Lenovo teases phone with the "highest ever" screen-to-body ratio

Lenovo's Vice President Chang Cheng has teased an upcoming flagship smartphone with around 95% screen-to-body ratio, perhaps even higher. Cheng posted the teaser image to the left (or above if you're on a phone) and asked fans to guess what screen-to-body ratio the device will have: a) 80-84%, b) 85-89%, c) 90-94%, or d) 95%. It's kind of hard to judge by the image, given the deliberate crop, but it's a relatively safe bet that Lenovo's VP wouldn't be teasing it this way if the company wasn't capable of producing something in the 95% range.

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.

source: Weibo via Gizmochina



1. DolmioMan

Posts: 348; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

No doubt it'll have a fat chin.

7. AronWunarso

Posts: 245; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

You call that fat?! It nearly the same as iPX chin

11. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

If the bezel is same size all around the phone and still very thin (iPhone X design) that's beautiful.

30. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

Mmmeeeh I think it's huge with the x, like it has a case on it.

10. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

....aaand with a chin!

13. Cat97

Posts: 2029; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

You can't have a fat chin and 95% screen to body ratio.

29. mackan84

Posts: 689; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Not fat but it won’t be symmetric like iPhone X all the way round. The chin is always there on androids

2. Landon

Posts: 1248; Member since: May 07, 2015

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/iphone-x-review-part-idk-best-design-feature/

3. Nimbus

Posts: 442; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

My bet is 90-94% screen to body ratio or may be 95% screen to body ratio may be whether if only there notch or not regarding.

4. dimas

Posts: 3448; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

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.

14. Cat97

Posts: 2029; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Low-cost SOC means better battery. I'll take it.

18. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Not really... 450 is cheaper than 630. And 630 is better power saving.

5. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2284; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Apple has such a big influence don't they?

6. Dejan92

Posts: 141; Member since: Feb 06, 2014

Essential was first, not Apple.

12. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Yet everybody does the Iphone X style notch.. yet every notched phone came out after the iphone X. but nice try tough.

15. Cat97

Posts: 2029; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Well...it is very hard to imitate the Essential phone notch because they have some patents of the speaker placement whic. The iPhone X's larger and more naive notch is easier to replicate.

19. Humanoid

Posts: 1226; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Sharp phones are cyclop just like Essential.

16. srgonu

Posts: 569; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Notch is there for essential followed by Apple. Everyone copied both notch and chin from essential.

21. nodes

Posts: 1164; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

you wish. that phone barely sell.

22. jonathanfiuwx

Posts: 184; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

It's not about sales. It's about who did it first.

23. cmdacos

Posts: 4392; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I don't see apple in any of this (assuming there is no unibrow)

8. Khyron

Posts: 402; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

Please no more stupid notches It just Useless Destroys simetry

9. S4NDY

Posts: 274; Member since: Mar 14, 2016


Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

I was like yeah......until i saw the notch :(

20. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

it will have a notch a chine

24. gmp009

Posts: 24; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Only phone i am liking with a NOTCH!

25. Godlymansean

Posts: 339; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Love it

26. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

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!

27. cmdacos

Posts: 4392; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Why are you grabbing the phone on the face at all?

28. Onespot

Posts: 55; Member since: Mar 15, 2018

They are hiding the notch because they are ashamed of it... Lol

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