The first true all-screen phone is coming on June 12th

The first truly bezel-less phone is about to become a reality, but it won’t come from Apple or Samsung.

Instead, Chinese company Vivo has just announced that its Vivo Apex concept phone, the same impressive device that we first saw in February at the Mobile World Congress, will be officially unveiled on June 12th.
And it’s all about the screen, the screen with no interruptions and, naturally, no notches.
But will it feature all of the wow-inspiring innovation that we saw with the Vivo Apex? Well, we’re not exactly sure. The Vivo …


The Bluboo S2 was at MWC with its crazy rotatable camera, all-screen front, massive battery

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This year’s MWC was stuffed to the brim with interesting tech and it’s obvious that phones with 18:9 screens and minimal bezels are taking over. Now, while a lot of them will have a notch cutout at the top of the screen to accommodate a selfie camera, some have chosen a more exotic, innovative take on how to deal with the lack of a top bezel. Such is the case with …

Ulefone will show off the T2 Pro at MWC: all-screen front, Helio P70, dual camera

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Ulefone has been known to strive towards building good-looking handsets with respectable hardware specs, and its latest entry is no different. What’s even more exciting about the upcoming Ulefone T2 Pro is that it will be showcased at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, giving enthusiasts a chance to learn more about it!

But what is the Ulefone T2 Pro …

Xiaomi's next flagship rumored to feature all-screen design, 6-inch AMOLED display, Snapdragon 845 chip

Chinese phone maker Xiaomi might be planning something big for next year. A new report from the People’s Republic allegedly reveals some of the most important specs of the company’s 2018 flagship that’s tentatively called Xiaomi Mi 7. While the information below is not official and should be taken with a big grain of salt, some of it coincides with rumors that emerged earlier this year.

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Apparently, the next member of the Mi series will feature an all-screen design. This does make sense, as Xiaomi already has plenty of expertise in this area …

It's (almost) all-screen: 2017's hottest bezel-less phones, ranked

2017 has undoubtedly turned into the year of the bezel-less smartphone, to the point where it’s easy to forget that a year and a half ago most phones didn’t look like they were taken straight out of an 80s sci-fi flick. Just for fun, take a look at this 2015 article of ours listing some of the highest screen-to-body ratio devices on the market — oh my, those bezels! The horror!
But why not explore this space once more? After all, the competition will be considerably more fierce (and, admit it, better-looking) this time. Plus, there’s …

The Vernee Mix 2 is an all-screen phone that you can pre-order for $169

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Bezel-less phones are all the rave this year and the new 18:9 ratio, as unorthodox as it is, is quickly gaining traction with popular top-tier phones pushing it into the mainstream. But what if you want to enjoy an “all-screen” phone without spending the top dollar? Well, you’ve got some choices and the Vernee Mix 2 is one of them.

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Shortages of all-screen displays likely to increase smartphone manufacturing costs in 2018

Bezel-less smartphones have already become a trend in the industry. Few major smartphone brands have yet to launch an almost bezel-less handset, but come 2018 those few will probably embrace the new trend as well.

Unless there won’t be enough all-screen displays that these smartphones require. In fact, there’s currently a shortage of smartphone panels, which is expected to continue into 2018. The main cause is the strong demand for “customized all-screen panels” and not enough manufacturers to fulfill it.

Apparently, the all-screen panel size requirements …

Gawk hopelessly at these new all-screen Sharp phones you won't be able to get outside Japan

Wow! Seriously, look at Sharp’s brand new phones and tell us 2017 hasn’t been an extra special year for smartphone design! We always counted on the Japanese firm to lead the bezel-less movement, as it’s always had a thing for making minimally framed phones – even back when the technological means to do so weren’t really there.

Now, Sharp has reached the point where it seemingly can’t go any further with minimizing screen bezels. This happens with the brand new Sharp FS8016 and FS8010 smartphones, set to debut in Japan this July. Stunning design aside, …

The Bluboo S1 brings an all-screen design and powerful specs at an affordable price

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Supposed OPPO Find 9 renders show extra thin bezels and all-screen design

When it comes to elusive smartphones, the Oppo Find 9 has to be it. If we had “vaporware” awards here at PhoneArena, this one would have won for two years in a row now. Announced back in March 2014, the Chinese company’s then-flagship smartphone, the Oppo Find 7 (which succeeded the Find 5), has been left without a heir since – which is incredibly unusual, considering the rapid pace of smartphone development where six-month upgrades (and sometimes less) are hardly surprising. We basically assumed that Oppo quietly retired its Find line in favor of its R-series, yet the odd Find 9 rumor keeps rearing …