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

38. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Might be a thing of beauty, but only if the top and bottom bezels or whatever they are called are not too wide, as they usually are with Sony phones. I probably wouldn't buy one anyway because I regard their devices as way over priced. On the positive side, the quality of Sony products is always first rate.

31. BobLawblaw unregistered

Why are people so obsessed with bezels?

24. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The edge method is the most tasteful I believe. I wonder if an edge on all four sides would look ugly or sick. Go test it with a mid ranger Samsung like you usually do! That would be a truly bezeless phone and then you can sell case or skin that changes the screen size like the LG and Samsung view cases that have a tiny 2 inch screen window. Just make it 5.5 bezeless for media and then when you close the front cover it turns into a 5 incher for web browising and then when you close the cover again, it turns into a 3.5 inch display for 1 handed use. That would be genius.

25. JoshN

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 01, 2015

A good idea that won't be around for next 4 yrs at leadt

21. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Xperia T4

20. mawhob2222

Posts: 219; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Xperia T4

19. may_czos

Posts: 958; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Render looks like Huawei P8 or ZTE Nubia Z9.

22. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Or BB Z10 lol

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: 2282; 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.

5. gaming64 unregistered

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

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: 795; 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: 2982; 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%).

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.

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.

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: 2982; 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: 279; 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?

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