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Vivo's all-screen, popup camera, Apex concept phone becomes a reality on June 12

By midian182 · 7 replies
May 23, 2018
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  1. The smartphone market has been stagnating for several years now and actually saw a YoY decline recently. Some blame the fact that most flagship devices are too similar to their predecessors and competitors, especially when it comes to design. But the upcoming Vivo Apex is a handset that stands out from the crowd.

    Vivo showed off the Apex concept phone at February’s Mobile World Congress. The 90 percent screen-to-body ratio, hidden camera that pops up from the top of the handset, and in-display fingerprint scanner helped it become a popular attraction at the event. Vivo did emphasize, however, that it was only a concept, and that while some features could appear on future devices, the Apex might never become an actual product.

    But the company succumbed to the public’s wishes when it announced back in March that the Apex would be made into an actual phone. Vivo has now revealed that it will be unveiled at an event in Shenzhen, China, on June 12.

    Just how close this device will be to the Apex is unclear, it might not even use the same name, but a teaser image along with a video promoting the 2018 soccer world cup in Russia shows two of the stand-out features remain—the motorized popup camera and almost invisible bezels. The in-display fingerprint reader is still there, too, but it appears slightly different to the one from the Apex concept, which could recognize multiple prints.

    The phone also features Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845, a USB-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack on the bottom. No word yet on price or whether it will be available in the US.

    Main image credit: wccftech

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  2. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,433   +1,204

    LG in Title, Vivo everywhere else in the article?
    seeprime likes this.
  3. Raffy

    Raffy TS Rookie

    The screen is made by LG, like the iphone X's screen is made by Samsung
    seeprime likes this.
  4. seeprime

    seeprime TS Guru Posts: 333   +354

    Yeah. That headline should be changed so it's a lot clearer that it is not an LG phone.
    Burty117 likes this.
  5. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,433   +1,204

    Yeah but you don't see any articles with the Title "Samsung all screen X phone" then the article go into it being an Apple product. The title just needs changing to say Vivo is all. Then in the article explain the screen is produced by LG, just like all other articles have done including Techspot themselves.
  6. Raffy

    Raffy TS Rookie

    You're right

    IAMTHESTIG TS Evangelist Posts: 1,636   +735

    Meh. Another ridiculous fad that were eventually wear off.
    p51d007 likes this.
  8. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,827   +1,112

    That's all manufacturers have left. Gimmicks! More megapixels, faster processors 2,3 cameras,
    flashy colors.
    Phones have been stagnate for years, so the only way to get people to fork over money is to spend
    money on flashy ads and goofy gimmicks, when, in reality it is still a rectangular slab of glass, metal
    and plastic. ;)

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