Docomo variant of Sony D6503 Sirius features razor thin side bezels
0. phoneArena 20 Feb 2014, 10:14 posted on
MWC is going to be chock full of excitement this year, and as usual, we will be right there in the middle of things to report back to you. For example, consider this new discovery in Vietnam of a front panel said to be for a NTT Docomo variant of the Sony D6503 Sirius, aka the Sony Xperia Z2. Compared to a video that purportedly shows the D6503 Sirius, the Docomo model has the Sony name on the bottom, instead of the top...
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1. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
Wow. I can see only screen. Great job Sony, looks bezel less.
6. neops (Posts: 285; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)
No razor thin bezels in any of these photos.
Especialy in third, the panel is obviusly upside-down
and you just can't see the width of the bezels because
are partialy covered by the display itself
21. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
yeah thats because stereo speakers at the top and the bottom of the phone + it also has bigger image sensor than average phones.
4. vipervoid123 (Posts: 163; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
If the panel is true ~
Then the "Z2" in the vidoe probably prototype ~
Or just a copy of Z1 with Z2 software ~
5. mokhtar (Posts: 405; Member since: 06 Jan 2014)
i'm pretty sure sony have a suprise for us .. Just wait
7. pwnarena (Posts: 1129; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)
that will become thicker once the waterproofing components get into the picture. that's just the display itself. they will still add the usual rim for the z series design. the final device will be nowhere that thin.
8. SonyPS4 (Posts: 344; Member since: 21 May 2013)
Now haters will complain bezel is too thin and user will accidentally touch the screen.
9. MrTzr (unregistered)
I don't really care if it has extremely thin bezels or not. As long as they are close to the Z then it's fine with me. I just want that them to use capacitive buttons, as on-screen buttons just waste the screen and don't have any advantages...
13. Feanor (Posts: 705; Member since: 20 Jun 2012)
They have; The are higher placed than physical buttons and thus you strain your thumb much less and you have a firmer grip on your telephone rather than precariously holding it from the far bottom edge, plus they swap orientation between portrait and landscape. Once Android 4.4 immersive mode becomes more widespread, on screen buttons will have almost no disadvantages.
10. 1701nino (unregistered)
You know what,this Is getting ridiculous with the bezels.I haven't seen a phone at in 2-3 years with thick bezels.
11. Amir1 (unregistered)
this is probably Z2 high-end sidekick, i guess maybe ZL2.
12. Väliaikainen (unregistered)
Oh that's amazing! Love you SONY!
15. grahaman27 (Posts: 361; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
I dont mean to be THAT GUY, but this is JUST THE DIGITIZER, not the entire phone. iphones have super thin digitizers as well, yet their bezels are pretty bad.
18. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)
I'm not sure what are you trying do but the picture clearly show us there is no differences between iphone digitizer and the iPhone it self.
There is no question that iphone has one of the biggest top and bottom bezels but it also has thin side bezels.
And just for comparison iPhone 5 is only 58.6 mm wide and Galaxy Ace 3 is 62.7 mm wide.
17. zachattack (Posts: 621; Member since: 31 Jul 2013)
people are either blind or stupid, that thing looks sexy and will dominate things like LG or Samsung. Can't wait to see it hit verizon :)
20. drazwy (Posts: 198; Member since: 15 Jan 2014)
The issue here is that in image 1, it's the same part just flipped over. So what you are seeing on the left is the backside of the digitizer which tells is nothing of what the bezels will look like. In image 4, you can clearly see the bezels since it's powered up, and while it's thinner than the Z1, it's not ground breaking. It's on par with current gen.