One of a repeated leitmotifs in my 2016 coverage of a mobile attention was how most we hated vast bezels in phones, to a indicate that we bashed a iPhone 7 and Google Pixel flattering badly for carrying Martian foreheads and Jay Leno chins (the latter’s bezel was totally irregular since there wasn’t even a symbol there). Fans of those phones always opposite with some movement of “What’s a mania with little bezels? Who cares?”
Well, apparently, each phonemaker cares, since 2017 is going to be a year of very, really slim bezel phones. We already know from utterly arguable rumors that a Samsung Galaxy S8 and a subsequent iPhone will both have little bezels. The former is rumored to have a 90% screen-to-body ratio, and a iPhone 8 (or whatever Apple calls that 10th anniversary device…) is substantially going to do divided with a earthy home symbol and a hulk bottom bezel. And LG has all though strictly reliable something identical a subsequent flagship.
Set to be strictly denounced during a Mobile World Congress, a LG G6 will stone a 5.7-inch arrangement with additional high (or wide, depending on how you’re holding a phone) aspect ratio, according to an central proclamation by LG Displays a integrate days ago. In fact, a G6’s 18:9 aspect ratio is a initial mobile arrangement of a kind. (As I’ve written before, LG’s G array has always been a “first” to do something, either it’s Quad HD fortitude or modularity)
To that end, LG also expelled this ad for a G6, teasing a phone with a “big screen, smaller body.”
Now, LG phones have prolonged been an attention personality in shortening bezel sizes — a LG G2 and G3 became cult darlings of tech geeks for that same reason — so for a South Korean association to lead their promotional duplicate with this is telling.
Could a G6 be a bezel-less phone ala a Xiaomi Mi Mix? Even if not utterly that extreme, it’s protected to assume a G6 will have significantly smaller bezels than prior LG phones, to a indicate that it’ll substantially resemble those image photos of what a Galaxy S8 is ostensible to demeanour like.
LG personification adult a “smaller body” partial in a promotional duplicate has me really intrigued, since it suggests a G6 could have a smaller physique than the G5 despite bumping a shade sizes by roughly half an in. (the G5 has a 5.3-inch screen).
Now, to get behind to a indicate of little bezels and since tech geeks wish them. One, it’s a extraneous factor: screens only demeanour cooler and some-more unconventional if it appears bezel-less. Second, carrying a large shade phone in a little physique that’s still serviceable with one palm is a ultimate “have your cake and eat it too” impulse in mobile gadgets.
If we consider bezel sizes don’t matter, have a demeanour during this corresponding comparison between dual phones with a accurate same shade sizes. Which phone looks like it’s easier to use with one palm and fit in your slot better?
Much credit to Xiaomi for delivering a Mi Mix in 2016, since in 2017, everybody is jumping on board: a bezel is dead.
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