Bezel-less Lenovo Z5 stars in new teaser, shows narrow bottom bezels

Lenovo keeps teasing its “truly bezel-less” smartphone, the Z5, but other than saying that it has the “highest ever” screen-to-body ratio, there’s no info about the upcoming device. We don’t even know what does “highest” means since Lenovo’s VP, Chang Cheng asked fans to guess what screen-to-body ratio the device will have: a) 80-84%, b) 85-89%, c) 90-94%, or d) 95%.

To make it easier to guess, Cheng posted a picture that shows the upper left side of the smartphone, including the very thin bezels. Today, he posted yet another picture that shows the bottom left side of the Z5, which by the …


Moto Z3 Play live pictures reveal thin bezels, Android 8.1.0 Oreo, dual-camera setup

The Moto Z3 Play is the next major release coming from Motorola. After revealing its new Moto G6 and E5 series, the US company plans to out something more consistent on the market, the Moto Z3 Play, a mid-range smartphone with a bit more power under its chassis than the phones Motorola introduced this year.

Renders of the upcoming Moto Z3 Play leaked last month confirming the smartphone will feature dual rear cameras and a fingerprint sensor positioned on the side along with the power button. Now, a few live pictures of a prototype unit show a little bit more of …

The new Bluboo D5 Pro has super-thin bezels and a rather affordable price tag

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Bezelless devices have already become the rule rather than the exception and it’s only natural for the relatively-new design language to trickle down to the most affordably-priced niches on the smartphone market. Chinese phone maker Bluboo is certainly no stranger to this design concept as it already has a few rather aggressively-priced bezelless devices in its parsenal. The latest bezel-busting phone to join the manufacturer’s ranks …

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 …

Leaked Galaxy S9+ vs S8+ factory schematics solve the mystery of the thickening bezels

We had no reasons to doubt Mr Evan Blass (aka @evleaks) when he disclosed for us the purported official Galaxy S9 and S9+ renders, as he has been spot on since the days Samsung was using plastic housing for its flagships, but some were irked by the evidently thicker side bezels depicted by the renders.

The phones look almost like the new midrange A-series, rather than unchanged Galaxy S8 successor, and the side curve is much less evident than last year, for instance. We chalked it off to a different drawing perspective, but now another reputable leaker is …

Huawei P20 (Huawei P11?) rumor review: triple cameras, Face ID, bezels begone

MWC 2018 is drawing near and we are soon about to drown in an avalanche of brand-new smartphone models. But let’s not complain — we are, in fact, excited about all the cool new tech we are about to finally see, after months and months of leaks and rumors!

Among the slew of new smartphones, we are expecting the Huawei P20 (a.k.a. Huawei P11, the successor of Huawei P10) and while the handset might not be available in the USA from the get-go, it will certainly pack some interesting hardware, according to rumors. Some of it might even go on to be on Honor’s flagships since …

HTC U12 render surfaces revealing very thin bezels, no front-facing fingerprint scanner

The HTC U11 was arguably the best flagship phone from HTC in some time. While it didn’t feature the 18:9 aspect ratio and thin bezels that the competition sported, HTC made up for these oversights with the HTC U11+. One small problem though; the HTC U11+ was not widely distributed, and certainly was not available in the U.S. Keeping all of this in mind, you would expect that the HTC 12 will have all of the features that came with the U11+ Besides the thin bezels, that would include an IP68 certification rating and a large capacity battery.

Today, a render has appeared that allegedly shows …

Sony Xperia XA2 Ultra leaks in live images with rather thick bezels

The Xperia XA2 Ultra is one of the many smartphones that Sony plans to reveal in Q1 2018. Previously leaked as Sony H4233, the device was recently spotted at the Malaysian regulatory agency SIRIM with its real name.

Now, we have a couple of live pictures showing the phone’s front and back sides. Despite rumors that Sony will completely redesign its Xperia lineup, the Xperia XA2 Ultra doesn’t show any signs of improvement from this point of view.

It’s true, the phone comes with really thin bezels on the left and right sides, but the chins are as thick as the …

Leaked Nokia 9 render reaffirms dual selfie cameras, slim bezels

We’ve been hearing about an upcoming Nokia 9 device for a while and it looks like it’s going to be HMD’s fully-packed heavy hitter. While the Nokia 8 would still remain on the flagship spot, the 9 would be that poweruser’s device — the same way the Note 8 and LG V30 are a bit more niche due to the fact that they offer features not every user would care about.

So, what would the Nokia 9 be? We’ve gotten some hints and tips about its hardware — it will be powered by the Snapdragon 835, the rumor mill says — and a clue about a quad-camera setup has been discovered by nosy fans who dig through …

No 21:9 display for the Galaxy S9, record screen-to-body ratio to come from shaved-off bezels

The rumors that Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S9 may switch to a new display aspect ratio like 21:9, in order to execute the eventual screen-to-body ratio increase may be unfounded, reveals an insider claim. 

The source, with a good track record of Samsung-related scoops and finds, tips that it has gotten its paws on reliable info that the eventual screen area increase relative to the overall Galaxy S9 size, will be coming entirely from shrunk bezels, rather than a switch to an even taller aspect ratio.
The speculation is that Samsung will be gunning for the …