Sony to introduce a “truly bezel-less” smartphone at IFA: Reports

Sony to introduce a smartphone with truly-bezels display to make the competition even tougher

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Highlights

    • Sony to introduce a smartphone with truly bezel-less display
    • Sony may introduce this smartphone at IFA
    • Sony to hold a press conference on 31 August

Sony is likely to introduce a truly bezel-less smartphone to compete with phones like the Galaxy S8, LG G6 and the Xiaomi Mi Mix. According to a post on Weibo, this new smartphone may get introduced at the IFA (Internationale Funkausstellung) Berlin 2017 which is being held from 1 September 2017 to 6 September 2017. The reports also suggest the phone will feature a 6-inch display with an aspect ratio of 18:9 and will use a Full active QHD display which will occupy the whole space at the front. Japan Display Inc(JDI), a joint venture by Sony, Toshiba, and Hitachi is said to supply the full-active high-resolution bezel-less display for the company, as per the reports.

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Source: GizmoChina

If this is the case, Sony may now finally change their typical design language and come up with something different. This phone may be the first “truly bezel-less” smartphone provided Sony gets everything right. We have seen bezel-less smartphones getting a lot of attention for some time now, but they each have come with their own set of drawbacks. The smartphones which came out with a claim of being bezel-less, are actually still not as close. These devices have a bezel at least at the chin of the device. Recently smartphone displays by Xiaomi, Samsung, LG, Nubia and even Elephone have attempted bezel-less smartphones, but each of them has had to have a frame at one point of the phone or the other. Now let’s see if Sony can create a smartphone that outshines its competitors.

Before the IFA 2017 begins, Sony is set to kick-off a press conference on 31 August 2017. Keep in mind, Sharp also has plans of introducing its “bezel-less” smartphone at  IFA 2017. It will be interesting to see so many bezel-less smartphones around, how each of them tries to address the biggest problem with “all-screen” smartphones, the durability of the display.