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.
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.