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Vivo changes its mind, will manufacture the concept Apex phone in the middle of this year

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Vivo changes its mind, will manufacture the concept Apex phone in the middle of this year
At MWC last month, Vivo introduced a concept phone called the Apex. With a fingerprint scanner embedded under the lower half of the display, a pop-up 8MP selfie camera, and Screen SoundCasting Technology which allows sound to be emitted from the display, the Apex certainly has a lot of interesting and exciting features. It also sports extremely thin top and side bezels, and the hidden front-facing ambient and proximity sensors mean no notch is necessary.

Originally, the word in Barcelona was that the Apex was a concept phone, and the official video introducing the device says so in the small print on the bottom of the clip. But apparently, Vivo has changed its mind. Earlier this week at an event in China, the manufacturer said production of the handset will begin in the middle of this year. Under the hood you will find Qualcomm's current flagship Snapdragon 845 mobile platform.

Reportedly, the screen-to-body ratio for the Apex will be an impressive 91% with plans to bring that figure up to an amazing 98% in the future. One thing that Vivo might have to do first before selling the Apex, is work out a license deal with Essential; the latter owns a patent on the pop-up camera.

Check out our Vivo Apex hands-on from MWC 2018 by clicking on this link.

source: ITHome (translated)

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