Feb 8, 2018

Mysterious Vivo smartphone with an almost 100 percent screen-to-body ratio surfaces: Is it the Vivo Xplay7?

A mysterious Vivo smartphone, believed to be the Vivo Xplay7, recently shows up in the Chinese microblogging website Weibo. Interestingly, the device in question has no top and side bezels, minimal bottom bezel, and an almost 100 percent screen-to-body ratio.

After unveiling the first-ever smartphone with an in-display fingerprint scanner back at the CES 2018 last month, Vivo is now gearing up to create a new milestone in the mobile industry. A sketchy image of a mysterious Vivo phone with no top and side bezels, minimal bottom bezel, and an almost 100 percent screen-to-body ratio recently leaked in the Chinese microblogging site Weibo. What phone could it be? Recently, we heard about the upcoming Vivo X30 that is said to arrive with a full-screen display and a tiny notch on top, resembling the Apple iPhone X. Well, we did not spot any notch on the device in question so it can't be the Vivo X30, which leave us to assume the device might be none other than the Vivo Xplay7.

As the device doesn't seem to feature any bezels on top or even a tiny iPhone X-like notch, we are left with the question, where could have they'd place the selfie shooter and the necessary sensors for it.

Bear with us as we have two sets of speculations regarding this move: Vivo might either embed the front-facing camera and the sensors under the screen or integrate a flipping camera from behind as what we saw in the Doogee Mix 3.

The fingerprint scanner, on the other hand, is already expected to be under the display just like its close relative, the Vivo X20Plus UD. While it might also come with a rear-mounted biometric sensor, we believe that Vivo will push through the Under-Display fingerprint scanner with this one, as it would be such a waste not to incorporate it to a device with a screen to body ratio as this. As of now, we can't confirm nor vouch for the integrity of the leaked image. We'll keep you updated once new information comes in.