No notch and over 91 percent screen-to-body ratio
Bivo has announced its two newest smartphones, both based on the previously showcased APEX concept and featuring over a 91 percent screen-to-body ratio with the thinnest bezels we have seen so far, the NEX S and the NEX A.
Bezel less and SD 845
A Vivo Apex prototype was showed at the Mobile World Congress and this was the first bezel less phone. The catch to a 98 percent screen to body ratio was a pop up camera. We strongly believe that many phones in 2019 will embrace this feature.
Snapdragon 845, 660 and 636
Qualcomm announced that it plans to fully support Android P on select Snapdragon mobile platform. Having early access, that enabled Qualcomm to optimize its software on Snapdragon 845, 660 and 636 mobile platforms to ensure readiness for OEMs to upgrade to Android P at the time of launch.
Slimmer bezels, half-screen fingerprint scanner and pop-out camera
Although it did not bring any new smartphones to the MWC 2018 show, Chinese company Vivo brought a rather interesting concept device meant to demonstrate some future technologies, including the new screen with the slimmest bezels so far, half-screen fingerprint scanning, Screen SoundCasting technology, and pop-out motorized front camera.
Lenovo, Oppo, vivo, Xiaomi, ZTE and Wingtech devices in 2019
Qualcomm just announced in Beijing that together with Lenovo, OPPO, vivo, Xiaomi, ZTE and Wingtech, commercial availability of standard-compliant 5G New Radio (NR) devices is to be expected in 2019.
Future of unlocking
Our good friend Godfrey Cheng, an old friend who worked for ATI, AMD and now Synaptics has shown Fudzilla a Vivo prototype phone with in-display unlocking.
Is expected smartphone resurgence over?
There are signs that the shine is coming off a resurgence in smartphone sales as Huawei, Oppo and Vivo cut 10 percent of smartphone shipments than their original orders from the supply chain makers for the fourth quarter of 2017.
Thanks to Qualcomm's Fingerprint Sensors technology
While it was rumored that Apple could be the first to bring fingerprint scanning technology that can be placed under a screen, Vivo, a Chinese technology company, showed the first working prototype at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai, which uses Qualcomm's new Fingerprint Sensors technology.
Ranks third worldwide
After staying in second place in the overall Chinese smartphone market for two consecutive quarters, Huawei has managed to overtake Oppo to retake the top spot in the region during Q1 2017, according to a recent report from Canalys.
Mainstream devices now use larger displays than before
There is an increasing possibility that the smartphone industry may be headed towards supply shortages this year as China-based vendors are demanding rising volumes several key components, according to sources within Taiwanese supply chains.