Curious renders envision a curved "banana" iPhone

Earlier this week, reports emerged that Apple may be working on touchless controls for future iterations of the iPhone, as well as a new type of OLED or microLED display that curves inwardly and from top to bottom, instead of outwardly and to the sides. With this in mind, designer Martin Hajek has decided to offer his take on what a future iPhone with this kind of display could look like.

The resulting renders are certainly interesting, to say the least, albeit plenty bizarre as well. Hajek’s vision is somewhat reminiscent of the Nokia 8100—a.k.a. …


Results: curved screens are getting annoying

Samsung’s curved edge displays are an impressive technological feat and do look cool. Well, they looked cool and fresh a couple of years ago, now — they are the signature appearance of a Sammy flagship, with its novelty slightly worn off.

While they allow for razor-thin bezels and futuristic looks, they also make it a bit more awkward to hold and use the phone, with accidental touches and thin frames that don’t provide much of a grip.

We wondered — are we over the curvy screens? Especially since Samsung has removed flat-screened variants for its top-tier devices and everyone that …

Huawei turns to LG for the curved OLED display on its "Ultra-Premium" phone

Huawei is now apparently turning to LG to source OLED panels for certain models. The very first Huawei-branded handset to feature an LG screen is the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS. The ultra-premium handset carries a 6-inch OLED screen with curved edges and an under-display fingerprint scanner. Priced at €1,695 (equivalent to $2,103 USD) for the 256GB model and €2,095 (equivalent to $2,599 USD) for the 512GB version, this is obviously not a phone that will end up in many consumers’ hands.

For LG, providing the display for the Porsche Design Huawei Mate RS could be a way to get its foot in …

Sony teases new curved design for upcoming phones

Sony is expected to launch a brand new phone in just about a week and the company has now teased that the device will come with a new design.

While Sony is one of the most prolific Android phone makers – it launched a new high-end phone every six months or so – its design has remained relatively unchanged. The rectangular looks and blocky design of its devices is actually one thing that makes a Sony phone easy to recognize among all others.
This new phone – likely to be called the Xperia XZ2 – seems to have a curved back, an important ergonomic feature …

Meizu 15 render appears revealing curved screen, fingerprint scanner and dual camera setup

Earlier this week, we showed you a couple of renders that allegedly show the front and back of the Meizu 15 Plus. The handset features very thin bezels, an 18:9 aspect ratio, and a dual camera setup on back. Below the rear camera is either a 10-LED flash (like the one found on the Meizu Pro 6 Plus) or perhaps a laser auto focus for the snappers on back. The phone will be powered by the Snapdragon 845 mobile platform or the Exynos 8895 chipset.

Besides the 15 Plus, Meizu is planning on launching a smaller version of the device which carries the moniker of the Meizu 15. A render of the phone …

Elephone U Pro brings big, curved OLED display in a compact 'bezel-less' design

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Curved OLED displays aren’t just a Samsung prerogative any more, it seems, as Elephone is eking out models with such screens, but made by one of the largest display companies in China. BOE introduced a flexible OLED screen back in October, and Elephone is seemingly the first one to take advantage of the gear that breaks Samsung and LG’s duopoly in the industry of thin, frugal displays with ultrahigh contrast ratio.

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The Elephone U: dual camera, curved screen, Pro version

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A couple of months ago, Elephone teased us with a bit of information about an upcoming smartphone — the Elephone S9. The handset is supposed to be the company’s flagship, offering decent specs at an aggressive price point. We know that it will have a curved AMOLED screen with the new 18:9 aspect ratio, and minimal bezels, but the rest of the details were fuzzy.

First Samsung Galaxy A5 (2018) renders show a shrunken down Galaxy S8 sans the curved display

Tall, nearly bezel-less displays are old news by now, with nearly everyone in the industry having already shown what its own take on the idea looks like. And in its brief lifetime, the trend has moved beyond just flagship devices, with both little-known Chinese manufacturers and bigger names like LG releasing cheaper devices utilizing the design.

So it was only inevitable that Samsung, one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world, would start moving its own mid-rangers towards the so-called “Infinity Display” design — after all, the …

Report: Samsung and LG are each working on a display with four curved sides

If the design of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ leaves you breathless, a new report published today says that Samsung is working on a screen that would come with four curved sides instead of just two. The top and bottom would also be curved making for a truly bezel-free screen. Such a display would cover more than 98% of the phone’s front body. Samsung rival LG is also believed to be working on a similar panel.

According to today’s report, Samsung was originally going to use this new screen on the Apple iPhone 8 this year. Recently, Samsung signed a two-year contract with Apple, …

Top 5 smartphones with curved screens and edgeless displays coming in 2017

With “curved screen” and “edgeless display” designs becoming distinguishing features of truly modern smartphones, odds are good that we’ll be seeing plenty of such specimens pop up throughout 2017. The technology is available, Samsung and LG’s flexible OLED screen factories are firing at full capacity, and people seem to love the sleek, futuristic look of smartphones like the Galaxy S8, the LG G6, or last year’s Xiaomi Mi Mix.

The path is clear for all manufacturers willing to update their flagship phone designs, and that’s a great thing! This year, we are very …