More images of the Oppo R7 – prepare for the battle of bezel-less smartphones!


Well, folks, just a week ago, China-based company LeTV unveiled its "superphones" – the LeTV One, One Pro, and One Max (yes, yet another phone that's named "One" – just in case you weren't feeling confused enough). What's special about these phones, aside from a promise of cheap pricing for the powerful hardware that they pack, is the bezel-less appearance that they sport, making them look slightly futuristic and just plain gorgeous.

You might have thought that LeTV will be the only manufacturer to offer such radiant phones, but, as we probably should have expected, another company from LeTV's homeland has also announced that it will be pushing a bezel-less smartphone out of its gates as well. The competitor is called PPTV and is also in the video streaming business – just like LeTV. So far, there has been no word on hardware, but there are 3 renders, which show an incredibly slim handset with a curved back, and side-to-side screen. Its front also appears pleasantly symmetrical, with what looks to be a home button mirroring the speaker (or could those be stereo speakers?).

And, of course, let's not forget about the Oppo R7 – the successor of last year's R5, which took the prize for “thinnest phone in the world” (albeit, it was short-lived, as it was quickly beaten by the Vivo X5 Max). Hardware details about the R7 are still hazy, though, it is believed that it will rock a 64-bit octa-core MediaTek MT6795 SoC, contrary to the Snapdragon 615 that was installed in its predecessor, and speculations say its camera sensor will have a 20.7 MP resolution. And, most of all, it will look gorgeous – check out these new images below!

Well, 2014 was the year of the thinnest phones, we feel like it's safe to say that 2015 will be the year of bezel-less handsets. By the way, just to be clear – these phones don't really have their actual display stretch side to side, as that's still a hard task to achieve with today's technology. Instead, they have the glass on top of the screen curved all the way over to the sides, redirecting the light that comes from the display and making it glow all the way to the edges of the phone.


source: Sina (translated) via GSMDome

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13 Comments

1. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

That is seriously insane. When you're reading a webpage, once you get to the side, the phone just ends after the display, crazy.

2. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

actually there is a bezel but the 2.5D glass make it thinner than what it really is ( illusions )

4. kobainez

Posts: 454; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

No, if it didn't use that 2.5d glass it will still look bezelless

9. neonix

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 04, 2014

Might wanna read the article again (or for the first time at all). I'll quote it for you: "these phones don't really have their actual display stretch side to side, as that's still a hard task to achieve with today's technology. Instead, they have the glass on top of the screen curved all the way over to the sides, redirecting the light that comes from the display and making it glow all the way to the edges of the phone."

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Cases will make it perfect IMO.

3. Bondurant

Posts: 784; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Will never get released. They will show it off for attention but real device will be totally different and lame and costlier than iphone.

5. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Pretty but.. Imagine all the accidental touches.

8. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

"these phones don't really have their actual display stretch side to side, as that's still a hard task to achieve with today's technology. Instead, they have the glass on top of the screen curved all the way over to the sides, redirecting the light that comes from the display and making it glow all the way to the edges of the phone."

11. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

I wont comment that if I haven't experienced such problems with slim side bezels, my hands are small, and using phones one handed while gripping it causes accidental touches (grip is required due to the number of robbers in our country, and cant risk dropping it).

10. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Everyone is complaining about this but I've never encountered this problem IRL..

12. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

1. Not everyone is complaining, many like it. 2. Not everyone has hands as big as yours.

6. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Meizu's MX4 Pro looks cool though.

13. monoke

Posts: 1172; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

The future is now! Looks amazing. Should have gone with on screen navigation keys though for cleaner look.

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