It seems that the next big thing in smartphone design will be shrinking down the bezels. LG launched the G6 this year with an 80 percent screen coverage while Samsung, with its Infinity display on the Galaxy S8, has taken bezel trimming to a new level.

Of course, this isn’t new as Xiaomi launched the gorgeous Mi Mix which is way ahead of LG or Samsung and even Sharp tried doing the same with its Aquos Crystal smartphone back in 2014.

According to a report from Korea’s ETnews, both the Korean smartphone giants are working on phones that will have displays covering almost 100 percent of the front. How will that be implemented? Well, the smartphone makers are working on displays that will have curved edges on all four sides. If done right, smartphones could have screen-to-body ratios of up to 98 percent which means the display would cover the entire front.

Not only will a smartphone with such screen coverage look brilliant, but it will also allow smartphone vendors to offer large screens without having to compromise on the overall dimensions of the handset. Of course, the most obvious concern will be that these handsets will be more prone to damage including scratches and cracks. Another issue that vendors will face is the placement of the front camera and sensors which usually sit on top of the display.

Hopefully smartphone makers will find a way.

What is your take on full-screen smartphones? Yay or nay?

Publish date: April 26, 2017 5:02 pm| Modified date: April 26, 2017 5:02 pm

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