Rendering of Motorola's edge-to-edge bezeless phone shows how the concept might look

Rendering of Motorola's edge-to-edge bezeless phone shows how the concept might look
Just the other day, word leaked about a smartphone being made by Motorola with an edge-to-edge screen and no bezel. There are smartphone users who for one reason or another, simply do not like thick bezels. Removing the bezel would allow Motorola to increase the size of the screen on a model, while keeping the phone's dimensions the same. The bezel-free unit is said to be one of the phones that Motorola and Verizon will introduce on September 5th during their press event. The handset is said to be LTE enabled.

Reddit user Edalol has come out with a rendering of what he thinks such an edge-to-edge screened Android handset would look like. A thin rim at top prevents accidental pressing of the screen. Extra space at the top and bottom of the device leaves room for the speaker and to allow the user to hold the device in landscape mode.

Without channeling the late Steve Jobs, a bezel free phone would require the user to hold it in a certain way as to prevent your palm from setting off a touch input. Perhaps Motorola followed the example set by laptop manufacturers. The latter uses special software to prevent a user's palm from accidentally clicking on a link with a wayward palm.

So what's the verdict? Would you like to see smartphones go bezel-free or would you prefer to have some type of barrier between the edge of your phone and the edge of the screen.
source: Edalol via RedmondPie


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1. Hunt3rj2

Posts: 396; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

The concept is from Reddit...

21. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Concept phones are not available for the public.

2. MeoCao unregistered

Wow!!

44. MeoCao unregistered

looking at the rendering I don't feel bezel is a must for phones.

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Looks too familiar.

6. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

I bet it does....

26. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

What does it look like exactly, because if you are looking at the bottom picture then you aren't doing it right, champ.

55. Jphones

Posts: 256; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

where you see that at genius i would really like to know because i think we all be on phonearena just like you and we've never seen it? yeah thought so

4. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

*facepalm COMBO* this rumored "bezel-less" phone is the Razr M. just look it at and you can see how "bezel-less" is merely a slight exaggeration.

10. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

im not to sure bout that... ...but hey what do you think about this: an edge to edge screen where you can customize your own bezel! =D >settings >display >bezel: *thickness *texture *color *auto-hide for fullscreen modes

18. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

I think so. I don't think Moto will have more than the Razr HD and the Razr M (or what I still slightly believe to be the Razr 2) in store for the 5th. I think it's a little more than a coincidence that the Razr M has such a tiny bezel and is certainly going to be announced on the same day as this supposed bezel-less wonder phone. that would be neat. o:

25. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

I dont think they will introduce a bezeless phone either. I think PA is running out of ideas with 2 days left. Gotta keep that hype momentum goin you kno ;)

5. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

So they show a picture of am iPhone? How classic of PA

7. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

lol....I didnt know what you meant until I looked at the 2nd pic.

14. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

While proving that iphones are not used one handed!

8. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Edge to edge screen, bezel free should give us a bigger screen with making the phone that much bigger. I'm all for it.

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Yep, I want the bezel to go, or, be as small as possible - the more screen space the better.

11. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

O come on Motorola, why the curves! Why not also Edge2Edge frames? But really like the looks....!

15. theBankRobber

Posts: 682; Member since: Sep 22, 2011

Well thet way I guess apple can't sue for the rectangle patent they so call claim to own. Lol

13. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i think it looks good!

16. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Am I the only one who think edge to edge screens look ugly, no matter what the device they're on? I mean, any concept design I see with no bezel just makes me go, "Bleh."

31. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

I have to agree with you, not sure why all the thumbsdown. I think, when done right, a bezel adds a sense style to the phone (like picture frames on paintings). I too find every bezel-less concept out there "not attractive" :/

33. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

How does a black border give style to a phone? Content matters, a bezel isn't content. Being able to see more of a website, more video, more gaming and not having to see the black border sounds nice to me. Plus, since screens aren't black when they are off but rather a dark grey the bezel never matches.

37. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

What was a good example that you missed in his comment is this, "I think, when done right, a bezel adds a sense style to the phone (like picture frames on paintings)." Which is exactly right. What would pictures be without their frames? Just not as appealing. Without a bezel, it just seems... Not right. Like something is off. To each his own I suppose.

40. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

You aren't talking about pictures, we are talking about a phone. Go to a movie theater and ask them to add a bezel to the movie, tell me that it looks better.

41. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

you're not holding a movie theater screen in your hands.

43. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Which has nothing to do with appearance, if you are going to make a statement please do so in the context of the argument. You aren't holding a picture with a frame in your hand either, but I don't see you disagreeing with that statement.

46. HäckeMáte

Posts: 168; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Even movie theatres have curtains. They decorate add elegance and compliment the screen. Some manufacturers use cheap plastic and I can see why you would prefer no bezel. If you dont like bezels good for you, but why must you shove your no-bezel preference down everybodys throat?

47. phitch

Posts: 214; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

Down everyone's throat? I am sorry, I didn't realize the audience of PhoneArena included everyone, nor did I realize that I was shoving it down their throat. Movie Theaters generally don't have curtains they are considered a major fire hazard. You realize that you are the only one shoving anything down anyone's throat. If Motorola creates a non-bezeled phone guess what, you don't have to buy it. You don't have to look at it, you don't have to like it, and you will still have plenty of alternatives to it. What is the purpose of coming into an article about a phone with no bezel to state that you think it is ugly and you like bezels?

50. 305Bucko

Posts: 506; Member since: Aug 07, 2011

ummm they do have curtains and they are fire-retardant... yes retardant like yourself. WOW how non observant, I can see why you are going all Nazi on this "no-bezel" concept.

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