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The bezel will be a celeb death this year

by on12 January 2017

Living on the edge

This year we will see the end of the bezel, or at least phones with very slim ones.

It was a prediction we thought about last year but now the year is upon us we are starting to see rumoured phones that are close to the edge.

Xiaomi seemed to be the ground breaker for this new trend delivering the Mi Mix in 2016 and now everyone is following.

Why do we care? Smaller bezels make the screens just look cooler and more futuristic. They look less like an early iPhone which is more of a plus. You also get a bigger screen which you can use with one hand which means your left is free to smash your workmates iPhone if they are stupid enough to leave it on the desk.

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and the next iPhone will both have tiny bezels. In fact the iPhone 8 will probably get rid of its physical home button and the giant bottom bezel. LG has confirmed something similar its next flagship the LG G6.

The G6 will be particularly sexy with its 5.7-inch display with a unique 18:9 aspect ratio. To do that LG should continue its moves to reduce bezel sizes.

In fact the only thing that stands against a bezeless future is the fact that Google does not seem to be on board with its new Pixel which has a bezel the size of Kansas.

Last modified on 12 January 2017
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