Docomo variant of Sony D6503 Sirius features razor thin side bezels

Docomo variant of Sony D6503 Sirius features razor thin side bezels
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. In addition, the Docomo name now graces the area where the Japanese manufacturer had splashed its iconic trademark.

But more importantly, the side bezels are razor thin, even thinner than those on the LG G2. Most manufacturers have heard consumers loud and clear. Thick bezels went out of style a few years ago. And yes, Sony has offered Docomo users with their own version of a Sony smartphone before. Remember the Sony Xperia Z1f? That turned out to be a version of the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact for the Japanese carrier.

Or, this could be a case of mistaken identity and the Docomo branded phone could be a different model entirely. With MWC just days away, all will soon be revealed.


Thanks, Anonymous Tipster!

source: SForum.vn (translated)

FEATURED VIDEO

21 Comments

1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Wow. I can see only screen. Great job Sony, looks bezel less.

6. neops

Posts: 297; Member since: Jan 28, 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

16. drazwy

Posts: 354; Member since: Jan 15, 2014

Bingo. Looks like normal bezels to me.

19. Bioload25

Posts: 213; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

The top bezes are unbeliveably big --'

21. yudi.nemesis unregistered

yeah thats because stereo speakers at the top and the bottom of the phone + it also has bigger image sensor than average phones.

2. hafini_27

Posts: 948; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

That looks gorgeous!

3. Kishin

Posts: 706; Member since: May 30, 2013

I think they heard the complains...

4. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

@PA ~ 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: Jan 06, 2014

i'm pretty sure sony have a suprise for us .. Just wait

7. pwnarena

Posts: 1129; Member since: Feb 15, 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: 347; Member since: May 21, 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: 1346; Member since: Jun 20, 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!

14. Nabil2511

Posts: 152; Member since: Jan 27, 2014

loving this..

15. grahaman27

Posts: 364; Member since: Apr 05, 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. http://image.dhgate.com/albu_333199638_00-1.0x0/new-for-iphone-5-color-outer-front-lcd-digitizer.jpg

18. yudi.nemesis unregistered

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: Jul 31, 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: 354; Member since: Jan 15, 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.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.