Well, it’s 2017 and it’s the year of no bezels. One company, Sony, has been a notorious lover of bezels and that is why the rumour that the company is working on a truly bezel-less device is very exciting. The latest Sony Xperia device, the XZ Premium, has bezels enough to build a full Galaxy S8 device.
According to a Weibo post, Sony is about to break the news with the announcement of a “true” bezel-less device at IFA. The post claims that Sony is working on a 6-inch LCD display device with an 18:9 aspect ratio.
As much as you should, as usual, take this news with a pinch of salt, a partly-owned subsidiary of Sony, JDI – which is a display maker, has announced that it has started production of its proprietary Full Active QHD display.
To solidify these claims, Sony has already sent out press invites for a product announcement on August 31, which is just before IFA commences.
We have already seen near-zero bezels with the Samsung Galaxy S8, The LG G6 and even the Xiaomi Mi Mix but none of them has managed to get rid of the bezels completely.
Sharp, the first company to actually shed off bezels way back in 2014 before it was cool enough for Samsung to do it. Sharp has already teased the release of two devices with zero bezels at the front. The Sharp FS8016 and FS8010 come with 5.5-inch displays with a resolution of 2048 x 1080 pixels.
Other specifications of the Sharp devices are the 12MP and 8MP dual cameras at the back, 4 or 6GB or RAM and modest Snapdragon 660 and Snapdragon 330 for the FS8016 and the FS8010 respectively.
Honestly, I am a huge fan of Sony, I still have my Xperia Z3 lying somewhere in my drawers, and I cannot wait to see the new Xperias that Sony have lined up.