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Do you think smartphones with large bezels look outdated?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 …

The Bluboo S1 has a powerful processor, slim bezels, and an enticing price-tag

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It’s 2017 and the trendy features for a smartphone to have are as follows — dual camera; near-bezel-less design. And of course, a lot of the top-shelf handsets out there have them, but have you seen those prices? Oh, la la! So, coming out with an aggressive price-tag in today’s oversaturated market is also a huge plus. And that’s what Bluboohas …

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 …