The iPhone 8 and Galaxy S8 may come with 'edge-to-edge' screens, how is that possible?

"Edge-to-edge," "bezel-less," "all-glass," "90% screen-to-body" - these are all terms bandied about by analysts and "insider sources" when it comes to the upcoming 2017 flagships from the world's top phone makers Apple and Samsung. We don't need to sell you on the benefits of having the largest possible screen area in the smallest possible footprint without compromising ergonomics and ease of use, of course, but if you can't help but wonder how Apple or Samsung are going to achieve it, look no further than this primer...
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35 Comments

27. aljololzz

Posts: 85; Member since: Nov 07, 2016

it would be great

29. xeonfire

Posts: 94; Member since: Feb 15, 2014

I use the s7 edge, and find that curve edge is useless, as it kinda interfere with my normal interaction with the main screen, because it registered that the screen has been touched on the side, what you touch on the main screen becomes unresponsive. With bezeless, I predict similar issue.

30. notmitchshelton

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should.

32. NewroticSlob

Posts: 182; Member since: May 09, 2013

To have a phone with no bezel, it would be practical to make the phone a bit thicker. This would give the user someplace to grab the phone and allow for more space within for better heat transfer and internals. The negatives would be a heavier and bulkier phone. However, is that a negative if your phone doesn't go into meltdown or you can avoid dropping your $1000 nugget of tech on the concrete?

36. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

I like a bit of bezel to make a phone easy to hold without accidentally touching the screen and launching an app unintentionally. So many 'features' these days are either a gimmick or merely a fashion statement. The bezel-free phone might look impressive from a fashion point of view but it doesn't add any functionality - much like the LG G4 with its fancy leather backings. Just shows you the lack of any real innovation in smartphones - what length OEM's need to go to in order to differentiate their offerings from the competition, at the risk of alienating loyal fans that like things the way they are.
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