UI there is!

16. Papa_Ji

Posts: 859; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Dude under which rock you are living...come out from those rocks... Touchwiz was thing of past. Today its the iOS, the most laagy the buggy.

17. Arthurhkt

Posts: 726; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

And in fact, it was not even touchwiz anymore, it is Samsung Experience these day, I would dare to say after Pure Android, Samsung Experience probably are the best Android fork out there, it was no the same lagwiz you know last time. Samsung hit it right with S8 onward.

19. ChicagoBorn

Posts: 101; Member since: Jan 24, 2018

You’re doing drugs lol

5. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Am I the only one here who doesn't care about slim bezels? Does it make your life any more productive?

6. dnomadic

Posts: 426; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

I think a little bezel on top and bottom (S9 - LG G6) is preferable. All screen looks good, but for handling I prefer a little forehead and chin

11. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I do mind if it were thick bezels since it's nice to have a big screen in a small(er) phone. But this race of getting the smallest bezels is getting ridiculous and introduces new problems. Like the notch, unwanted touches on the side, fragility.

21. DFranch

Posts: 557; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Not more productive, but it does mean I can get a bigger screen that still fits in my front pocket.

26. nodes

Posts: 1160; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

what productive task you can do on a phone anyway..

7. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 377; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Looks gorgeous but not feeling the flat back and sharp frame. Might not be comfortable to hold. Good on Vivo.

12. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Love the phone exterior, despise the GUI.

15. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Long time mate not seen u on iPA for few years.I remember reading ur post few years back.

20. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Thanks dude, Sharp memory,.. the net don't forget. Right on, good to see you and some others still here for sure! Fell off radar for a couple years holding onto old tech. Though needed to catch up on new stuff and found myself here amongst other old haunts to get the new goods info and see what's loved and hated these days. Not sure what I was thinking but yup on PA again.

23. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

Yea I was just wondering what happpen to u bro,u use to talk to ur old gangs here with Papa Smurf,crispin gatieza.

13. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Let it roll. I would really like to see this come to fruition just as the concept. This would really be a real trend to follow. However, I think once the true flexible( includes all parts battery SoC, Display) mobile is introduce the bezel -less design concept will be a moot point. Only time will tell but yeah, ViVo get this out.

14. Poptart2828

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 23, 2018

Will buy this beauty. As far as I can tell from watching the apex World Cup commercial that's making the rounds, the body design has changed from that flat squared look into something more rounded. The phone looks like it shrunk the bottom bezel a bit and offers in display scanner. The pop-up front camera still exists as well. Btw Funtouch os is very responsive without any lag. Even 6 months in use my xplay 6 still does not lag like my s8 did and battery life is still very good.

22. Diego!

Posts: 876; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

I need this phone in my life right now!

24. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Hmm Lenovo Z5 just around the corner..


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Best design i have seen this year!

27. MDave

Posts: 210; Member since: Apr 09, 2015

Nah, the motorized front-camera sucks. I'm OK with some bezel. I know that manufacturers have run out of useful s**t to add to phones, but still...

28. mannyfs

Posts: 69; Member since: Feb 11, 2011

Where’s the speaker on this thing ?how do u listen to ur phone calls

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