23 May 2018
Vivo stole this year MWC show by revealing their Apex concept phone. There is a number of aspects which makes the Apex phone special apart from having a screen-to-body ratio above 90%. The company brought a number of special components to fit in the small notch on the top. For earpiece Vivo used Sound casting tech which works as a speaker when the display vibrates. Its selfie camera is one of its kind which pops up to capture a photo. As per latest reports the company could bring this camera setup for the Vivo XPlay7 as well.
The Vivo Xplay7 is in rumors for quite some time, we have seen first renders and specs sheet of the device back in last year. Recently a new set of Xplay7 renders appear online which showcase the device features a full front-facing display with an aspect ratio of 92%. The overall footprint of the render is extremely thin. The render suggests the device could have in-glass fingerprint scanner and camera integrated on the top bezel. However now it seems like Vivo may bring the pop-up camera setup instead of the regular sensor.
Back in July 2017, Vivo patented pop-up camera setup. As per patent listing, the device main camera will work with an electric motor. The motor will power camera to extend and retracts back into the phone shell. From the look of the things, it seems like Vivo found a durable setup of pop up camera so it won't be surprising if Vivo brought a similar setup for their upcoming flagship smartphone. From what we heard so far the Xplay 7 will be running on the Snapdragon 845 SoC with the top of the line model with 10GB RAM and 256GB native storage. We can expect more details regarding the Xplay7 will appear online in coming days, Stay tuned.