Sony Lavender render leaks out, flaunting almost bezel-less sides

Sony Lavender render leaks out, flaunting almost bezel-less sides
A prominent leakster account tweeted the following render, claiming that this is an outline of the rumored upcoming Lavender phone from Sony. Lavender is undoubtedly a codename, and last we heard about this handset, it was said to sport a 1080p screen resolution, though no display diagonal was given. 

Sony will allegedly use the 64-bit MediaTek MT6752 chipset, which is a 2 GHz octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 endeavor with Mali-T760 GPU, and an integrated LTE modem. Not too shabby at all, but it's the phone's side bezels, or lack of them thereof, that attracted our attention. 

Sony Lavender, which goes by the internal model number E5503, will apparently follow in the footsteps of Xiaomi, ZTE, LeTV, and other trendy recent handsets that have introduced almost bezel-less designs. As for the exact specs, price and release date, these remain a mystery so far, though something tells us the announcement date shouldn't be far away.

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38 Comments

1. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Just like pictures emerged from the Z3 that also appeared almost bezel-less yet when inside the phone they were regular bezels.

10. buccob

Posts: 2956; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

both Z3 and Z3 Compact had a notable improvement in screen-to-body ratio, considering its design materials and IP certification... Even the S6 has bigger bezels, the thing is that the squarey look of Sony gives the impression that the bezels are bigger.... Even the ZL has a similar ratio to the Sharp Aquos Crystal and people didn't bat an eye.

26. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/proxy/u5NMa0xkW5SZ2WMut3_camICzIfoz0IPG78qkL6OGRzeLNgp42InfxHao_y90wEHPUracCamU7DE1ijJbeQWTKK4TgCSyIO_llSm5AMjTblM8j8GzQCpqOYOO4Xb9t5RQ0Dyd3KVMnJkAL2TUQlVLyvG5vSNANxU=w443-h332-nc i think sony keep fooling their fanboy.. look at the picture.. and how come sony claimed that the z3 has 5'2 while it's just as big as 5'1 of the s6.. i think sony fanboy need to wake up that the s6 has better screen to body ratio and dont let the numbers from sony fools you..

28. ninja_master

Posts: 306; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

29. maccess

Posts: 742; Member since: Jan 16, 2013

Hey kid.. i'm giving you real proof with picture.. i dont care what numbers are when you can clearly see the s6 has better body to screen ratio.. use your eyes kid look at the picture not the spec sheet..

34. kabiluddin

Posts: 274; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Hey, Stupid...... Don't make a fool out of yourself anymore. I'm laughing at you and the idiot who liked your post.

32. techsavvy.jaz

Posts: 163; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

the screens are measured diagonally, does it occurred to you that, the Z3 might be little wider than the S6?

35. sunjay140

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

Sony isn't fooling us. GSM Arena and Phone Arena both say that the Z3 has a smaller screen to body ratio.

30. Jason2k13

Posts: 1451; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I cant really tell much about the bezels, but we all can agree that overall the Z3 is bigger and heavier than the S6.

33. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Didn't say otherwise, just said that the pictures of glass panels obviously have small bezels but when they are actually implemented on a phone they will obviously be larger because of the shell of the phone. You're right on what you say.

12. CAMBODIANPATRIOT

Posts: 226; Member since: May 10, 2015

It's just a concept phone from a Sony fan. It's a great design but still not gonna convince me.

13. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

WOW!!! Even something great still can't convince you, master? The iPhones must be far beyond great!!!!

15. neela_akaash

Posts: 1239; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Looks photoshoped....

17. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Whoa, watch out there, buddy. He's known for making fun of people's mom when someone bashes or talks bad about his beloved fruit company.

23. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Good for you but you see no matter what design or others crap Apple will come with i wont buy it. In fact even if they would pay me i would not use it. Why? i dont like the way Apple acting toward the market and its monopolistic way ( music streaming , electronic book ect ) Some ppl have self respect you know and wont buy because of principle i am one of those.

2. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Has a big front camera lens, front flash, dual front speakers, thin bezels, flagship design. Must be a high end phone, global Z4 maybe?

7. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

The alleged chipset is not a flagship-grade.

16. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

But the model number is quite close to a flagship. Probably some cheaper Z4 variant?

36. sunjay140

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

No, it's a cheap mediatek phone.

3. dlsnhuff

Posts: 111; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Kinda late, huh Sony ( ? )

37. sunjay140

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

The Xperia ZL has smaller bezels than the G3. I would hardly call that late.

4. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Bezel-less sides mean nothing when the top and bottom bezels are huge...

6. josephnero

Posts: 777; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

I will have better than 70% STBR so what's your rant about?

8. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

The bottom bezels aren't huge as opposed of the top bezels. However, a more balanced design like the Xperia ZL is far better than this one.

11. buccob

Posts: 2956; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

tell that to Apple... basically that has been the design philosophy of iPhones... thin side bezels and huge top and bottom... At least Z3 and Z3 Compact has better s-t-b ratio (71%) vs iPhone 6 (65.8%) and Galaxy S6 (70%).

5. gaming64 unregistered

The color is a big turnoff for me. Girls phone.

9. Martin_Cooper

Posts: 1774; Member since: Jul 30, 2013

Uneven top and bottom bezels, just looks weird :S At least make the bottom bezer bigger than the top, the other way around just looks weird :S

14. Felix_Gatto

Posts: 942; Member since: Jul 03, 2013

The top bezels are bigger because of that big f*cking selfie camera.

18. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2277; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Front* camera.

27. vergil9

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

Bigger bottom bezel just like htc? Then put on screen buttons? That way the screen would be way off the center.

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