Look, Ma, no bezel! Samsung working on a frameless Galaxy B Android handset for Q3

Look, Ma, no bezel! Samsung working on a frameless Galaxy B Android handset for Q3
Now this is getting ridiculous - just when one decides to buy an awesome phone he read about yesterday, today comes a rumor about something awesome-er and knocks down yesterday's determination.

Such is the case with the latest rumor, coming out of Korea, that Samsung is almost ready with an Android phone it's been prepping for a while that sports no screen bezel, and might launch it in Q2 or Q3. This coincides with the info we noticed in OLED technology presentations that Q2 will see Samsung's OLED factory switching to mass production methods for new screen types.

Tentatively named Galaxy B, the source says this phone will have a bezel only to host the earpiece and the camera at the top, no side frame, and no buttons underneath it. We don't have to tell you what this means of course - that Samsung might have finally cracked the code how to cram a 5" display into a 4.3" body, or something of that magnitude.

Not to mention that it will probably look futuristic, like those concept videos we've seen here and there, where your device is mostly a screen - we actually used the one from Corning for the thumb. 

Samsung certainly has the engineering prowess to pull this off. It has been hammering (litterally) AMOLED displays with plastic substrates, and its investment Corning came out with a Lotus Glass layer for its AMOLED displays, so we have all prerequisites for a frameless screen existence. Read about the benefits of plastic substrate OLEDs in our interview with researcher Michael G. Helander.

Whether this rumor ties with Samsung spokesperson's claim about outing a phone in the first half of this year with flexible OLED display we don't know, but if it does, Samsung will certainly keep the lazy summer months interesting.

source: MK via SammyHub



1. Guest_star

Posts: 231; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

very nice

2. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Perhaps this is why we haven't heard anything of the galaxy s3 yet,could this be it?

22. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

what better device to push new designs and tech, but their super fueled flagships. I really hope that its in the SGS3. :)

3. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

hey this and that CES video image match ..........

4. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

iFans, where are you? xD


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

"Sorry, iDoNot understand or relAte; we need large bezels and tiNy lcd's on our iOS deviCes. Can iGet you diRections to the mall? The weather today will be 25° and snow (in MiAmi)." "……please don't forget to turn me off."

12. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

BORING, as usual.

29. alx33

Posts: 32; Member since: Oct 07, 2011


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6. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

Holy fk...that is unreal !!

7. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

ok, this will finally kill the iPhone. not a set of inside features, but this one. it will make any standard phone to look outdated, including the iPhone5.

8. Stinger2U

Posts: 16; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

Although the concept looks great, I can't help but wonder how many accidental presses (touches) this phone will receive. Looks to me that you'll have to learn how to hold this phone in order to avoid any accidental presses. Even though my last two phones had bezels (DUH:-)) if i held them with a tighter grip a piece of my skin would touch the screen ever so slightly, and therefore activate a certain app or function. My personal opinion is that this will be a pain in the ass to use. Of course unless those pesky engineers figure something out :-)

33. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

personally, i don't think i will be bothered with the lack of side bezel, other than in tablets where you need some place to rest your fingers.. but in mobile phones, i don't think it will be that troublesome.. but i agree that it may lead to accidental presses.. but from my own experience, it is actually the capacitive buttons that are always accidentally pressed, not the side of the screen, unless you grip it really hard your palm skin is squeezed from the side of the phone to the screen.. but, until now, that will only be an opinion of mine.. i have not used that kind of device, so i could only infer.. but my opinion may change after the device is out and i can play with it.. but so far, that's great news..

36. Captain_Doug

Posts: 1037; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Even with tablets, the bezels currently there are a little too big. I hold a 7-8" tablet with one hand easy(around the back) and then i use my other hand to interact, if i plan on using 2 hands i put it down on a surface. Phones don't need bezels(an outside layer of metal/rubber is fine) 7-8" tablets don't need much and 10" tablets need a good thumb size bezel. That or a handle on the back.... Just kidding.

10. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

My only concern is, will it easily break if fall down? Yet, it look so amazing!

19. crysiswarmonger

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Flexible amoled Gorilla glass is amazingly strong. I would worry about finding it... where is that phone.

34. bayusuputra

Posts: 963; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

i don't think so.. there are some phones with glass that are protruding from the body, like the nokia N9/lumia 800, but i don't think they'll break that easily.. especially with protective glass, which should be present in this phone according to the article..

11. serpa4

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 24, 2012

It won't be an iPhone killer. People who buy iPhones are after iOS, not cool technology. Otherwise it would have been beat by existing phones. IPhone don't offer anything, technology wise, that current phones don't have. I'd love the SGSIII with or without the display technology. Accidental touching can be controled by software like palm check on laptop computer touch pads. Right handed, the finger wrap-around and touching the edge of the screen will look different then the tip of a finger as well as the edge of your thumb touching the screen.

15. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

"People who buy iPhones are after...." Looks, man. Looks.

23. MayorMcJustin

Posts: 6; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

People who are after the iPhone are after just that half eaten silver apple on the back of the phone. How many times do you see people with an iphone that is running a rediculously outdated OS. You cant say looks because before the 4, THEY DIDNT DO ANYTHING DIFFERENT.

13. cellphonator

Posts: 298; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

Looks promising, but I think we're still too far from that.

14. twenti7

Posts: 152; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

Next-gen Galaxy Note perhaps? This would be a perfect way to keep the gigantuan screen but make the phone slightly less awkward to hold and/or make calls from.

16. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

serpa, you are very mistaken. people buy iPhone mostly because it is classy, and trendy.

17. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

Oh please Samsung, please patent the design with no bezel! I'm sure they would let other manufacturers use it, especialy those that use Samsung screens... But this would be devestating to Apple - i can only imagine future phones existing without a bezel...

18. max9777

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 11, 2011

I like that song. Only if I knew what artists its by :) Edit: NVM Found it :)

20. lukasound

Posts: 152; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

SoundHound it ;)

21. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

that is crazy video made me bust a nut

24. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

futuristic.. but wont work.. but wont tell you guys why... dont want to spoil this happy fest...

27. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

umm.. because apple didnt "invent" it first? is that what you were going to say? lol

28. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

nop it has nothing to to with Apple... for being an Apple hater you do talk a lot about Apple. more than me..

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