Gawk hopelessly at these new all-screen Sharp phones you won't be able to get outside Japan

We always counted on the Japanese firm to lead the bezel-less movement, as it's always had a thing for making minimally framed phones...
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41 Comments

1. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

We need bezels to be able to hold the phone properly.

4. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2389; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I actually thought that way a couple years ago but I started to pay more attention to how I handled my phones and noticed that I cradle mine in my hand and use my pinky finger as a prop. But I don't actually grab the phone by the sides but instead by the back.

7. GREATexpectations

Posts: 16; Member since: Jun 20, 2017

Ditto

13. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

If they stopped making phones so damned thin they'd be easier to grab bezel or no.

17. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

That's great for you but I still fell the need for some bezels on all the sides so to be able to hold the phone without accidentally touching the screen from the sides.

29. J3amos

Posts: 12; Member since: Sep 05, 2015

lucky you! get a Sony

30. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Only the XZ Premium is worth considering for me now But its bezels are too fat, whereas I like minimal bezels like the LG G6.

15. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

You only need 2-3mm of bezel mostly on the side to prevent accidental touch.

20. starche

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 27, 2017

"you hold it wrong" buddy :-)

22. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

It was, "you're holding it wrong".

2. Cat97

Posts: 1897; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

That will be my next phone. Can't ask for more, really !

18. AmashAziz

Posts: 2930; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You can't ask for more after a SD 660?

3. monoke

Posts: 1162; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

Well the future is now and Sharp has shown everybody the way. Wish they would expand their reach outside Japan tho.

5. vincelongman

Posts: 5696; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Its pretty amazing how advance Sharp's displays have been: Bezel-less back in 2014 120Hz back in 2015 Can't wait until their (and LG's) OLEDs become widespread like Samsung's

6. Chaise unregistered

Japanese firm? You mean Chinese now.

8. TechNeck

Posts: 652; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Sharp phones are Japanese exclusive.

12. TheOracle1

Posts: 2299; Member since: May 04, 2015

Foxconn (Taiwan) owns Sharp now. So Chinese is correct and it gives us hope we can actually buy these phones.

26. gotoAndDie

Posts: 82; Member since: Jun 13, 2015

No, it isn't. Chinese is Chinese and Taiwanese is Taiwanese. They have different styles; Xiaomi, Meizu and Huawei are Chinese; ASUS and HTC are Taiwanese.

28. TheOracle1

Posts: 2299; Member since: May 04, 2015

China (Peoples Republic of China) is a country as is Taiwan (Republic of China) but they're both Chinese. The only difference is their politics.

31. Sealblaighter

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

You are wrong. They do not own the whole company. Flagship smart phones are STILL made in Japan. The same goes for TV too.

33. TheOracle1

Posts: 2299; Member since: May 04, 2015

No one said they were made by Foxconn in Taiwan but they own Sharp. Period. Taiwan's Foxconn Completes Acquisition of Sharp - WSJ

34. Sealblaighter

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Only 66 percent.

36. TheOracle1

Posts: 2299; Member since: May 04, 2015

51% of any company is a controlling interest, not to talk of 66%. Do you know anything about business?

37. Sealblaighter

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I am saying what I have read. The Internet says 66%. Foxconn does NOT own the whole company believe me.

39. TheOracle1

Posts: 2299; Member since: May 04, 2015

66% is a controlling interest so they effectively own the company. What don't you understand about that?

38. Sealblaighter

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I have talked with somebody about a flagship Sharp smart phone, and he says it was made in Japan. Flagship Sharp smart phones are made in Japan. I know this from other source too. So do not worry, you can still buy made in Japan Sharp devices.

40. TheOracle1

Posts: 2299; Member since: May 04, 2015

Again, no one is saying otherwise. The point is that in the past they have been Japanese exclusive and required some modding to work elsewhere. Now that they're owned by Foxconn the hope is that they'll become more widely available.

41. Sealblaighter

Posts: 428; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

I would also like to se Japanese smart phones in my country.

9. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

Looks sexy. I thought Sony was going to do this at ifa. Maybe they will use the same display.

10. NoAllegiance unregistered

So this is why Foxconn bought Sharp, interesting.
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