Captivating images of a bezel-less Oppo phone crop up
posted by Chris P. / Mar 23, 2015, 4:53 AM
According to the source of the images, the screen we're seeing is a 5.5-inch unit, but beyond that, little else is known about the mysterious device at this point. It is important to note that the aforementioned patent filing describes Oppo using special tech to diffract light at the very end of the display's physical body in order to create the illusion that no/little bezel is present. Obviously, there's still one holding things in place, it's just extremely slim. You can see the effect this creates in the images below.
It's way too early to draw any conclusions, but one thing seems almost certain at this point – bezel-free smartphones are now well on their way to market reality.
Posts: 84; Member since: Aug 17, 2012
it looks weird lol add some bezels back. it only looks good if there are no bezels on all 4 sides. ppl complain about the bezels and then when there isnt any ppl complain it needs more bezels. haha humans are ridiculous.
posted on Mar 23, 2015, 4:57 AM 2
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Indeed, I don't understand these "bezel wars" today.
posted on Mar 23, 2015, 5:00 AM 0
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This is absolutely pointless. You need at least some bezels to hold a phone comfortably.
posted on Mar 23, 2015, 5:03 AM 1
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I have doubt of accidentally unwanted touching sides of phone. This could ruin the experience.
posted on Mar 23, 2015, 5:12 AM 0
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There is technology to prevent just that...
posted on Mar 23, 2015, 7:57 AM 0
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It's probably using the projection technique that allows slimming of bezels, as shown in their recent patent application. http://www.gizchina.com/2015/0
What will be interesting to see, is how that projection (actual LCD being deeper down in the body) affects viewing angles, touch sensitivity at the edges and body thickness.
posted on Mar 23, 2015, 5:43 AM 0
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Sharp made this with Aquos and nobody paid attention. Sammy released S6 edge and now every Chinese company will be doing the zero bezel fad. You really can't tell if a pioneer technology will click today or become a trend within years. I think it's cool if somebody bring back phone designs with small side and back grooves to add extra grip.
posted on Mar 23, 2015, 6:06 AM 0
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what if there ARE bezels, but they are just screen bezels? that cannot be touched accidentally. just merely for the look of not having bezels? Anyone think of that? Just bc its a screen doesnt mean you can accidentally 'touch' it or that you cannot hold it....
posted on Mar 23, 2015, 8:20 AM 0
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It's looks like an old iPhone mockup done by fans. -http://www.actuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/iphone-7-sans-bordures.jpg I'm glad Oppo did it, so if Apple does do it, we can say see, Apple copies yet again. lol. The only problem? Dropping it. No bezel means no protection. No protection means quick breaks. Could also break in your pocket.
posted on Mar 23, 2015, 1:32 PM 0
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