Sony to Shed Off Bezels from their 2017 Flagships Just Before IFA

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JDI Bezelless display
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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

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.

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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.

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  1. bezel-less designs will be more popular now thanks to apple. samsung and lg were afraid of circling earpiece with a screen haha


  2. Noooo!! Not you Sony. “Form over function” designs taking over. I’ve never been excited about this bezel less phones. Well, for Sony the change might be less “brutal”(fingerprint reader doesn’t need to be moved).


    • true. btw do you know apple has patented the fingerprint design that sony uses? (on the side). thats why they disable fingerprint readers in the US. apple wakiwafuata nje itabidi pia hio watoe.. haha


      • You are right that It has something to do with a patent relating to the fingerprint reader.However, I’m not sure whether its the side mounted design that is the issue(or whether Apple is involved). Its usually there even on U.S phones and can even be enabled by using a different rom-which would void your warranty in most cases.


        • Check fingerprint reader patents awarded to Apple this year and last year… I won’t share a link here though. Just Google “apple fingerprint reader on power button patent”


          • Actually, I was wrong. It seems to be because of carrier deals that Sony made in the US with its first Xperias. If it was because of Apple’s patents, and they use different fingerprint technologies anyways, then other smartphone manufacturer’s would have had to do the same, especially those that use similar hardware, like Huawei but that is not the case. You can find Sony’s official statement regarding this issue at MWC 2017 here: https://www.androidcentral.com/sony-fingerprint-sensors-us-deals


          • This is true. The disabled fingerprint reader on Sony Xperias shipped to the US is due to carriers. However, Sony does let users flash ROMs from other regions to enable the reader however they say that this voids the warranty.

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