Sony hints at the possibility of bezel-less Xperia devices in the future
Beginning with the Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, the team revealed that the implementation of the 18:9 aspect ratio was largely related to its popularity in the market, although Sony also noted that the larger display could enhance the experience of those who use smartphones as a communication tool. Nevertheless, the team was adamant that the best aspect ratio depended on each device. Take the top-of-the-line Xperia XZ2 Premium, for example. The smartphone boasts a large 4K display but sticks to the much more traditional 16:9 aspect ratio, the reason behind this being the smartphone’s overall use. Sony says it created the flagship smartphone with content viewing in mind and says that the adoption of an 18:9 display would have created unnecessary borders around the content, hence the use of a more traditional aspect ratio.
Moving away from its current flagship devices, the team was asked about the recent bezel-less trend and confirmed that they are working on possible designs, although the company isn’t necessarily in a rush. Sony is keen that its smartphones be both easy to hold and capable of providing a good viewing experience, something that a reduction in bezel size would impact. Additionally, Sony also notes that it would need to move the front-facing stereo speakers and the selfie camera if it adopted the trend.
Based on the experience Sony wishes to offer with its Xperia devices, the team seems clear that its newer designs offer the optimal experience at this moment in time, but as technology evolves, the brand confirmed that it will be adopting new features that allow it to evolve its smartphone designs without any major compromises.