Vivo APEX concept smartphone on Revu Philippines

Vivo, Lenovo to battle it out in all-screen-phone segment in June

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Or the closest thing you’ll ever get to an all-screen smartphone. Yes, besides Lenovo, Vivo is also seemingly throwing its hat into the ring, delivering on its promise to make the Vivo APEX concept phone a reality. The company has already sent invites to a June 12, 2018, event in Shanghai, China. Take a look at the material below.

Vivo APEX June 12 launch invite on Revu Philippines

Invite to Vivo’s June 12 launch event

Recall that at MWC 2018, Vivo showcased a device that has a whopping 98 percent screen-to-body ratio — a feat achieved by using an under-display fingerprint sensor, a panel that serves as an earpiece and loudspeaker, and a pop-up front camera that stays hidden when not in use.

SEE ALSO: Vivo APEX concept phone delivers on ‘no bezels’ promise

The Vivo APEX was supposed to be just a concept phone. However, the Chinese manufacturer eventually announced that it will mass-produce the handset. Now, based on the invite, it looks like we’ll finally see a ready-to-market version of the unit. We’re not sure if it will still be called APEX, though.

Vivo APEX unveiling video

The Vivo phone will be joined by the Lenovo Z5, another device that is expected to have at least 95 percent screen-to-body ratio. The latter will be launched on June 14, two days after Vivo’s event.

READ ALSO: Teaser for Lenovo’s fullscreen phone confirms notchless design

So far, Lenovo vice-president Chang Cheng has teased renders of a mobile that does not follow the notch-design trend and sample photos taken with the Lenovo Z5. He also revealed that the battery life of the Z5 is crazy, as the product can last up to 45 days on standby.

Lenovo Z5 sketch by Chang Cheng on Weibo via Revu Philippines

A sketch of the Lenovo Z5

Lenovo Z5 sample photo on Revu Philippines

Sample photo taken with the Lenovo Z5

Lenovo Z5 sample photo with bokeh effect on Revu Philippines

Sample shot with bokeh effect captured on the Lenovo Z5

With these developments from Vivo and Lenovo, it looks like June is shaping up to be another exciting month for smartphones.

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Editor-in-chief: Alora Uy Guerrero has 22 years of experience as an editor for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. She took time off journalism to manage OPPO’s digital-marketing campaigns. When not busy with her babies, she’s working on Revü, a passion project — or probably traveling or obsessing over her favorite bands, movies, TV shows, and basketball teams.