Nokia 7+ live photo shows off the handset's thin bezels and 18:9 aspect ratio

We’ve seen images of the Nokia 7+ before, but today we have a new live photograph that shows the upcoming device’s lock screen and thin bezels. The Nokia 7+ is the first handset from Nokia licensee HMD Global to feature the so called “near bezel-less” display that is all the rage these days. Part of that look includes the use of an 18:9 aspect ratio, which results from the 1080 x 2160 (FHD+) resolution employed on the unit’s 6-inch screen.

Speaking of the display, it also will be the first Nokia smartphone to feature a screen with rounded corners. Under the hood you’ll find the Snapdragon …


Sony H8266 appears again on a different benchmark site with SD-845, 18:9 aspect ratio and 4GB RAM

Back in December, we told you about a Sony handset with the model number of H8266. The phone appeared on the Geekbench benchmark site, powered by the Snapdragon 845 chipset. 4GB of RAM was inside and Android 8.0 was pre-installed. Today, the very same model number surfaced on a handset that was run through AnTuTu’s benchmark test. The specs listed match the ones revealed back in December.

That means the Sony H8266 was once again seen carrying Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 845 mobile platform, with an octa-core CPU, the Adreno 630 GPU and Android 8.0 pre-installed. According to the benchmark …

Will display aspect ratio affect your buying decisions in 2018?

2017 brought us some pretty amazing phones and an entirely new form-factor and aspect ratio. Since manufacturers wanted to reduce all bezels — sides, top, and bottom — they introduced this new, elongated ratio (ranging from 18:9 to 19.5:9), making phone displays taller and more immersive. But then again, 16:9 is still pretty much the standard when it comes to online media, so it’s a bit awkward when watching letterboxed YouTube clips on your extra-wide phone screen.

So, some people like the new step, while others insist that 16:9 is good enough and there’s no need …

Alleged Galaxy S9 browser benchmark tips aspect ratio that screams Infinity Display design

Details about Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S9 and S9+ are slowly trickling down via tips, renders and leaked benchmarks to such an extent, that now we are able to confirm the screen aspect ratio with near certainty, courtesy of the HTML5 browser test.
A certain “Samsung SM-G960F” has made a pass there, running on Android 8.0 Oreo fumes, and it is none other than the successor of the SM-G950F, which in turn is the international codename of the Galaxy S8. The benchmark clearly lists a screen aspect ratio that is equivalent to 2.05:1, or exactly what the S8, S8+ and Note …

Are there actual benefits to the 18:9 aspect ratio on the iPhone X and Note 8?

Ever since the iPhone debuted in 2007, signaling the proverbial Big Bang of the smartphone sector, we’ve seen a lot of different trends come and go. Instead of seeing devices becoming smaller and smaller, they started getting bigger and bigger to accommodate larger displays in what was increasingly becoming a pocket-sized personal computer. Ten years after the first-generation iPhone, Apple launches the iPhone X, an impressive device as well as Apple’s first foray into a new trend for smartphones: the 18:9 aspect ratio.

Whether you’re a so-called “Apple fanboy” or an Android …

What's your preferred phone screen aspect ratio? (poll results)

If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it – that seems to be the takeaway from our latest poll on mobile phone screen aspect ratio preferences. In the year when flagship phone displays from most major brands grew taller and narrower, shifting from 16:9 aspect ratios to 18.5:9 (Galaxy S8), 19.5:9 (iPhone X), or straight up 2:1 Univisium standard (LG V30), we wanted to ask you if that’s ok with you, and whether you miss the older standard. It turns out that the new format is somewhat forced on users, as more than half of our 2530 respondents prefer the standard 16:9 ratio that …

What's your preferred phone screen aspect ratio?

In the year when flagship phone displays from most major brands grew taller and narrower, shifting from 16:9 aspect ratios to 18.5:9 (Galaxy S8), 19.5:9 (iPhone X), or straight up 2:1 Univisium standard (LG V30), we wanted to ask you if that’s ok with you, and whether you miss the older standard. The thing is, the 2:1 ratio or the ones gravitating around it, is shifting downmarket to midrangers, and next year we might see most phones moving to the tall and narrow paradigm.

There are downsides and advantages to both formats, but, needless to say, the old one of, …

Japan Display announces new 6-inch display with 18:9 aspect ratio

Japan Display (JDI), announced that it has started mass production of a 6-inch screen with an 18:9 aspect ratio and a 1440 x 2560 resolution. JDI is calling this the “Full Active” LCD display, which employs a new high density wiring allowing the bottom bezel to be as thin as the other three sides. The screen comes with the second-generation Pixel Eyes technology allowing for deeper blacks. Additionally, users with wet fingers will be able to easily navigate the screen. The latter is important in this age of water resistant handsets.

Since Sony often uses JDI as a source for its screens, …

Google's Pixel XL 2 allegedly shows up on GFXBench with Snapdragon 835, tall aspect ratio

Google’s next pair of flagships in the Pixel line aren’t expected to come out in a while, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get some information about it beforehand. In fact, a listing on graphics benchmark service GFXBench’s database seems to show the specs of the bigger of the two, the Pixel XL 2, in their full glory.

The first and most noticeable feature here is the unusual display size, listed as 2560 x 1312 pixels. Unless what we’re looking at is an error, this would mean the device will sport a display with a taller aspect ratio. And despite it being …

Samsung Galaxy S8 display: What's the deal with the new aspect ratio?

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are almost upon us. And, among their many unique features, the most notable one has to be the aspect ratio of their screens. After the LG G6 and its 9:18 aspect ratio, Samsung announced their flagships with an even stranger one – 9:18.5.

According to the South Korean behemoth, this provides a large screen in a body that fits in your hand. So, combined with the extremely slim bezels, making for a screen-to-body ratio of 84.26%, the “unboxed” Galaxy phones should provide a phablet-worthy display in a smartphone body, right?

Well, …