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Motorola may be ditching the bezel and going all screen

0. phoneArena 31 Aug 2012, 17:57 posted on

According to a new report, Motorola may be working on a smartphone that has no bezel at all and is just the smartphone display from edge-to-edge, which is a bold design move, and it may even have some practical benefits...

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posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:09 22

1. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I cannot wait till someone says that phones NEED a bezel. Cannot wait. Super excited for it. Yay.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:15 18

5. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


The thing is tho....phones do NEED one. If you have an edge to edge display, I would be constantly worried about dropping it. That is your glass display taking the full force of the drop, not the bezel.

Not only that but you would constantly be accidently touching the screen just by holding it on each sides.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:21 10

8. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1539; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


You can use a non-responsive virtual bezel around the screen. Problem solved. You can still have a bigger screen in a smaller space with no accidental touches.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:36 5

13. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


I'd be worried about dropping any phone, bezel or no. I don't touch my phone on the sides. I hold my fingers on the back and my thumb touches the front. How do you hold your phone?

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:45 4

16. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


My thumb holds the right top corner of the bezel while my fingers hold the left middle side of the bezel.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:51 16

22. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Someone might almost question: are ye 'holding it wrong' !!!

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 20:16 3

32. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Kingkouroggi good news for him. He loves MOTO!

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:56 2

42. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5711; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


this isn't really news to me. PA is talking about the Razr M and don't realize it. xD

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:45 3

17. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Yeah, this. Also, is it just me, or do phones look kinda ugly without a bezel?

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 20:11

31. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Edge2Edge, if only Motorola make's this phone and Edge2Edge
design, with flat rear surface....! "CONCEPT" The stuff of dreams!

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 00:44 1

41. RomeoJDR (Posts: 244; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)


Hmmm, and what is the entire back of the iPhone made of? Sure it can crack but overall it's been proven a pretty durable phone. Edge to edge screen will be awesome as you can have around a 20% increase in display while keeping the same dimensions in your hand. And, as someone else pointed out, I expect the worst when I drop my phone on a hard surface anyways.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 19:40 5

27. MeoCao (unregistered)


Bezel-less screen will pose some challenges, but not huge challenges I guess.

And that's exciting.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 20:59 1

34. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Could this be the new form-factor for the RAZR HD? Fortunately, the official word will be released Sept. 5th. Lots of new toys are getting ready to hit the market. Decisions, decisions. Which one to buy?

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 01:14 4

44. Femto (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


I want a phone that's all bezel and no screen.

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 01:17

45. Femto (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)


Oh wait. It's already been done - the Motorola Razr. Shazam! Jk. Those are good phones :)

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 01:23

46. torr310 (Posts: 892; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


Phone needs buttons on the screen.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:11 3

2. Hemlocke (unregistered)


I'm not sure how well that would work, but I will wait and see. The thin One S I had didn't have much side bezel, and I had a lot of accidental inputs just grabbing it.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:13 2

4. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1539; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


I knew someone was going to say that... Read my comment below.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:12 7

3. TylerGrunter (Posts: 1539; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


I think no bezel is a good idea actually. The disadvantage that most of the people mention is that you would press some buttons involuntarely, but the fact is that there is some area arond the buttons with nothing in it. Make that area non touch sensitve (via software) and problem solved, you have a bigger screen with no issues. Some kind of "virtual bezel" if you want, shows images but you canĀ“t press it.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:49 3

20. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


in a way this sort of technology has already been introduced by Samsung on the note 10.1 and the new galaxy note 2. When using the s pen if you accidently press on the sides of the screen with parts of your hands the software built in is designed to reject any input by accidental screen presses.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 19:43

28. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


isn't it called palm rejection? Not sure...

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 19:23 2

24. christianqwerty (Posts: 467; Member since: 05 May 2011)


Ok guys... Have you Thoight about how you would be able to put on a case? You wouldn't be able to use a case on a phone like that.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:16 1

6. aokde (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)


well someone will post this sooner or later :D
no bezel means accidental screen touches....
though i really would like to see a smartphone with such screen, makes look premium :D

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:41 1

15. Captain_Doug (Posts: 1017; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Not necessarily. The edge of the screen doesn't have to be touch sensitive. I'm sure that could be figured out regardless.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:17 2

7. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


This i am excited to see how it turns out. Motorola has a track record recently of producing extremely thin but durable and very premium robust devices. If they repeat this with a bezelless device we could possible see a 5 inch screen on a handset only slightly larger than a gs2.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:28

9. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


I kinda like having a bezel on my Maxx... it prevents accidental touch input. ;-)

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:30 2

10. roscuthiii (Posts: 2226; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Sorry guys, I didn't get the memo. We're doing the, "no bezel is gooder" thing now right?

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:30 4

11. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)


putting a otterbox on that thing will be a b!&^*&

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 18:34 2

12. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3109; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)


Wouldn't most covers actually....dare I say.....Cover the display? Lol

posted on 01 Sep 2012, 15:46

53. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Typically, there is some bezel. Even the GS III has a small amount of bezel along the sides. I doubt the Moto unit will be totally bezel-free. As long as there is some bezel, the case should not cover the actual screen.

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