Elephone set to jump on the Mi MIX, bezel-free bandwagon

Generally speaking, smartphone fans seem to prefer as little bezel action as possible. The preference for edge-to-edge design is nothing particularly new, but Xiaomi's Mi MIX appears to have had an effect on the wider mobile arena. With a few OEMs said to be working on bezel-less concept phones, Chinese firm Elephone could also indulge in the near future. Known for bundling decent-sounding specs into remarkably cheap handsets, Elephone's so-called S8 looks uncannily similar to the MIX in the apparent press render above. 

The bezels on the top and the two longer sides of the Elephone S8 will be almost non-existent, according to a report from Tech Updates. But while the profile is rather easy on the eye, the display and finish won't be the only exciting implementations. There will also be a deca-core processor, 128 GB internal storage, and an innovative fingerprint sensor and camera set up. Further details are seemingly under wraps at the moment, though, so we'll have to wait and see precisely what Elephone has in the works. 

Leaks of borderless designs from the likes of Meizu and also Nubia indicate that the Mi MIX will have a significant influence over its peers. With Elephone now set to join the party, it's clear that Chinese vendors are keen to declare war on bezels. 

Many will be hoping that the likes of Apple, Samsung and other global market leaders will soon do likewise. Whether they will or not remains to be seen, but given the warm reception to the Mi MIX across the tech world, we certainly wouldn't write it off. 

source: Tech Updates

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Mi MIX
  • Display 6.4" 1080 x 2040 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2340 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 4400 mAh

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9 Comments

1. DGxumbreo7

Posts: 63; Member since: Nov 27, 2016

nice.

2. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Elephone brand phone are quite reasonably price. Will check it out in the near future.

3. monoke

Posts: 1161; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Let the bezel-less revolution begin! This may be the first screen finger print scanner too. Sweet.

4. BigBoss10

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

Elephone = Elephant xD

5. TheOracle1

Posts: 2260; Member since: May 04, 2015

Elephone are a rubbish company. Poor software and hardware and that's only if their announced phones even make it to the market.

6. aegislash

Posts: 1495; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Can we stop calling these devices bezel-free? Yes they have virtually no top or side bezel, but they still have a chin which is bezel. Seems more appropriate to call them 'near bezel-less'.

7. uzbek-mobile-man

Posts: 118; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

Bezel-less concept phones are not important, the most important things of the phone are, firstly, reception and call quality, secondly, camera quality, hardware, software, battery, charging and others. If the phone is a bezel-less concept phone, but it's call quality isn't good enough, then it's an unnecessary phone. Right?

8. ADELAROCHE

Posts: 5; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

so strange,why elephone and umi like to publish the smae news most of time?

9. Zipel2099

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 12, 2016

We already know how elephone works, poorly built products, lack of support, null updates and devices that malfunction, never again

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