Why bezel-less matters: LG posts an infographic about the hot new design trend on the block

Why bezel-less matters: LG posts an infographic about the hot new design trend on the block
LG was among the pioneering companies to bring bezel-less devices to the mass market with its G6 flagship a few months ago. Along with the Galaxy S8 and S8+, the G6 ushered in an era of efficient, aesthetic design that is here to stay.

In its latest infographic, the South Korea-based tech giant wants to give us some insights on "why bezel-less matters", comprising surveys among customers and projected trends that are likely to shape up the future of mobile technology. For example, according to data from IDC, shipments of phones with 5.5" - 6" displays will surpass those of 5" - 5.5" devices sometime in mid-2018 which will likely introduce the need for an even wider adoption of efficient bezel-less designs.

This, and more, is all part of the infographic down below.


source: LG

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12 Comments

1. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

This is a trend that's here to stay. Next up: foldable phones perhaps?

2. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Don't mind even a bit in using the bezel less displays. But 18:9 is stupid when the width is sooooo narrow on pocket devices. It definitely makes sense on theatres and Big TVs but not on mobiles. I have been shouting out since rumour mill started outing details of G6/S8. If not original note like aspect ratio, There should be parallel line of products which still are in16:9. I hope that Sammy tries to differentiate the S and Note series of devices that way at least. So the ask is that -> launch Note devices with over 1000 nits and HDR 10 support in two versions -> Note 8(16:9) and Note 8 Wide(for a lack of better word, with Note 1 aspect ratio). There will then be competition and customer is going to benefit eventually.

4. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I definitely agree. I have the G6, and I'm not the biggest fan of these new tall aspect ratios as well. I often feel that I need more width e.g. when scrolling trhough a webpage in landscape. A bezel-less big 16:9 display would be better imo.

6. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

When the 18:9 trend being here to stay, with taking the feedback of people like you, brands which can afford having separate line of products should definitely have flagships in two aspect ratios. A happy customer means a prospective brand.

11. rowlin

Posts: 50; Member since: Jun 14, 2012

They can easily make it wider, as compared to the 5.7 display with 16:9, that would make the longer display about 6.2 or 6.3. There's so many headers, footer, ads, etc on the top and bottom of the screen, that the 18:9 is a much better way to go imo.

12. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Actually I think that the 18:9 aspect ratio is only usefull in phones and tv/monitors... But not on computers or tablets. I would not mind that aspect on my phone and if the phone is comfortable and durable I'm on board, however I wouldn't like to sacrifice things like stereo speakers, grip and durability of my current setup. I'm fine with a 5.2" display but I wouldn't mind a 5.7" on the same footprint

8. 47AlphaTango

Posts: 729; Member since: Sep 27, 2015

Question is: Would it be developed? Do you know how hard it is to developed a foldable phone without any hardware problems in the future?

9. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

With how many times it's been rumored to be "releasing within the next year", they have to be running into hardware problems. I think one of the biggest issues with foldable phones is battery life and where the technology is currently at. Until there's a breakthrough in battery tech, we might not see a foldable phone until then.

3. KingSam

Posts: 1448; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

The last image might be hinting at a new phone.

5. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

"Ruggedized to the max" + "And affordable as well" that will be V30 with it's MIL-STD and $500 pricetag (and SD821, lol...)

7. ibend2

Posts: 159; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

18:9 is better IMO, since it's narrower than 16:9 with same diagonal that make it easier for one hand use.. and phone with 18:9 and slim bezels also have similar physical size (and ratio) with 16:9 phone with normal bezel, make it look less awkward compared to 16:9 with slim bezels (look at MiMix, Bluboo S1, and sharp aquos)

10. collin3000

Posts: 70; Member since: Apr 28, 2015

75.8% of people said the reason they would get a bezel-less screen is because of "mobile banking". Who the heck did they interview and with what leading questions? I've been in cellphones for several years and never once had someone cite "mobile banking" as a factor for choosing one phone over another.

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