Lenovo teases phone with the "highest ever" screen-to-body ratio

Lenovo’s Vice President Chang Cheng has teased an upcoming flagship smartphone with around 95% screen-to-body ratio, perhaps even higher. Cheng posted the teaser image to the left (or above if you’re on a phone) and 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%. It’s kind of hard to judge by the image, given the deliberate crop, but it’s a relatively safe bet that Lenovo’s VP wouldn’t be teasing it this way if the company wasn’t capable of producing something in the 95% range.

Speaking of the way the image is cropped, …


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 …

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 …

Samsung Galaxy S9 to come with extremely high screen-to-body ratio, rumor claims

The rumor mill is spinning hard yet again, this time powered by the gossipy winds of Samsung’s next flagship. The latest Galaxy S9 speculation comes from SamMobile. An unnamed tipster has, well, tipped the media outlet that the 2018 flagship will boast a very high screen-to-body ratio. 

According to the source, the Galaxy S9 will come with a screen-to-body ratio of up to 89-90 percent. If you don’t happen to know what the term means, it tells you how much of the surface the display represents when compared to the whole device. For comparison, the screen-to-body …

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, …