In light of Vivo’s announcement of its new APEX 2019 concept phone, one feature really stood out – its in-display fingerprint scanner, which now covers the entire screen. That means you can basically tap anywhere on the display to unlock the phone, compared to say for example, the V11, which only assigns a specific region on the screen.

Recently, a video has been posted online in the YouTube account – ifanr Video爱范儿视频, showing the device in its full glory, and even testing its new features. From  what we can see in the video, the phone sports a glossy back panel, but does seem to be made of plastic.

Another thing that’s noticeable is the absence of physical keys, which are now replaced by Touch Sense Technology, which relies on capacitive touch and pressure sensing combined with carefully designed programming logic and software. The screen acts as the speaker, thanks to Body SoundCasting Technology.

At around the 1:30 mark, you can see that the user is in the processing of registering a fingerprint, then proceeds to unlock the device by tapping on a random section of the screen. The response time also seems to be faster than what we’ve seen on other devices.

In any case, the APEX 2019 is also set to be showcased at this year’s MWC in Barcelona, happening this February.

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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