Honor 7X, sporting the premium thin bezels look at an affordable price, is coming to the U.S.

Looking for a phone that looks like an expensive new handset with thin bezels, an 18:9 aspect ratio, but doesn’t cost an arm and a leg? Then buddy, have we got news for you. Last month we introduced you to the Honor 7X, a mid-range offering from Huawei’s sub-brand that aims to look like an expensive top shelf model. Launched in China on October 17th, word came out today that other countries are destined to receive the Honor 7X. We should be hearing more about this on December 5th.

The Honor 7X features a 5.93-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 2160. Even if you failed basic math 101, …


Mid-range Sony Xperia XA1 Plus launches in the US, fans of large bezels rejoice


Shortly after releasing the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact in
the US,
Sony is now bringing another new (but cheaper) smartphone stateside. We’re
talking about the Xperia XA1 Plus, a mid-range handset with a 5.5-inch 1080p
screen and an unmistakable Sony design – large top and bottom bezels
included. 

 

As of today, the unlocked Sony Xperia XA1 Plus can be
pre-ordered through Amazon, which acts as one of Sony’s official US
distribution channels. The new smartphone is offered for $379.99 (in gold,
black, or blue), comes with US warranty, and will be shipped on October 23.
Like most unlocked …

Nokia 9 renders reveal thin bezels, lack of headphone jack

HMD isn’t supposed to launch another flagship by the end of the year, so if you’re hoping the rumored Nokia 9 will somewhat make its way to the market soon, then you’ll be disappointed. The Finnish company is expected to introduce at least three new handsets early next year: Nokia 2, 7 and 9.

Pictures of the Nokia 2 have already leaked out last month, but no credible Nokia 9 imagery emerged until now. OnLeaks has decided to render HMD’s upcoming flagship and provide us with a better look of what’s to come.

These renders are based on CAD files of the Nokia …

Poll results: have bezels gotten too thin?

It seems that the war against the bezel has not yet been won. But let us explain what we mean. This year, the Galaxy S8, the Note 8, the LG G6 and V30, the iPhone X, and a whole ton of smaller name manufacturer phones are coming out with an all-display front that looks a lot like what concept designers dreamed of back in 2012.

But the future is here, and we can finally place such a device in our hands. And… they are not all that great to handle, are they? It takes just a few seconds for a user that has no experience with Samsung’s Galaxy S8 to ask “Wait, how do …

Google Pixel 2 XL flaunts its (not too) thin bezels in new leaked photos

The Pixel 2 XL is one of Google’s upcoming smartphones
that’s manufactured by LG (while the Pixel 2 is made by HTC), and perhaps
that’s why it’ll offer a near-bezel-less screen reminiscent of the LG G6 or LG
V30. While we’ve already seen various images and renders allegedly showing the
Pixel 2 XL, we can now take a look at a new photo that seemingly confirms the
fact that the device has thin bezels around its display (a 6-inch one, if
rumors are correct).

 

Posted on Twitter by Evan Blass (@evleaks), the new image
shows the Google Pixel 2 XL inside a protective case. Even so, the near-bezel-less, …

Alleged Google Pixel 2 protective cover hints at large top and bottom bezels for the phone

Google has high hopes for its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2XL. To understand that, all you need to see is the television commercial about the Pixel that promotes the October 4th unveiling of the two sequel models. In the ad, Google shows hundreds of questions people ask about their smartphone, including What’s wrong with my phone’s battery? Why is my phone always out of storage? Why does my phone take so many blurry photos? Why doesn’t my phone understand me? Why is my smartphone so slow? It appears that Google will tell us on October 4th that the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL are the phones for you.

Last …

Pixel 2 XL to have tiny bezels all around, while Pixel 2 said to stick with older design

Google is rumored to unveil its second generation Pixel phones on October 5th, exactly one year after the launch of the original Pixel, and we already know that the phones will be powered by the yet unannounced Snapdragon 836 system chip, a slightly faster chip than the 835 that is currently found on most Android flagships.

A bezel-less screen expected for the Pixel 2 XLInterestingly, we now learn that the Google Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL might be very different phones in one important aspect: while leaked pictures of the smaller Pixel 2 show …

Do you think smartphones with large bezels look outdated?

When it comes to smartphone screens, size certainly matters. Since about a decade ago, when the first full-touch phones started to show up, average display sizes have gone up from around 3 inches to over 5 inches. Naturally, overall phone sizes have also gone up, and while a fair share of users may still prefer compact devices, now, most of us are perfectly happy with carrying smartphones that were considered giant some years ago.

Fortunately, various manufacturers – including Samsung and LG – have found ways to pack humongous displays into bodies that are surprisingly …

'Final' iPhone 8 design leak depicts 4mm bezels, tips $1100 release price

Whenever a popular phone approaches its announcement date, there is a barrage of case makers that advertise their brands by pushing concept images of the handset snug tightly in their own wrappers. In the best-case scenario, such renders are based on leaked factory schematics and tips from industry sources, rather than just rumors and educated guesswork, so sometimes these leaks depict what turns out to be very close to the real deal. The latest in these installments comes courtesy of a luxury case maker that pushed some info about the iPhone 8 already, but now has managed to issue …

Alleged Google Pixel XL (2017) design revealed: Thin bezels are in

While it may have been working on three different new Pixel phones for this year, Google will ultimately release only two models – at least if the latest rumors turn out to be correct. These two models should be a 5-inch Pixel to directly succeed the original Pixel of 2016, and a larger handset codenamed Taimen.

Possibly called Google Pixel XL 2017, or maybe Pixel 2 XL, the Taimen is – according to Android Police, a 6-inch smartphone that’s manufactured by LG and resembles the device seen in the render below.

Android Police is “exceptionally confident” that the renders below reveal …