Japanese wiring builder Sharp on Tuesday revealed a new smartphone, a Aquos S2, that furthers a many widespread trend with complicated smartphones: a genocide of a bezel.
In phone-speak, “bezels” are a borders around a smartphone’s display. On a iPhone 7 in a above photo, for instance, a bezels are flattering large compared to those on a Aquos S2.
Over a past several months, however, several smartphone manufacturers have done it a indicate to cringe those borders. The thought is to make it so we have some-more arrangement space for examination videos and personification games but lugging around a hulk device.
Chinese phone builder Xiaomi trimmed a bezels of a Mi Mix phone late final year, while a most new flagships from Samsung and LG have helped put this arrange of pattern in people’s hands in a West. The first phone from Essential, a new startup led by Android co-creator Andy Rubin, looks set to eventually do a same. And if a gossip indent is to be believed, Apple’s arriving “iPhone 8” will follow suit.
Years before all of them, though, Sharp done a thought a existence with a Aquos Crystal phone. Its new Aquos S2 is usually on sale in China as of this writing, and it’s doubtful to ever make a approach to a US. But with a starting cost around $370, it shows what a some-more affordable tiny-bezel phone can demeanour like.
Here’s a closer look: