Lenovo teases phone with the "highest ever" screen-to-body ratio
by Milen Yanachkov / May 08, 2018, 8:28 AM
Speaking of the way the image is cropped, there's no telling whether Lenovo's new bezel-less phone will have a notch. One thing that we can determine from the image, however, is that if there's a notch present, it won't be of the iPhone X variety, but rather something more akin to Essential Phone's and Huawei P20 Pro's narrower implementations.
Another thing that's left to the imagination is the bottom bezel, which could be as narrow as the side bezels, or a tad wider. Even Vivo's all-screen Apex phone, which uses a pop-up front-facing camera to eliminate the need of a notch, has a bit of a bottom bezel, with Vivo claiming that shaving it off to match the rest of the phone would be very, very expensive at this point. For a mass-produced device, at least.
So, with this in mind, it wouldn't be out of the question that the upcoming Lenovo flagship has a bit of a chin as well. The company could still minimize the notch—or eliminate it altogether—to work the screen-to-body ratio of the device to the coveted 95%. Whether it would use a mechanized selfie camera and an in-display fingerprint scanner like the Vivo Apex are things we'll have to wait to find out. Speaking of waiting, the new Lenovo phone is said to be slated for a June 14 unveiling.
Taking a closer look at the teaser image posted by Lenovo VP Chang Cheng, we can surmise that the phone will likely omit the current "notch" trend. Assuming that the clock widget is centered on the screen, then the colon dividing the hours and minutes would be dividing the screen vertically, smack-dab in the middle. If this were the case, then there would be no notch, no matter how small. Of course, the widget could be offset to the left, which would change things. But either way, based on the official teaser image, here's what Lenovo's upcoming all-screen could look like with and without a notch:
This is a mock-up based on an official teaser image by Lenovo. It may not be fully representative of the device's final design.
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No doubt it'll have a fat chin.
posted on May 08, 2018, 8:29 AM 5
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You call that fat?! It nearly the same as iPX chin
posted on May 08, 2018, 9:13 AM 11
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You can't have a fat chin and 95% screen to body ratio.
posted on May 08, 2018, 9:42 AM 7
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If the time on the screen is centered on the device, then I doubt there will be a notch at the top (unless it's in the right corner?). Oh, and the only way to remove the bottom bezel is to bend the screen over on itself like the iPhone X, which increases the price of the phone. http://bgr.com/2017/11/09/ipho
posted on May 08, 2018, 8:37 AM 5
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My guess is that it will have a notch placed in the upper right corner. Then lenovo will use a low-tier soc to save cost, bummer.
posted on May 08, 2018, 8:55 AM 1
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Low-cost SOC means better battery. I'll take it.
posted on May 08, 2018, 9:43 AM 0
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Apple has such a big influence don't they?
posted on May 08, 2018, 9:07 AM 1
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Essential was first, not Apple.
posted on May 08, 2018, 9:09 AM 7
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but is this a Doogee's phone https://twitter.com/heling1682
posted on May 08, 2018, 9:24 AM 1
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Dumb dumb dumb...I'd prefer to have a bit of bezel if for anything else, a slight cushion between the edge of the device & the screen for protection, gripping. This is just more ways to hype up the fact that manufacturers have turned phones over to fashion designers. "Colorful, slim, stylish, sexy" is typically the first words out of the CEO's when they show these things off to the press. It's a flipping phone, not a work of art. But, as long as consumers continue to plop down the price they charge for these things, don't look for TRUE innovation to come to market. Just more gimmicks, slimmer phones, smaller batteries...but more colors!
posted on May 08, 2018, 12:59 PM 0
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